Supported virtual installations and virtualization products

You can install
Symantec Endpoint Protection
on the supported operating systems that run in virtual environments. Install
Symantec Endpoint Protection
on the guest operating system, and not the host.
The following virtualization products support the
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
, console, and
Symantec Endpoint Protection
client software for Windows and Linux:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Amazon WorkSpaces
  • Citrix Studio Version 2009.0.0
  • Nutanix AOS 5.15 (LTS)
  • VMware WS 5.0 (workstation) or later
  • VMware GSX 3.2 (enterprise) or later
  • VMware ESX 2.5 (workstation) or later
  • VMware ESXi 4.1 - 5.5
  • VMware ESXi 6.0
  • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 1
  • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 2
  • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3 (As of 14.0.1)
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 (As of 14.0.1)
  • VMware ESXi 6.5U1 (As of 14.2)
  • VMware ESXi 6.5U2 (As of 14.2)
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 (As of 14.2)
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 2 (As of 14.3 RU2)
  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V (As of 14.2 MP1)
  • Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V Core Edition (As of 14.2 MP1)
  • Citrix XenServer 5.6 or later
  • Virtual Box, supplied by Oracle
Symantec Endpoint Protection
includes many features that enhance performance in virtual environments.
For more information, see:
For the most current system requirements, see: