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VirusScan Enterprise for Linux supported kernels and platform (How to determine if a Linux server is supported)
Technical Articles ID:   KB72999
Last Modified:  3/23/2018
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Environment

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux (VSEL) 2.x, 1.9.x

NOTE: For details of all supported platforms, environments, and operating systems, see KB75270

Summary

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

Recent updates to this article:
Date Update
March 22, 2018 Implemented the expand and collapse design.

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To determine your operating system information:

Red Hat
  1. Log on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on as root.
  2. Type uname -r and press ENTER.

IMPORTANT: For the Linux server to be supported by VSEL 1.9.x, 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 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
Supported Distributions Supported
kernels
32-bit (i686)
Supported kernels
64-bit (x86_64)
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 3 default, pae, vmi, xen default, xen
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, 4 generic, generic-pae generic
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
 
1 Ubuntu 12.04.3 running the 3.8.xx kernel is currently not supported.
2 AMI releases with the 3.4.43-X kernel (for example, AMI releases 2013.03 and 2013.09) are not currently supported.
3 SLES 11 SP2 and SP3 running the XEN kernel require HF872066
4 Ubuntu12.04.2 running the 3.5.0.xx kernel requires HF872066

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.

Disclaimer

The content of this article originated in English. If there are differences between the English content and its translation, the English content is always the most accurate. Some of this content has been provided using Machine Translation translated by Microsoft.

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