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Supported versions and combinations for Hyper-V for Web Gateway
Technical Articles ID:   KB89366
Last Modified:  3/12/2019


McAfee Web Gateway (MWG) 8.x, 7.x
Microsoft Hyper-V


You can set up a virtual machine with Hyper-V and use it as a platform for running the Web Gateway appliance software. Hyper-V is a role in several Microsoft Windows Server products that provides the tools and services to create virtualized servers. You can use these servers as the virtual machines that are required for running Web Gateway as a virtual appliance. Multiple virtual appliances can be set up this way on one hardware system, which allows you to work with multiple separate operating systems.

The following Hyper-V server products are supported as platforms for running a virtual Web Gateway appliance:
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
The following table lists the versions of Hyper-V that are recommended for use with Web Gateway. 
  MWG 7.7.x MWG 7.8.x MWG 8.x
Windows Server 2019 Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Hyper-V Server 2016 Not recommended Not recommended Recommended
Windows Server 2016 Recommended Recommended Recommended
Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Recommended Recommended Recommended
Windows Server 2012 R2 Recommended Recommended Recommended
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Hyper-V Server 2008 Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Windows Server 2008 R2 Recommended Recommended Not recommended

NOTE: Unlisted combinations are Not recommended. Although they can still be run with Web Gateway, performance might be impacted or other issues seen, and you might be asked to move to a recommended combination.

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