Overview of Endpoint Upgrade Assistant

McAfee® Endpoint Upgrade Assistant is a tool that assists with upgrading endpoints in your McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee® ePO™) environment to McAfee® Endpoint Security.

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.
  • Plan, deploy, and track product upgrades throughout the environment.

Endpoint Upgrade Assistant is bundled with Upgrade Automation client software, which runs on endpoints to manage the upgrade process.

Components

Endpoint Upgrade Assistant includes these McAfee ePO components:

  • Endpoint Upgrade Assistant extension — Install on the McAfee ePO server. Provides the features for analyzing, preparing, and tracking McAfee product upgrades for your environment. Make sure that your endpoints are running ePolicy Orchestrator 5.1.2 or later.

    Endpoint Upgrade Assistant does not alter the McAfee ePO environment. It collects and analyzes the data about an environment, then displays the requirements for upgrading endpoints to Endpoint Security.

  • Endpoint Upgrade Automation client package — Deploy to managed endpoints. Provides ability to remove, upgrade, and install supported McAfee products.

    Upgrade Automation does modify the environment. It removes existing products and installs new versions.

Endpoint Upgrade Assistant also works with the Endpoint Upgrade Assistant Package Creator tool, which can be downloaded separately to create custom, deployable product packages for use with McAfee ePO or third-party tools.