Migrate to MVISION ePO

MVISION ePO is a multi-tenant, enterprise SaaS model of McAfee ePO, accessible through an internet browser. You can migrate from your McAfee ePO On-Premises server to cloud using the MVISION ePO Migration extension. This process allows you to manage your systems that are migrated to the cloud using MVISION ePO.

Before you begin

Before you begin, make sure that these conditions are met.

  • You have an active MVISION ePO account.
  • Your McAfee ePO version is 5.3.1 or later.
  • You have installed the MVISION ePO Migration extension on your current McAfee ePO server.
  • The McAfee ePO server has internet connectivity. If you're using a proxy server, make sure that you have configured the proxy server settings.
  • The client systems can communicate with the MVISION ePO server.
  • The agent repository policies have proxy settings to connect to the MVISION ePO server.
  • You have configured the proxy and firewall settings to allow communication with the MVISION ePO server. For more information, see KB90878.
    This table displays port and URLs that MVISION ePO needs to communicate through a firewall.
    Port Customer data center location URL
    443 United States

    migr-usw001.mvision.mcafee.com

    migr-usw002.mvision.mcafee.com

    Singapore migr-sgp001.mvision.mcafee.com
    Frankfurt migr-eu001.mvision.mcafee.com
    Sydney migr-au001.mvision.mcafee.com
  • The MVISION ePO tenant account that you're planning to link has an active subscription and administrator rights.
  • You have identified inactive systems and excluded them from the migration process. Migration can't be complete if even one of the systems is not reachable.
  • You have explored the available options in the Settings page and chose what is relevant to you.

Task

  1. Log on to McAfee ePO and select MenuMVISIONMVISION ePO Migration.
  2. Enter your MVISION ePO credentials.
  3. (If your account belongs to multiple tenants...) Select a tenant account from the Select Tenant drop-down.
    The Select Tenant drop-down appears only if the user account is configured for multiple tenants.
  4. Click Link to MVISION ePO account.
    You have successfully linked your McAfee ePO to your MVISION ePO account. The email ID used to log on is displayed in the left pane.
  5. Click Clone configuration to MVISION ePO to copy the configurations.

    You can see a list of systems that can be migrated, and a list of incompatible products that can't be migrated.

    Tip: Plan to migrate your systems in multiple phases — A trial phase to migrate few systems, then one or more phases to migrate the remaining systems.
  6. Click Settings to customize the migration, then click Save.
    • Migrate resources — Select Client Task, Policy, Active Directory configuration, and Tag to migrate them from your system to MVISION ePO.
    • Delete Systems after Migration — Select to delete the migrated systems on McAfee ePO On-Premises server after migrating to MVISION ePO.
    • Auto Migrate newly added Systems — Select to automatically migrate the newly added systems of a pre-migrated group.
    The McAfee ePO configurations such as policies, user-defined client tasks, and tags are copied to MVISION ePO.
  7. Click Migrate compatible systems to MVISION ePO.
  8. Select the groups that you want to migrate, then click Migrate Groups.
    Note: Choose a group of 10–25 systems as a pilot group to migrate from the current McAfee ePO server to MVISION ePO. This enables you to be aware of any issues that might occur before migrating all systems in System Tree.

    You can view the progress of migration in the MVISION ePO Migration page.

    • All compatible systems in the selected group are tagged as MVISION ePO Migration.
    • A deployment task MVISION ePO Migration is created.
    • Three separate deployment packages for MVISION ePO migration for Windows, Linux, and macOS are checked in to the Master Repository.

Results

MVISION ePO starts to manage all migrated systems. Migration begins during the next agent-server communication, and systems start to communicate with MVISION ePO.

What to do next

  1. Log on to MVISION ePO and verify if the selected systems appear in System Tree.
  2. Verify if all policies appear as expected.
  3. Continue to migrate the remaining systems.

You can view information about your migrated systems using these queries that are included in the MVISION ePO Migration extension.

  • Systems By migration status
  • Table View of migrated systems
  • Trend of Migrated systems