I know that "officially" our kb says 6.8 isn't supported but that is only because we are still testing it. i've already installed it on a rhel 6.8 server so it will run on that version.
this is either an issue with a missing package on the linux server or the agent is having a problem launching the install. to figure out which, do the following
on the linux server copy over the vsel install files to a tmp location
open terminal session from that folder and run
/bin/bash -x ./McAfeeVSEForLinux-188.8.131.52197-installer --epodeployment
this simulates the epo install. it will produce an output on the console of all the commands being run. if it finishes then the issue you are having is with the agent. if it errors you will be able to see at what point and what command was run when the error occurred.
for the agent side you can run the deployment task and when if fails grab the mcscript log from the /var/McAfee/agent/logs folder and either post it or send it to me.
Ok ran the commands and it completed. On the Linux system it shows under Products the Agent 184.108.40.206 and LYNXSHLD1920. On the other hand in System Properties it just shows the McAfee Agent 220.127.116.11 as the only Installed Products.
I looked at the mcscript log and I'm not sure if it completed successfully or not by looking at the log. Regretfully I cannot send a logs from this system but I'm willing to send parts if you tell what to look for.
Well it appears that both VSEL and HIPs will not deploy as products and need manual installation. Policy Auditor and other products deploy from the EPO fine.