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 the supported operating systems that run in the virtual environments. You can also install and manage Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on the supported operating systems that run in virtual environments. You install Symantec Endpoint Protection to the guest, not the host.

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

  • Windows Azure

  • Amazon WorkSpaces

  • 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 - 5.5

  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

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

  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

  • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

  • Citrix XenServer 5.6 or later

  • Virtual Box, supplied by Oracle

Symantec Endpoint Protection client software for Windows and Mac

  • Windows Azure

  • Amazon WorkSpaces

  • 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 - 5.5

  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

  • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

  • Citrix XenServer 5.6 or later

  • Virtual Box, supplied by Oracle

Symantec Endpoint Protection client software for Linux

  • VMware WS 5.0 (workstation) or later

  • VMware GSX 3.2 (enterprise) or later

  • VMware ESX 2.5 (workstation) or later

  • VMware vSphere 5.1

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

See Using Symantec Endpoint Protection in virtual infrastructures.

See Randomizing scans to improve computer performance in virtualized environments on Windows clients.

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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