Werk #11849: Windows agent's Python supports obsolete Windows OS's

Komponente WATO
Titel Windows agent's Python supports obsolete Windows OS's
Datum 23.02.2021
Checkmk-Editon Checkmk Enterprise (CEE)
Checkmk-Version 2.1.0i1 2.0.0b8
Level Bedeutende Änderung
Klasse Neues Feature
Kompatibilität Kompatibel - benötigt kein manuelles Eingreifen

Since this release it's possible to choose the legacy Python environment, i.e. Python 3.4, thus enabling full support for obsolete(EOL) Windows OS's. For example, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008R2, Windows Vista and Windows 7 require legacy Python environment.

To enable Python support for obsolete Windows OS's you should choose in the Bakery the ruleset Install Python runtime environment and set value of the drop list Python environment to the Deploy legacy environment(Python 3.4 + standard sets of modules) .

Despite the legacy python environemnt is fully compatible with any current Windows OS's, for security and performance reasons it is highly recommended, if possible, to use only standard python environment.

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