I`m really angry too... just tried to upgrade from 5.01 to 5.1 now - got "failed to load the list of products for your ePO installation...bla bla" from the compability check, telling my admin and password are incorrect (of cource not) ...Do they really mean that we are supposed to do a clean install? - Is there a workaround?
Application Control extension is not also supported.
Got this email from McAfee SNS overnight. And I was JUST about to do a fresh ePO install using 5.1.0 for a customer this morning.
Seems a fair bit has been missed in testing.
McAfee is aware of an issue where the compatibility checker in ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 5.1 does not correctly identify incompatible McAfee products (as identified in KB79169) on the ePO server and allows the installation to continue without error. In some cases, the installation on a server with incompatible products requires a disaster recovery and rollback to the previous installed version of ePO.
To see the full product compatibility matrix, see KB79169:
If you have already downloaded ePO 5.1, McAfee strongly recommends that you NOT install it at this time.
McAfee Engineering is working on an updated build of ePO 5.1 that will correctly detect incompatible McAfee software and prevent the upgrade until any issues have been resolved.
McAfee will send another SNS communication when an updated build of ePO 5.1 is available.
For additional information and recovery steps, see KB79696. This article will be updated as additional information becomes available.
in my case it's incorrect.
All my extensions are present into the KB that list all compatible extension for 5.1 ePO. (good version that worked well with the 5.1 beta refresh)
So it would be correct for MCAfee to add in his announcement "does incorrectly identify as ncompatible some extensions identified in KB79169 as compatible"
Repost package only Inform about incompatibility with products.
You can choice :
a) No Upgrade 5.0.1 to 5.1 (you can use McAfee Application control 6.1.1 and SIR).. you have still security problem with Java
b) Upgrade to version 5.1 (but you can´t use some McAfee products like McAfee Application control 6.1.1 and SIR ) you have to wait for new release products (or make McAfee PER )
So we'll see how to do McAfee...