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How to determine if a Linux server is supported by VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 1.7.x, 1.9.x, and 2.0 (supported kernels and platform)
Technical Articles ID:  KB72999
Last Modified:  8/3/2015
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McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux (VSEL) 1.9.x, 1.7.x, and 2.x

Summary

This article explains how to determine if the kernel version on your Linux server is supported by VSEL 1.7.x, 1.9.x, and 2.x.

To determine your operating system information:

Redhat
  1. Log in to the system as root.
  2. Type cat /etc/redhat-release and press ENTER. 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 sles10sp364:~ # cat /etc/SuSE-release and press ENTER. 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 cat /etc/redhat-release and press ENTER. 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 cat /etc/lsb-release and press ENTER. 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 cat /etc/system-release and press ENTER. 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 cat /etc/oracle-release and press ENTER. 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 uname -r and press ENTER.
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 appropriate tables below. 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.

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 later;
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 or later
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 or later
Ubuntu 12.04 generic, generic-pae server, generic VSEL 1.7.1 with HF808993 or later
Ubuntu 12.10 generic, generic-pae server, generic VSEL 1.7.1 with HF808993 or later
Amazon Linux EC2 (3.2 kernel) amz1 amz1 VSEL 1.7.1 with HF808993 or later
Amazon Linux AMI amz1 amz1 VSEL 1.7.1 or later required
OEL 5.x (2.6 kernels only) el5, UEK el5, UEK VSEL 1.7.1 or later required
OEL 6.x (2.6 kernels only) el6, UEK el6, UEK VSEL 1.7.1 or later required

NOTES:
  • VSEL is not supported in a paravirtualized environment.
  • You can download HF808993 from the Procut Downloads site. See the Related Information section for details.
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 6.0 , 6.1 , 6.2 , 6.3 , 6.4 , 6.5, 6.6 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 the 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 12.041 generic, generic-pae generic Ubuntu12.04.2 running the 3.5.0.xx kernel requires HF872066
Ubuntu 12.10 generic, generic-pae generic
CentOS 5.x and 6.x default default
Amazon Linux EC2 (3.2 kernel)2 amz1 amz1
Amazon Linux AMI2 amz1 amz1
OEL 5.x (2.6 kernels only) el5, UEK el5, UEK
OEL 6.x (2.6 kernels only) el6, UEK el6, UEK
RHEL 5.x on Amazon Web Services default default
Novell OES 2.x , 11.x default default

1Ubuntu 12.04.3 running the 3.8.xx kernel is currently not supported.
2AMI releases with the 3.4.43-X kernel (for example, AMI releases 2013.03 and 2013.09) are not currently supported.

NOTES:
  • VSEL is not supported in a paravirtualized environment.
  • You can download HF872066 from the Product Downloads site. See the Related Information section for details.

Kernel and respective distributions:

RHEL 5.x 32- & 64-bit RHEL 6.2 32- & 64-bit SLES 10.x 32- & 64-bit SLES 11.x 32- & 64-bit Ubuntu 10.x 32- & 64-bit Ubuntu 11.x 32- & 64-bit Ubuntu 12.x 32- & 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


NOTES:
  • RHEL 6.4 and 6.5 are supported on the default kernel version. Refer to KB78126 for 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.
VSEL 2.0.x supports the following operating systems and kernel versions:

VSEL 2.0.x operating systems (64-bit only) Supported kernel version
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 (64-bit) (VSEL 2.0 & 2.0.1) 3.0.13-0.27.1
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 (64-bit) (VSEL 2.0 & 2.0.1) 3.0.76-0.11.1
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12 (64-bit) (VSEL 2.0.1) 3.12.28-4.6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x 3.10.0-121
Ubuntu 12.04.1 (64-bit) (VSEL 2.0 & 2.0.1) 3.2.0-29-generic
Ubuntu 12.04.2 (64-bit) (VSEL 2.0 & 2.0.1) 3.5.0-23-generic
Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) (VSEL 2.0 & 2.0.1) 3.5.0-17-generic
Ubuntu 13.04 (64-bit) (VSEL 2.0 & 2.0.1) 3.8.0.19-generic
Ubuntu 13.10 (64-bit) (VSEL 2.0 & 2.0.1) 3.11.0-12-generic
Amazon Linux AMI 2013.03 (64-bit) default
Amazon Linux AMI 2014.09 (64-bit) (VSEL 2.0.1) default
Suse and Ubuntu on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) 64-bit default
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11.x (64-bit) (VSEL 2.0.x) 3.0.42
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.x default
Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) (VSEL 2.0.1) default
Ubuntu 14.10 (64bit) (VSEL 2.0.1) default
CentOS 7.x (VSEL 2.0.1) default
Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.x (VSEL 2.0.1) default

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