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Guest operating systems that are supported for vShield Endpoint Thin Agent (1036847)

Purpose

This article provides the list of supported operating systems for vShield Endpoint Thin Agent.

Resolution

To use vShield Endpoint Thin Agent, ensure the guest virtual machine is installed with a supported version of Windows. The versions of the Windows operating systems that are supported for vShield Endpoint are:

  • Windows Vista (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows XP (32 bit)
  • Windows 2003 (32/64 bit)
  • Windows 2003 R2 (32/64 bit)
  • Windows 2008 (32/64 bit)
  • Windows 2008 R2 (32/64 bit)
  • Windows 8 (32/64 bit) (vSphere 5.5 only)
  • Windows 2012 (64 bit) (vSphere 5.5 only)
Notes
  • Windows 8 and Windows 2012 are supported guest operating systems in vSphere 5.5, but the ReFS file system is not supported.
  • Ensure the Thin Agent and the virtual machine are both either 32 or 64 bit versions. You cannot mix the two versions.
  • Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 are currently not supported Guest operating systems for vShield Endpoint.
  • The SCSI controller is only needed  for vShield Endpoint version 1.0, ensure the guest virtual machine has a SCSI controller installed for vShield Endpoint 1.0. Later versions of vShield Endpoint do not require a SCSI controller.

Additional Information

The vShield Endpoint Thin Agent must be installed on each guest virtual machine to be protected. Virtual machines installed with the Thin Agent are automatically protected whenever they are started on an ESX/ESXi host installed with the security solution. That is, protected virtual machines retain the security protection through shut downs and restarts, and even after a vMotion move to another ESX/ESXi host that has the security solution installed.
 
For more information, see the vShield Quick Start Guide from the  VMware vCloud Networking and Security Documentation.
  

See Also

Update History

12/15/2011 - Added vShield Endpoint 5.0.x to Products 11/30/2012 - Added vShield Endpoint 5.1.x to Products 11/13/2013 - Added vShield Endpoint 5.5.x to Products, supported OS list updated, note regarding ReFS support added

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