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

Component Setup
Title Windows agent's Python supports obsolete Windows OS's
Date Feb 23, 2021
Checkmk Editon Checkmk Enterprise (CEE)
Checkmk Version 2.1.0i1 2.0.0b8
Level Prominent Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

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 environment 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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