Supported virtual installations and virtualization products

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Supported virtual installations and virtualization products

You use the Symantec Endpoint Protection clients to protect virtual instances of the supported operating systems. You can install and manage Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on virtual instances of the supported operating systems.

Table: Supported virtualization products lists the supported virtualization products.

Table: Supported virtualization products

Symantec software

Virtualization product

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, console, and embedded database components

  • VMware WS 5.0 (workstation) or later

  • VMware GSX 3.2 (enterprise) or later

  • VMware ESX 2.5 (workstation) or later

  • VMware vSphere 4.1 - 5.1
    VMware vSphere 4.1 - 5.5 (added as of 12.1.4)

  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), which includes Windows XP mode

  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

  • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
    Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V (added as of 12.1.4)

  • Citrix XenServer 5.6 or later

  • Virtual Box, supplied by Oracle

  • Windows Azure (added as of 12.1.4.1)

  • Amazon WorkSpaces (added as of 12.1.4.1)

Symantec Endpoint Protection client software

  • VMware WS 5.0 (workstation) or later

  • VMware GSX 3.2 (enterprise) or later

  • VMware ESX 2.5 (workstation) or later

  • VMware vSphere 4.1 - 5.1
    VMware vSphere 4.1 - 5.5 (added as of 12.1.4)

  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), which includes Windows XP mode

  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

  • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
    Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V (added as of 12.1.4)

  • Citrix XenServer 5.6 or later

  • Virtual Box, supplied by Oracle

  • Windows Azure (added as of 12.1.4.1)

  • Amazon WorkSpaces (added as of 12.1.4.1)

Symantec Endpoint Protection includes features that enhance performance in virtual environments.

For the most current system requirements, see: Release Notes and System Requirements for all versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control



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