Install Endpoint Protection 14 for Linux Redhat
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Install Endpoint Protection 14 for Linux Redhat


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Install Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 14.x for Redhat based distributions.


  • SEP 14.3 MP1 and earlier
  • Fedora
  • CentOS 
  • RHEL


Pre-Installation Checks

You must have the following in order first: 

  1. SSH into the Linux client using PUTTY, MobaXterm, etc.
  2. Find the OS version by running the following command.
    1. cat /etc/*-release
  3. Run the following command to find the Kernel version.
    1. uname -r 
  4. Find the kernel headers and devels installed.
    1. rpm -qa |grep kernel            
  5. If the kernel headers and devel are not installed, make sure you install the same version as the kernel.

    Install the kernel headers:

    1. sudo yum install kernel-headers-$(uname -r)
    2. Install the kernel devel:
    3. sudo yum install kernel-devel-$(uname -r)
      • Note: If you see multiple headers and devel present from step 4, you will need to install by specifying the kernel version found in step 3 instead of $(uname-r)
      • i.e $ sudo yum install kernel-headers-3.10.0-957.21.2.el7.x86_64 kernel-devel-3.10.0-957.21.2.el7.x86_64
  6. Install Dependencies. 
    1. Install unzip:
    2. sudo yum install unzip
    3. Install the 32 bit libraries:
    4. sudo yum install glibc.i686
    5. sudo yum install libgcc.i686
    6. sudo yum install libstdc++.i686
    7. sudo yum install libnsl.i686
    8. sudo yum install libX11.i686
      • Note: libX11.i686 is used for the User interface, if you are only using the Command Line interface, you do not need this.
      1. Install gcc:
      2. sudo yum install gcc
    9. sudo yum install elfutils-libelf-devel (RedHat 8.x only)
  7. Verify installed headers and devel:
    1. rpm -qa |grep kernel 
    • Note: kernel-headers, kernel-devel, and kernel are in the same version i.e. 3.10.0-957.21.2.el7.x86_64

Copy Installer to Linux machine

You are ready to install SEP 14.x on the Redhat based Linux machine. Acquire the compatible package based on the OS and the kernel. You can export the rpm package from the manager, or use a stand-alone installer.

See Supported Linux kernels for Endpoint Protection 14.x

Although you can copy the file to any folder, /tmp is recommended to avoid permission issues.

Install SEPFL

  1. Open terminal and change directory to tmp
    1. cd /tmp
  2. Unzip installer to a folder called ‘sep’
    1. sudo unzip -d sep            
  3. Change directory to the extracted folder 
    1. cd sep
  4. Grant permissions to and pkg.sig  (R+W+X)
    1. sudo chmod 777 pkg.sig            
  5. Run the installer
    1. sudo ./ -i
  6. Verify SEP is installed successfully
    1. cd /opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus
    2. ./sav info -p          
    • Note: if you installed a managed client, you can verify if the machine is connected to the manager by running the following command.
    1. ./sav manage -s

SEP client should be successfully installed. 

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