McAfee Real Time for ePO Trial Installation & Walkthrough

McAfee Real Time is designed to give operators instant, in-depth knowledge of the state of an enterprise environment, and to ensure that information is returned and various issues can be remediated in seconds, without regard to the number of endpoints managed and with minimal infrastructure. In addition, McAfee Real Time allows operators to retrieve information by asking questions in plain English. As a result, the amount of training time necessary to allow an operator to begin gathering useful information is very minimal. The User Console Guide will begin at that level, and move on to provide higher-level guidance on more advanced usage scenarios.

A unique offering in system security, Real Time for McAfee ePO gathers up-to-the-minute data about your managed systems, so you can take action based on the real-time condition of these systems. Before Real Time for McAfee ePO, the status of managed systems had a period of delay. With Real Time for McAfee ePO, there is little to no delay in gathering system data, allowing for an instant analysis of the health of systems and a quick response to events. Real Time for McAfee ePO collects data from all systems in an enterprise in seconds, even if your enterprise network has hundreds of thousands of systems, and even if they are geographically distributed over networks with slow connections. To learn more about Real Time for McAfee ePO features, please download the data sheet.


Trial Installation Requirements

During the installation of this McAfee endpoint suite, the Real Time for McAfee ePO client and associated management files were checked into your McAfee ePO server. A deployment task was automatically created for you as well.

Before you can utilize Real Time for McAfee ePO, you will need to install the server-side component. The installation files are found in the \PostInstall directory where you unzipped the installer. Extract the ZIP file to locate the Setup.exe file. Before installation, please see the notes in the section below.

Real Time for McAfee ePO Server Database Considerations
We recommend that you install the Real Time for McAfee ePO server on a dedicated system, but these scenarios are supported:

  • Deployment with fewer than 100 clients: ePolicy Orchestrator, Real Time for McAfee ePO server, McAfee ePO database, and the Real Time for McAfee ePO database can exist on one server.
  • Deployment with fewer than 100 clients: ePolicy Orchestrator, Real Time for McAfee ePO server, McAfee ePO database, and the Real Time for McAfee ePO database can exist on one server.

For installations with more clients, the Real Time for McAfee ePO server and the Real Time for McAfee ePO database must be installed on separate dedicated servers.

Real Time for McAfee ePO server installation instructions are also found in the Product Guide. A video covering both server and client installation, plus usage examples, has been created for your convenience. The video can be viewed here.


Use Case

Installation of the McAfee Real Time for ePO Client
Note: A minimum of two clients are required for testing. The questions posed to Real Time for ePO will timeout without returning an answer if you don't have a minimum of two clients.

  1. Click the System Tree button, select the My Organization group (or another group of your choosing), and then click Assigned Client Tasks.
  2. Click Actions, then click New Client Task Assignment.
  3. Under Product, select McAfee Agent.
  4. Under Task Type, select Product Deployment.
  5. Under Task Name, select the POC - Deploy Real Time for ePO client, and then click Next.
  6. On the Schedule page, set the following options:
    1. Schedule status Enabled
    2. Schedule type Run Immediately
  7. Click Next.