Endpoint Upgrade Assistant McAfee® Endpoint Upgrade Assistant is a tool that assists with upgrading endpoints to the latest version of Endpoint Security. The tool also upgrades other McAfee products at the same time to maintain compatibility. Administrators can use Endpoint Upgrade Assistant to: Analyze endpoints, detect the supported McAfee products that are installed, and determine the minimum requirements for upgrading to Endpoint Security. Upgrade older versions of Endpoint Security or legacy products like VirusScan Enterprise to the latest version of Endpoint Security. Remove incompatible McAfee products. Upgrade incompatible products to recommended versions. Prepare, deploy, and track product upgrades throughout the environment. Endpoint Upgrade Assistant is bundled with McAfee ePO 5.10.x. If you're using McAfee ePO 5.9.x, you need to download it from the McAfee Product Downloads site and install it. Components Endpoint Upgrade Assistant includes these components: Endpoint Upgrade Assistant extension — Installed on the McAfee ePO server. Provides the features for analyzing, preparing, and tracking McAfee product upgrades for your environment, as well as deploying Health Check to endpoints and viewing the results of its analysis. (Make sure that your servers are running ePolicy Orchestrator 5.1.2 or later) Endpoint Upgrade Automation installation package — Deployed to endpoints along with the installation packages for the products you're upgrading. Manages upgrades on endpoints: removes incompatible versions of existing products, installs compatible versions, and reports deployment status to Endpoint Upgrade Assistant. When you install the product extension, a copy of the Upgrade Automation installation package is checked in automatically to each McAfee ePO branch. You can deploy upgrades from any branch. If you need to change the product modules or settings included in the default installation package, you can use the Package Creator tool that is bundled with Endpoint Upgrade Assistant to generate a custom package. The Endpoint Upgrade Assistant Health Check tool, tests for conditions on endpoints that would likely cause a migration to fail and provides the necessary details to continue further. How Endpoint Upgrade Assistant worksEndpoint Upgrade Assistant is a tool that analyzes your McAfee ePO environment, reports the information you need to prepare for an upgrade, and deploys and tracks their status. What happens on endpoints after deploying Endpoint Upgrade Automation upgradesThe installation package for Upgrade Automation is deployed to endpoints during upgrades, along with the installation packages for the products you're upgrading. Upgrade Automation runs on the endpoint, determines which tasks are required to install the product upgrades included in the client deployment package, then performs the required tasks in a defined sequence. Products that McAfee Endpoint Upgrade Assistant can upgrade Endpoint Upgrade Assistant can upgrade supported versions of Endpoint Security and legacy products to Endpoint Security 10.7.x. It also upgrades other supported McAfee products to maintain product compatibility, using a single deployment task. Compatibility of other installed McAfee productsEndpoint Upgrade Assistant can't upgrade endpoints where unsupported McAfee products are installed. Required McAfee ePO permissions for Endpoint Upgrade AssistantSome features of Endpoint Upgrade Assistant require additional McAfee ePO permissions. Managing upgrade information Endpoint Upgrade Assistant uses several McAfee ePO features that assist you with planning and implementing your upgrade strategy. Check for and install a new version of Endpoint Upgrade Assistant Before upgrading, download and install a newer version of Endpoint Upgrade Assistant if one is available. Endpoint Upgrade Assistant notifies you when a newer version is available. The latest version includes support for the latest McAfee product versions and features. Configure upgrade readiness notifications from McAfee Endpoint Upgrade Assistant Endpoint Upgrade Assistant displays a notification in McAfee ePO server by default when 80% of the endpoints in your environment are ready to upgrade. You can configure different settings as needed. Sending telemetry data to McAfeeUpgrade Automation includes a telemetry feature that collects and sends anonymous deployment data to McAfee. This data is used to improve product robustness and performance in future releases.