Overview

McAfee® Endpoint Upgrade Assistant is a McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee® ePO™) extension that assists with upgrading endpoints in your managed environment with the latest version of 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.
  • Upgrade older versions of Endpoint Security or legacy products to the latest version of Endpoint Security.
  • Remove incompatible McAfee products and upgrade to recommended versions.
  • Prepare, deploy, and track product upgrades throughout the environment.

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

Components

Endpoint Upgrade Assistant includes these McAfee ePO components:

Component Location Actions
Endpoint Upgrade Assistant extension Installed on the McAfee ePO server.

Server must be running ePolicy Orchestrator 5.1.2 or later.

Collects and analyzes the data about the environment.

Displays the requirements for upgrading and the status of deployment tasks.

Does not change the environment.

Endpoint Upgrade Automation client package Deployed to endpoints during upgrades.

When you install the extension, a copy of the client package is checked in automatically to each McAfee ePO branch, so you can deploy upgrades from any branch.

Removes existing products and installs new versions on endpoints.

Does change the environment.

Endpoint Upgrade Assistant Package Creator (Required to customize client software packages.)

Installed on a system that has access to the product software.

You must download and install this tool separately, when needed.

Creates:
  • Installers to deploy with third-party tools.
  • Custom packages to deploy with McAfee ePO.