Migration overview

With every new release, McAfee® Advanced Threat Defense is optimized for improved performance and enhanced security through kernel and RPM file changes. This migration guide helps you migrate your Advanced Threat Defense software, both physical and virtual, to 4.4.

During migration, the operating system of your appliance is updated with the Advanced Threat Defense software. The migration process includes the following:

  • All your data and configurations are backed up
  • Operating system installation
  • Data restoration
  • Installation of the Advanced Threat Defense 4.4 software.

Whereas, during an upgrade, only your Advanced Threat Defense software is updated.

Who is this document for?

Use this document to migrate to Advanced Threat Defense 4.4.0, if your current software version is 4.0.x. For example, Advanced Threat Defense 4.0.2, 4.0.4, or 4.0.6.

If your current Advanced Threat Defense version is 4.2.0 or above, you are upgrading to 4.4.0 and not migrating. Which means, only the Advanced Threat Defense software is updated. This release uses the same software package for upgrade and migration. The software package automatically identifies your current Advanced Threat Defense version and starts the upgrade. For more information about software upgrade, see McAfee Advanced Threat Defense Installation Guide to upgrade to 4.4.0.

Attention: Advanced Threat Defense 4.4 is not available for Microsoft Azure.