Loading...

Knowledge Center


Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for VirusScan Enterprise for Linux
Technical Articles ID:   KB75270
Last Modified:  12/10/2018
Rated:


Environment

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux (VSEL) 2.0.x, 1.9.x

Summary

When new operating systems or Service Packs are released, the original Product Guides might not reflect the current support policy for those platforms. Most of the following information is available in the product installation guides and Release Notes. But, some of the information is available only in Product Management statements published in the Knowledge Base. Content in this article supersedes all other published content in both the guides and release notes.

Recent updates to this article:
 
Date Update
December 10, 2018 Support for Novell Open Enterprise Server 2015 SP1 added.
November 30, 2018 Added support for 6000 Scan Engine.
July 20, 2018 Updated Supported Platforms table to include RHEL / CentOS 6.10
June 20, 2018 Added details for hotfixes Released to Support (RTS):
  • VSEL 2.0.3 Hotfix 1231126
  • VSEL 1.9.2 Hotfix 1229391

To receive email notification when this article is updated, click Subscribe on the right side of the page. You must be logged on to subscribe.


Contents:
Click to expand the section you want to view:

To view the known issues for: GA = General Availability
RTS = Released to Support
n/a = not available

NOTE: Supported Linux kernels (operating system).
  • VSEL 1.9.x supports all kernel versions on the supported operating systems.
  • For VSEL 2.0.x, the kernel version must be 2.6.38 or later for the supported operating systems.
  • Linux distributions, based on a supported version such as RHEL but modified and hardened by vendors, are treated as separate distributions and are not supported, unless explicitly specified in this article.
IMPORTANT:
  • Excluding the distributions and operating systems (OS) listed below, VSEL will not support future OS releases because of known vulnerabilities.
  • Existing customers are required to upgrade to Endpoint Security for Linux (ENSL). For ENSL supported environments, see KB87073.
  • Distributions that are not supported by the OS vendor, will also not be supported.
Supported Distributions and Versions Supported VSEL Versions
1.9.0
EOL
1.9.1 1.9.2   2.0
EOL
2.0.1
EOL
2.0.2 2.0.3
RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Enterprise Linux
OS Versions: 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11
Server, Workstation, Client (32-bit and 64-bit)
Yes Yes Yes   No No No No
RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Enterprise Linux
OS Versions: 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8
Kernel Version: 2.6.x
Server, Workstation, Client (32-bit and 64-bit)
Yes Yes Yes   No No No No
Oracle Enterprise Linux
OS Version: 6.7, 6.8
Kernel Version: 3.8.x 1
Server, Workstation, Client (32-bit and 64-bit)
No No Yes   No No No No
RHEL / CentOS
OS Versions: 6.9, 6.10
Kernel Version: 2.6.x
Server, Workstation, Client (32-bit and 64-bit)
No No Yes   No No No No
RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Enterprise Linux
OS Versions: 7.0, 7.1
Server, Workstation, Client (64-bit only)
No No No   No Yes Yes Yes
RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Enterprise Linux
OS Version: 7.2
Server, Workstation, Client (64-bit only)
No No No   No No Yes Yes
RHEL / CentOS /Oracle Enterprise Linux
OS Version: 7.3
Server, Workstation, Client (64-bit only)
No No No   No No No Yes
 
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop 10 SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
(32-bit and 64-bit)
Yes Yes Yes   No No No No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop 11 SP1
(32-bit and 64-bit)
Yes Yes Yes   No No No No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop 11 SP2, SP3
(64-bit only)
No No No   Yes Yes Yes Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop 11 SP4
(64-bit only)
No No No   No No Yes Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
(64-bit only)
No No No   No No Yes Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1/SP2
(64-bit only)
No No No   No No No Yes
 
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.x, 11.x
(32-bit and 64-bit)
Yes Yes Yes   Yes No No No
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1
(64-bit only)
No No No   No Yes Yes Yes
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2015 SP1
(64-bit only)
No No No   No No No Yes
 
Ubuntu 10.04 (Desktop / Server)
(32-bit and 64-bit)
Yes Yes Yes   No No No No
Ubuntu 10.10 / 11.04 (Desktop / Server)
(32-bit and 64-bit)
No No Yes   No No No No
Ubuntu 11.10 (Desktop / Server)
(32-bit and 64-bit)
Yes Yes Yes   No No No No
Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10 (Desktop / Server)
(32-bit only)
Yes Yes Yes   No No No No
Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10 (Desktop / Server)
(64-bit only)
Yes Yes No   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ubuntu 13.04 / 13.10 (Desktop / Server)
(64-bit only)
No No No   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ubuntu 14.04 (Desktop / Server)
(64-bit only)
No No No   No Yes Yes Yes
Ubuntu 14.10 (Desktop / Server)
(64-bit only)
No No No   No No Yes Yes
Ubuntu 15.04 / 15.10 (Desktop / Server)
(64-bit only)
No No No   No No Yes Yes
Ubuntu 16.04 (Desktop / Server)
(64-bit only)
No No No   No No No Yes
Ubuntu 16.10 (Desktop / Server)
(64-bit only)
No No No   No No No Yes
 
Amazon Linux AMI 2014.09 (64-bit only) No No No   No Yes Yes Yes
Amazon Linux AMI 2015.03 (64-bit only) No No No   No No Yes Yes
Amazon Linux AMI 2015.09 (64-bit only) No No No   No No Yes Yes
Amazon Linux AMI 2016.03 (64-bit only) No No No   No No No Yes
Amazon Linux AMI 2016.09 (64-bit only) No No No   No No No Yes
 
1 For VSEL 1.9.2 Kernel Module Compilation on Oracle Enterprise Linux with the 3.8.xxx.x.x.el6uek.x86_64 kernel, see KB85329.
 
VSEL Version Support for Amazon
Elastic Compute
Cloud (EC2)
Supported Platform and its versions on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
1.9.0 No Not supported on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
 
1.9.1 Yes RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Enterprise Linux (5.2 to 5.11) Server / Workstation / Client (32-bit and 64-bit)
RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Enterprise Linux (6.x to 6.7) Server / Workstation / Client (32-bit and 64-bit)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop 10 /10SP1 / 10SP2 / 10SP3 / 10SP4 / 11 / 11SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.x and 11.x (32-bit and 64-bit)
Ubuntu 10.04 / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 (Desktop / Server) (32-bit and 64-bit)
 
1.9.2 Yes RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Enterprise Linux (5.2 to 5.11) Server / Workstation / Client (32-bit and 64-bit)
RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Enterprise Linux (6.x to 6.9) Server / Workstation / Client (32-bit and 64-bit)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop 10 /10SP1 / 10SP2 / 10SP3 / 10SP4 / 11 / 11SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.x and 11.x (32-bit and 64-bit)
Ubuntu 10.04 / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 (Desktop / Server) (32-bit and 64-bit)
Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10 (Desktop / Server) (32-bit only)
 
2.0 Yes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop 11SP2 (64-bit only)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop 11SP3 (64-bit only)
NOTE: Installation of VSEL with HF1087457 or later is mandatory on this release of SLES.
Novell Open Enterprise For Server 2.x and 11.x (64-bit)
Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 (Desktop / Server) (64-bit only)
 
2.0.1 Yes RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Enterprise Linux (7.0 / 7.1) Server / Workstation / Client (64-bit only)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop 11 SP2 (64-bit only)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop 11SP3 (64-bit only)
NOTE: Installation of VSEL with HF1087457 or later is mandatory on this release of SLES.
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (64-bit only)
Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 / 14.04 (Desktop / Server) (64-bit only)
 
2.0.2 Yes RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Enterprise Linux (7.0 / 7.1 / 7.2) Server / Workstation / Client (64-bit only)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop 11SP2 / 11SP3 / 12 (64-bit only)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (64-bit only)
Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 / 14.04 / 14.10 (Desktop / Server)
(64-bit only)
 
2.0.3 Yes RHEL / CentOS / Oracle Enterprise Linux (7.0 / 7.1 / 7.2) Server / Workstation / Client (64-bit only)
RHEL / Oracle Enterprise Linux (7.3) Server / Workstation / Client
(64-bit only)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server / Desktop 11SP2 / 11SP3 / 11SP4 / 12 / 12SP1 (64-bit only)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (64-bit only)
Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 / 14.04 / 14.10 / 15.04 / 15.10 / 16.04 (Desktop / Server) (64-bit only)
Back to top


VSEL 2.0.x and 1.9.x feature enhanced file system support. For more information about verifying whether a file system running on the system is supported, see KB73344.

NFS Scanning (all versions)
 
NFS Action NFS Server running
VSEL (A)
NFS Client running
VSEL (B)
NFS Server without
VSEL (C)
NFS Client without
VSEL (D)
A writes infection to B Detected Not Detected N/A N/A
A writes infection to D Detected N/A N/A Not Detected
B writes infection to A Not Detected Detected N/A N/A
D writes infection to A Not Detected N/A N/A Not Detected
B writes infection to C N/A Detected Not Detected N/A
C writes infection to B N/A Not Detected Not Detected N/A
B reads infection from A Detected Not Detected N/A N/A
D reads infection from A Detected N/A N/A Not Detected
B reads infection from C N/A Detected Not Detected N/A

NOTE: Microsoft Services for Network File System is not currently supported.

If you require a change to product functionality, submit a new product idea at:

https://community.mcafee.com/t5/Enterprise-Product-Ideas/idb-p/business-ideas

The Ideas forum is accessible only to McAfee business and enterprise customers. To access the Ideas forum, click Sign In and enter either your McAfee ServicePortal (https://support.mcafee.com) or McAfee Community User ID and password. If you do not yet have a McAfee ServicePortal or McAfee Community account, click Register to register for a new account on either website.

For more information about product ideas, see KB60021.

NOTE: The Ideas forum replaces the previous Product Enhancement Request system.



Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN)
 
VSEL Version NAS SAN
VSEL 2.0.2 (or later) Yes Yes
VSEL 1.9.1 (or later) Yes Yes
Back to top
 
ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) support
(Extensions required to support VSEL clients)
ePO Version VSEL
2.0.3
HF1196448
VSEL
2.0.0
2.0.1
2.0.2
2.0.3
VSEL
1.9.2
HF1196448
VSEL
1.9.0
1.9.1
1.9.2
ePO 5.9.0 1 Yes No Yes No
ePO 5.3.x Yes Yes Yes Yes
ePO 5.1.x Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
1 The extension provided by VSEL Hotfix 1196448 enables support for VSEL 1.9.2 and 2.0.3 for ePO 5.9.0. To review the hotfix release notes, see PD27175.
 
McAfee Agent (MA) support
MA Version VSEL
2.0.x
VSEL
1.9.x
MA 5.0 and later Yes Yes
MA 4.8 Patch 3 Yes Yes

Scan Engine and DAT support
 
VSEL Version Scan Engine DAT
VSEL 2.0.x 5800, 5900, 6000 V2
VSEL 1.9.x 5800, 5900, 6000 V2


Cluster support
 
VSEL Version Supported Clusters
VSEL 2.0.x NCS, Corosync
VSEL 1.9.x NCS, Corosync

NOTE: Veritas cluster is not supported.


Virtualization support
 
Virtualization Supported VSEL Version
Supported OS platform as Guest OS in VMware Server, Workstation, ESX, and ESXi 2.0.2 (or later), 1.9.x
ESX and ESXi host OS Not Supported
RHEL and SLES Xen virtualization (requires Xen kernels) 2.0.2 (or later), 1.9.x
Citrix Xen Virtualization 2.0.2 (or later), 1.9.x
Microsoft Hyper-V Not Supported
Oracle VM Virtualbox Not Supported
Paravirtual environment - Guest operating system on XEN hypervisor 2.0.2 (or later), 1.9.x
Virtual Box 2.0.2 (or later), 1.9.x
XEN 2.0.2 (or later), 1.9.x
KVM 2.0.2 (or later), 1.9.x

Rate this document

Beta Translate with

Select a desired language below to translate this page.

Glossary of Technical Terms


 Highlight Glossary Terms

Please take a moment to browse our Glossary of Technical Terms.