Install on non-Windows operating systems from McAfee ePO

Install the agent on multiple systems at the same time using McAfee ePO.

Before you begin

Enable SSH on the non-Windows client systems.
  • You must have root permissions to install McAfee Agent on non-Windows systems.
  • McAfee Agent extension must be installed on McAfee ePO and appropriate packages must be added to the Master Repository before installing McAfee Agent on a non-Windows system.
  • Comment the following line in the /etc/sudoers file on a Red Hat operating system.
    Default requiretty

The following non-Windows operating systems support installing McAfee Agent from McAfee ePO.

  • Macintosh OS X versions 10.6 (Leopard) and later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 4 and later
  • Ubuntu 11.04 and later

Tip: You can only install one version of McAfee Agent on one type of operating system with this task. If you need to install on multiple operating systems or versions, repeat this task for each additional target operating system or version.


  1. Select MenuSystemsSystem Tree, then select the groups or systems where you want to deploy McAfee Agent.
  2. Click ActionsAgentDeploy Agents.
  3. Select the appropriate Agent version drop-down list for the target operating system, and select a version from that list.
  4. Select Install only on systems that do not already have an agent managed by this ePO server.
  5. Type valid credentials in the User name, Password, and Confirm password fields.
    If you want these entries to be the default for future deployments, select Remember my credentials for future deployments.
  6. If you do not want the defaults, enter appropriate values into the Number of attempts, Retry interval, and Abort after options.
  7. If you want the deployment to use a specific Agent Handler, select it from the drop-down list. If not, select All Agent Handlers.
  8. Click OK.