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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for Web Gateway
Technical Articles ID:   KB84154
Last Modified:  9/20/2019


McAfee Web Gateway (MWG) 8.x, 7.x


This article describes the supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for Web Gateway.
Administration system requirements:
The computer that manages Web Gateway must meet these requirements.
Component Requirements
Operating system One of the following operating systems:
  • Windows
  • Linux
Web browser
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
    This browser allows you to log on to and use the MWG user interface. 
    NOTE: You can open the logon window and then download a Web Start application to run the user interface without a browser.
    See the Installation Guide for your release for more information.
Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
  • Version 1.8, also referred to as Java 8, or later
    JRE is required to use the MWG user interface. 
Web Gateway requirements:
The system running the Web Gateway software must meet these requirements.
Platform Type Requirements
Web Gateway appliance An appliance with a valid support contract
Web Gateway virtual appliance
  • One of the following VMware types:
    • VMware ESX
    • VMware ESXi
  • One of the following Hyper-V server products:
    • Windows Server 2016 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 R2 (64-bit)
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) 
NOTE: For details about recommended Hyper-V versions with Web Gateway, see KB89366.
  • Host system specifications:
    • CPU — 64-bit capable
    • Virtualization extension — VT-x/AMD-V
  • Virtual machine specifications:
    Use Memory (RAM in GB) Hard disk space (in GB) CPU cores
    Functional testing (one user) or Central Management console (no traffic) 4 80 2
    Functional testing (one user) with WebSwing implemented for working with Web Gateway without requiring Java support on the clients.
    8 80 2
    Production (minimum) 16 200 4
    Production (recommended) 32 500 at least 4
Web Gateway on a blade server One of the following blade server models:
  • ProLiant BL460c G6
  • ProLiant BL460c G6.5
  • ProLiant BL460C G8
One of the following enclosure models:
  • M3 (c3000)
  • M7 (c7000)

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