1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 10, 2011 5:49 PM by malcon

    Can agent deployment cause a DNS crash?



      What are the risks of upgrading to new versions of McAfee Agent, Policy Auditor, and Asset Baseline Manager via client tasks? Is there any risk of crashing servers, or should the upgrades be transparent to the end user?


      ePO 4.0, patch 6, MA upgraded from 4.0 to 4.5, ABM upgraded from 3.0 to 3.1, PA upgraded from 5.1 to 5.2



        • 1. Can agent deployment cause a DNS crash?

          In our enviornment, I deploy updates through client tasks and had no issues with DNS. Pretty flawless when it comes to updates I think. For the mentioned agents above the update will be transparent, but when it comes to HIPS I have had mixed results (workstations normally need a reboot and some of our server also need a reboot). Whenever I update HIPS now I schedule a maintenance window just in case some users are impacted (better safe than sorry).