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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for VirusScan Enterprise for Storage
Technical Articles ID:   KB74863
Last Modified:  7/2/2019


McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Storage (VSES) 1.3.x, 1.2.x (add-on module for VSE 8.8 Patch 7 and later)


VSES expands VSE capabilities by providing remote scanning of NetApp filers and Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (ICAP) storage appliances. You can configure it from the VSE Console, or use ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) to centrally manage and enforce policies, and then use queries and dashboards to track activity and detections.

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Recent updates to this article:
Date Update
July 2, 2019 Minor formatting correction.
Clarified Release Notes information for VSES 1.3.0 Hotfix 1270862 and VSES 1.2.0 Hotfix 1243923 in the "Product release information" section.
Added VSE 1.3.0 Hotfix 1270862 in the "Product release information" section.
June 25, 2019 Added VSE 1.2.0 Hotfix 1243923 in the "Product release information" section.
May 30, 2019 Added MOVEit Transfer to the "Third-party product support" section.
January 25, 2019 Added VSES packages and to the "Product release information" section.
December 13, 2018 Added Panzura Freedon NAS Series support to the "Third-party product support" section.

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IMPORTANT: VSES 1.2.0 and 1.3.0 are compatible with products that install SysCore or later, which includes:
  • VSE 8.8 Patch 7 and later.
  • Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0 Patch 7 and later.
  • McAfee Agent and later - prior versions of McAfee Agent 5.x are not compatible.
Known Issues Release
Add-on Supported with VSE
VSES 1.3.0 Hotfix 1270862
(HF1270862) (RTS) 2 - KB90019 June 7, 2019 VSE 8.8 Patch 7 and later
VSES 1.3.0 Hotfix 1255064 
PD28183 - January 8, 2019
VSES 1.3.0 Extension Repost (GA) PD27655 - March 23, 2018
VSES 1.3.0 (GA) PD27390 January 9, 2018
VSES 1.2.0 Hotfix 1243923 (HF1243923) (RTS) 2 - KB86565 February 19, 2019 VSE 8.8 Patch 7 and later
VSES 1.2.0 Hotfix 1238400
(HF1238400) (GA)
PD28182 - October 31, 2018
VSES 1.2.0
(Extension only) 1
n/a - May 10, 2017
VSES 1.2.0 Hotfix 1135217 (HF1135217) (GA) PD27001 n/a April 6, 2017
VSES 1.2.0 (GA) PD26437 May 10, 2016

1 VSES Extension version was released independently to support ePO 5.9 and is available on the Product Downloads site using a valid Grant Number.
2 RTS = Released to Support. RTS packages can be obtained by contacting Technical Support.

Microsoft Windows supported server operating systems
The following table lists the products supported for use on Windows workstation and server operating systems. Only the most current versions are included because most customers upgrade to the latest service packs shortly after they are released.

  • All VSES versions support Data ONTAP in 7-mode.
  • All VSES versions support ICAP AV Scanner.
Microsoft Operating System Supported
Windows Server 2016
Standard, Datacenter
- Yes No
Windows Server 2012 Release 2 - Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012 - Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 Release 2
Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions, and Server Core
1, 2 Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008
Support for Server Core
1, 2 Yes Yes
Windows Server 2003 Release 2 1
Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions
2 Yes Yes
Windows Server 2003 1 2 Yes Yes
Microsoft ended extended support for Windows Server 2003 SP2 on July 14, 2015. As of the end of 2015, the only McAfee product supported with Windows Server 2003 SP2 is Application and Change Control. See KB81563 for details. 
Product VSES

ePO 5.10 Yes No No
ePO 5.9 Yes Yes No
ePO 5.3.x Yes Yes Yes
ePO 5.1.x Yes Yes Yes

NOTE: The Product Development team recommends that you upgrade to the most current VSES release when possible, to provide the best coverage and compatibility with the latest hotfixes.
Third-party Products Version VSES Compatibility Configured in VSES Under
NetApp Scanner ICAP
(Acquired by Hitachi, see below)
- - - -
CTERA Enterprise File Services Platform 5.5, 6.0 Yes - X
Dell FluidFS 7.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x Yes - X
Dell FluidFS 2.x Yes - X
Dell EMC Isilon, 8.1 and later and later
Yes - X
Dell EMC Isilon 6.5.x No - X
Hitachi VSP-G Unified Storage 13.x (SVOS 7.x) Yes X 1 X 1
Hitachi HNAS 4100
Hitachi HNAS 4080
Hitachi HNAS 4060
Hitachi HNAS 4040
Hitachi HNAS 3090
Hitachi HNAS 3080
11.2 and later Yes X 1 X 1
Hitachi HNAS 4100
Hitachi HNAS 4080
Hitachi HNAS 4060
Hitachi HNAS 4040
Hitachi HNAS 3090
Hitachi HNAS 3080
12.x, 13.x Yes X 1 X 1
Hitachi HNAS 3090
Hitachi HNAS 3080
8.1.x, 10.x, 11.0, 11.1 Yes X -
Hitachi HNAS 2100 8.1.x Yes - X
Hitachi Data Ingestor,
Hitachi Virtual File Platform
3.2.2 and later Yes - X
HPE 3PAR operating system 3.2.1 MU2 and later,
3PAR StoreServ,
InformOS v3.2.2m, 3PAR OS v3.3.1
Yes - X
HP StoreAll Storage
(formerly HP StorageWorks X9000)
6.6, 6.5, 6.3, 6.2 Yes - X
IBM StoreWize V7000 Unified System
IBM Sonas
  Yes - X
MOVEit Transfer 2019.0 Version 1.3.0 only - X
NetApp or IBM N Series
Using C-mode (Clustered Mode)
8.2.1 and later.
9.x and later
Yes X -
NetApp or IBM N Series
Using 7-mode (Legacy Mode)
6.1.x, 7.x
8.0, 8.1, 8.2.x
Yes X -
Nutanix Acropolis File Services 2.2 Yes - X
Panzura Freedon NAS Series 7.1.x /Yes - X
If both modes are supported on a given appliance, the antivirus functionality of a Hitachi HNAS 11.2 or later version appliance can be configured to function in either one of the following two modes. Only one mode can be selected on a given appliance:
  • NetApp Scanner (RPC mode)
  • ICAP Scanner (ICAP mode)
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