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How to determine if a Linux server is supported by VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 1.7.x and 1.9.x (supported kernels and platform)
Technical Articles ID:  KB72999
Last Modified:  02/27/2014
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McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 1.9.x, 1.7.x

Summary

This article explains how to determine if the kernel version on your Linux server is supported by VirusScan Enterprise for Linux (VSEL) 1.7.x and 1.9.x

Solution 1

To determine your operating system release information:

Redhat
  1. Log in to the system as root.
  2. Type the following command and press ENTER:

    cat /etc/redhat-release 

    The output should match at least one entry in the supported distribution list. For example:

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5 (Tikanga)
    [root@rhel ~]#

Novell
  1. Log in to the system as root.
  2. Type the following command and press ENTER:

    sles10sp364:~  # cat /etc/SuSE-release 

    The output should match at least one entry in the supported distribution list. For example:

    SUSE Linux Enterprise server 10 (x86_64)
    VERSION = 10
    PATCHLEVEL = 3
    sles10sp364:~  #

CentOS

  1. Log in to the system as root.
  2. Type the following command and press ENTER:

    cat /etc/redhat-release 

    The output should match at least one entry in the supported distribution list. For example:

    CentOS release 5.5 (Final)
    [root@centOS ~]#

Ubuntu
  1. Log in to the system as root.
  2. Type the following command and press ENTER:

    cat /etc/lsb-release 

    The output should match at least one entry in the supported distribution list. For example:

    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.10
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=oneiric
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.10"
    root@ubuntu:~#


Amazon Linux AMI

  1. Log in to the system as root.
  2. Type the following command and press ENTER:

    cat /etc/system-release 

    The output should match at least one entry in the supported distribution list. For example:
Amazon Linux AMI release 2011.09 


Oracle Enterprise Linux (supports both RHEL and UEK based distributions)

  1. Log in to the system as root.
  2. Type the following command and press ENTER:

    cat /etc/oracle-release

    The output should match at least one entry in the supported distribution list. For example:

    Oracle Linux Server release 5.6

     
To identify your operating system kernel
  1. Open a terminal session and log in as root.
  2. Type the following command and press ENTER:

    uname -r
IMPORTANT: For the Linux server to be supported by VSEL 1.7 or 1.9, both the kernel and the distribution must be listed in the following table. For example:

[root@rhel ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5 (Tikanga)
[root@rhel ~]# uname -r
2.6.18-194.el5
[root@rhel ~]#
 
In this output, the Linux distribution is RHEL 5.5 and the kernel is el5. Both are listed as supported on RHEL 5.x.

Solution 2

VSEL 1.7.x supports the following distributions and kernels:
Supported Distributions Supported 32-bit (i686) kernels Supported 64-bit (x86_64) kernels NOTES
SLES10x default, smp, bigsmp, xen, xenpae, vmi(2.6.16.60-0.54.5 and above),
vmipae(2.6.16.60-0.54.5 and above)
default, smp, xen  
SLES 11x default, xen, vmi, pae default, xen  
SLES 11 SP2 default, vmi, pae default VSEL 1.7.1 with HF808993 and newer
XEN Kernel Support requires VSEL1.9 with
HF872066
SLES 11 SP3 default, vmi, pae default XEN Kernel Support requires VSEL1.9 with
HF872066
RHEL 5.x el5, el5-pae, el5-xen el5, el5-xen  
RHEL 6.x el6 el6  
RHEL 6.3 el6 el6 VSEL 1.7.1 with HF808993 and newer
RHEL 6.4 el6 el6  
CentOS 5.x el5, el5-pae, el5-xen el5, el5-xen  
CentOS 6.x el6 el6  
Ubuntu 10.04 generic, generic-pae server, generic  
Ubuntu 10.10 generic, generic-pae server, generic  
Ubuntu 11.04 generic, generic-pae server, generic  
Ubuntu 11.10 generic, generic-pae server, generic VSEL 1.7.1 with HF808993 and newer
Ubuntu 12.04 generic, generic-pae server, generic VSEL 1.7.1 with HF808993 and newer
Ubuntu 12.10 generic, generic-pae server, generic VSEL 1.7.1 with HF808993 and newer
Amazon Linux EC2 (3.2 kernel) amz1 amz1 VSEL 1.7.1 with HF808993 and newer
Amazon Linux AMI amz1 amz1 VSEL 1.7.1 and newer required
OEL 5.x (2.6 kernels only) el5, UEK el5, UEK VSEL 1.7.1 and newer required
OEL 6.x (2.6 kernels only) el6, UEK el6, UEK VSEL 1.7.1 and newer required

NOTE:
  • VSEL is not supported in a paravirtualized environment.
  • You can download HF808993 from the McAfee downloads site. See the Related Information section for details.
     

Solution 3

VSEL 1.9.x supports the following distributions and kernels:

Supported Distributions Supported 32-bit (i686) kernels Supported 64-bit (x86_64) kernels NOTES
RHEL 5.x default, el5, el5PAE, el5xen default, el5, el5xen  
RHEL 6.x default, el6 default, el6  
SLES 10.x bigsmp, default, smp, xen, xenpae, vmi, vmipae default, smp, xen  
SLES 11.x default, pae, vmi, xen default, xen SLES 11 SP2 and SP3 running XEN Kernel require HF872066
Ubuntu 10.04 generic, generic-pae server, generic  
Ubuntu 10.10 generic, generic-pae server, generic  
Ubuntu 11.04 generic, generic-pae server, generic  
Ubuntu 11.10 generic, generic-pae server, generic  
**Ubuntu 12.04 generic, generic-pae generic Ubuntu12.04.2 running 3.5.0.xx Kernel requires HF872066
Ubuntu 12.10 generic, generic-pae generic  
CentOS 5.x & 6.x default default  
***Amazon Linux EC2 (3.2 kernel) amz1 amz1  
***Amazon Linux AMI amz1 amz1  
OEL 5.x (2.6 kernels only) el5, UEK el5, UEK  
OEL 6.x (2.6 kernels only) el6, UEK el6, UEK  

** Ubuntu 12.04.3 running the 3.8.xx Kernel is currently not supported.

*** AMI releases with 3.4.43-X Kernel (e.g AMI releases 2013.03 and 2013.09) are not currently supported.

VSEL is not supported in a paravirtualized environment.


NOTE: You can download HF872066 from the McAfee downloads site. See the Related Information section for details.


Kernel and respective distributions

RHEL 5.x 32- and 64-bit RHEL 6.2 32- and 64-bit SLES 10.x 32- and 64-bit SLES 11.x 32- and 64-bit Ubuntu 10.x 32- and 64-bit Ubuntu 11.x 32- and 64-bit Ubuntu 12.x 32- and 64-bit
2.6.18-8 2.6.32-71.18.2 2.6.16.27-0.9 2.6.27.19-5 2.6.32-21 2.6.38-8 3.2.0-xx
2.6.18-238   2.6.16.46-0.12 2.6.32.7-0.2 2.6.32-22 3.0.0-12 3.5.0-xx
2.6.18-274   2.6.16.60-0.9 2.6.32.12-0.7 2.6.32-23    
2.6.18-308   2.6.16.60-0.54.5 3.0.13-0.27 2.6.32-24    
        2.6.32-25    
        2.6.35-21    

NOTE: RHEL 6.4 is supported on default kernel version. Refer to KB78126 for the VSEL 1.9 known issues. Only Amazon Linux is supported on AMAZON EC2. No other Operating Systems are supported on EC2 (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud). VSEL is not supported in a paravirtualized environment.

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