Installing McAfee Agent There are multiple ways to install McAfee Agent on your client systems. The method you choose depends on the operating system, first-time installation or upgrade, and tools used. You need these components to install McAfee Agent on clients systems. McAfee ePO extension — A .zip file that is installed on McAfee ePO. Installing McAfee Agent allows you to customize product features on McAfee ePO. McAfee Agent software package — A .zip file that contains product installation files. Once the package is checked in to the Master Repository, McAfee ePO can deploy it to your managed systems. McAfee Agent key updater package — This distributes the new master keys when an update is received from the McAfee ePO managed repositories. McAfee Agent uses agent-server secure communication (ASSC) keys to communicate securely with the server. You can generate new ASSC keys and use them as a master set. Existing agents that use other keys in the agent-server secure communication keys list do not change to the new master key unless there is a client agent key updater task scheduled and run. McAfee Agent key updater package is multi-platform and updates the master public key (srpubkey.bin) and the corresponding request key (reqseckey.bin). McAfee Agent 5.0.0 is backward compatible and works with all managed products that were using McAfee Agent 4.8.x. Requirements Make sure that your client systems meet these requirements before installing McAfee Agent. Install McAfee Agent extension and packages on McAfee ePO Before McAfee Agent can be installed on the managed systems, the extension, the software package, and key updater package must be added to McAfee ePO. Methods of deploying McAfee Agent McAfee Agent can be deployed to client systems in several ways. McAfee Agent files and foldersInstalling McAfee Agent places files in different locations depending on the operating system. McAfee Agent installation packageMcAfee Agent installation package (FramePkg.exe or install.sh) is created when you install McAfee ePO or check in McAfee Agent package. You can install McAfee Agent on the client systems using the installation package. Deploying from McAfee ePODeploying from McAfee ePO allows you to install McAfee Agent on multiple client systems at the same time. Install on Windows systemsYou can install the agent on Windows systems directly from the McAfee ePO console. Install on Linux and Macintosh systems McAfee Agent can be installed manually, using McAfee ePO, or using the custom agent installation URL. Deploying McAfee Agent using the McAfee Smart InstallerThe McAfee Smart Installer is a customized URL-based installer that can be created using McAfee ePO. Install McAfee Agent in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure modeMcAfee Agent Global Unique Identifier (GUID) is a random value used specifically by McAfee ePO and is created when the agent is installed on a managed system. Using the maconfig command-line toolmaconfig is a command-line tool provided with McAfee Agent for Linux. Processes used by McAfee Agent 5.0.0 The table lists the processes used by McAfee Agent 5.0.0. Including McAfee Agent on an image McAfee Agent can be installed on an image that is later deployed to multiple systems. You must make sure the agent functions properly in this scenario.