I have quite a few servers with McAfee agent version 126.96.36.1990 (patch2?) with VSE 8.8 patch 4. Can I just go ahead and update McAfee agent to 5.0.6?
i have to update the agent because only MA 4.8 patch 3 and above is on the supported list of Meltdown and Spector. Also since MA 4.8 is end-of-life in March I think I could go directly to to 5.0.6 without upgrading VSE. Will I need a reboot?
is it a good idea?
Message was edited by: aneta5
The Agent 5.0.6 is fully compatible with VSE 8.8 P4. -> McAfee Corporate KB - McAfee Agent 5.0.6 compatible products KB89442
However be aware that 5.0.6 might not be compatible with your Operatingsystems:McAfee Corporate KB - Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for McAfee Agent and ...
The 188.8.131.520 to 184.108.40.2068 upgrade won't require a reboot, but if you go from either of these to the 5.x Agent version, a reboot is recommended but shouldn't be required.
So if I were you I would definitely check if my environment is compatible and then go straight to 5.0.6 or even 5.5.
Do a test-rollout on a few machines, have a look at them for some days, and then go produktive.