The version of PSCP bundled with all versions of ePO is outdated. Agent deployment fails during the key exchange because of security changes in the later versions of the SSH server pre-installed on MAC OS X clients.
The deployment of the McAfee agent fails on some of our Macs
1/14/16 11:48:31 AM Starting deployment to computer <NameOfMacSystem> through the Agent Handler <NameOfAgentHandler> 1/14/16 11:48:31 AM SSH Output: Looking up host "<NameOfMacSystem>" 1/14/16 11:48:31 AM SSH Output: Connecting to <IPaddrOfMacSystem> port 22 1/14/16 11:48:31 AM SSH Output: Server version: SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_6.9 1/14/16 11:48:31 AM SSH Output: Using SSH protocol version 2 1/14/16 11:48:31 AM SSH Output: We claim version: SSH-2.0-PuTTY_Snapshot_2010_02_18:r8871 1/14/16 11:48:31 AM SSH Output: Doing Diffie-Hellman group exchange 1/14/16 11:50:30 AM SSH Output: Server unexpectedly closed network connection 1/14/16 11:50:30 AM SSH Output: Fatal: Server unexpectedly closed network connection 1/14/16 11:50:30 AM Error copying file C:\Windows\TEMP\mfe101606000.tmp\install.sh to <NameOfMacSystem>, system error: 1
The used account for the deployment does work perfectly (can successfully create an ssh connetion with putty)
The only working workarround atm is installing the agent manually
Any idea what the issue could be and how to resolve it?
We're using ePO 5.3.1 & Agent 184.108.40.206
It looks like the deployment task event doesn't try to logon to the Mac, as when I deliberately provide wrong credentials it still generates the exact same log output as above???
Cause found & resolved (workarround) https://kc.mcafee.com/agent/index?page=content&id=KB86193