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The current system requirements for Symantec Drive Encryption 10.4.2 or later for Linux.
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|Added support for||Supported version||Date|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 (64-bit)||
Symantec Drive Encryption 10.4.2 Maintenance Pack 4 (MP4) for Linux
Symantec Drive Encryption 10.4.2 Maintenance Pack 3 (MP3) for Linux
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (64-bit)||Symantec Drive Encryption 10.4.2 Maintenance Pack 1 (MP1) for Linux||September 2018|
Symantec Drive Encryption 10.4.2 or later for Linux runs on the following platforms:
Important: Symantec Drive Encryption for Linux runs on the above platforms when all of the latest hotfixes and security patches have been applied.
If you are upgrading your operating system (with Symantec Drive Encryption for Linux 3.3.x installed) from an earlier supported version of Ubuntu to version 12.04 LTS or version 14.04 LTS, be sure to do the following:
Note: Directly upgrading to Symantec Drive Encryption 10.4.2 or later for Linux is not supported. Before you upgrade to version 10.4.2 or later, ensure to decrypt your disk, and then upgrade your current version of Symantec Drive Encryption for Linux to version 10.4.2 or later.
The system requirements for Symantec Drive Encryption 10.4.x for Linux are:
Symantec Drive Encryption for Linux is compatible with the default Logical Volume Manager (LVM) installation. That is, for systems using LVM, the /boot directory must reside on a normal (non-LVM) partition. This constraint can be satisfied by one of two ways: (a) The root (/) is a normal (non-LVM) partition, or (b) /boot itself is a mount point for a normal partition.
Note: CentOS is free, open source software based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For the purposes of supporting Symantec Drive Encryption for Linux, the two are functionally equivalent.
Issue 1: The Symantec Encryption Management Server 3.4.2 MP1 console provides an option to download RHEL 7.1 and RHEL 7.2 but not RHEL 7.5.
Resolution: Administrators can use the 7.2 option from the Symantec Encryption Management Server 3.4.2 MP1 console to download the RHEL 7.5 package.
Issue 2: After registering Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.5 with subscription manager, the installer supported packages may fail to get installed during the installation of Symantec Drive Encryption 10.4.2 MP1 for Linux .
Resolution: To successfully install Symantec Drive Encryption 10.4.2 MP1 for Linux on RHEL 7.5, administrators must install the dependent packages by running the following commands:
# yum install perl gcc patch
# yum install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm. Alternatively, download the package from https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm and open the Downloads directory on the system, and then run the command: # yum install epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm.
# subscription-manager repos --enable "rhel-*-optional-rpms" --enable "rhel-*-extras-rpms"
# yum install dkms