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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for VirusScan Enterprise for Storage
Technical Articles ID:   KB74863
Last Modified:  11/7/2017


McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Storage (VSES) 1.2.0 (add-on module for VSE 8.8 Patch 7)


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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VSES release information

IMPORTANT: VSES 1.2.0 is compatible with products that install Syscore or later, and includes:
  • VSE 8.8 Patch 7 and later
  • Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0 Patch 7 and later
  • McAfee Agent 4.8.x (McAfee Agent 4.8.x does not drop or consume Syscore and is therefore compatible.)
  • McAfee Agent and later (Prior versions of McAfee Agent 5.x are not compatible.)
Known Issues Release
Add-on Supported with VSE
VSES 1.2.0 (Extension only) 1 n/a - See below May 10, 2017 VSE 8.8 Patch 7 and later
VSES 1.2.0 Hotfix 1135217 PD27001 n/a See below April 06, 2017 VSE 8.8 Patch 7 and later
VSES 1.2.0 PD26437 KB86565 May 10, 2016 VSE 8.8 Patch 7 and later
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.
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
Windows Server 2012 Release 2 - Yes
Windows Server 2012 - Yes
Windows Server 2008 Release 2
Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions and Server Core
1, 2 Yes
Windows Server 2008
Support for Server Core
1, 2 Yes
Windows Server 2003 Release 2 1
Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions
2 Yes
Windows Server 2003 1 2 Yes
1 {WINSRV2003.EN_US}

Compatibility with ePO

ePO 5.9
ePO 5.3.x
ePO 5.1.x 1
1 The VSES epopolicymigration.exe tool is compatible only with ePO 5.1.x.


VSES third-party product support

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
1.2.0 NetApp Scanner ICAP
(Acquired by Hitachi, see below)
- - - -
Dell FluidFS 7.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x Yes   X
Dell FluidFS 2.x Yes   X
Dell EMC Isilon and later and later
Yes   X
Dell EMC Isilon 6.5.x No   X
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 OS 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
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  
If both modes are supported on a given appliance, a Hitachi HNAS 11.2 or later appliance's anti-virus functionality can be configured to function in either one of the two modes. Only one mode can be selected on a given appliance:
  • NetApp Scanner (RPC mode)
  • ICAP Scanner (ICAP mode)

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