macOS Sierra at UVA
Status & Availability of Software & Support
Important Notes as of 8/1/2017
Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP): Version 14 is now available! Current SEP must be uninstalled prior to update.
Box Sync: Box Sync may require an update from box.com depending on version intalled. It may auto-update.
Matlab: MATLAB is not compatible with some language choices available in Sierra (US English is supported by Mathworks). See details from Mathworks.
This page outlines ITS’s support for, and testing of products and services against, macOS Sierra (Mac OS X 10.12).
macOS Sierra Support at UVA
macOS Sierra is widely available and can be used with basic UVA Services such as wireless and email. Please see the list below for notes regarding use of specific ITS services with Sierra.
ITS is recommending that users not install Sierra on UVA machines until the services you need are listed as “Supported” in the table below. Status updates will be updated as test results are collected.
The support statement applies to software versions currently available from the UVA Software Gateway. Older versions of the same titles may need to be updated.
|Alertus Desktop Alert||Supported|
|Cisco AnyConnect VPN||Supported|
|Hive VMWare View Client||Supported|
|Home Directory Program||Supported||The character ? cannot be used in the Eservices password with the Home Directory program. An alternative is to use the Finder Go menu to Connect to server.|
|ITS Network Setup Tool||Supported|
|Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection||Supported|
|SafeNet Token Software (including hardware token)||Supported|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection||Version 14 Supported||Available Aug. 1 from UVA Software Gateway|
|Integrated System (IS)|
|Integrated System: Student Information System (SIS)||See SIS information||See http://its.virginia.edu/integratedsystem/gettingstarted/desktop.html for more support details.|
|Integrated System: HR/Finance||See IS Information||See http://its.virginia.edu/integratedsystem/gettingstarted/desktop.html for more support details.|
|Web Applications and Services|
|Faculty Web Server||Supported||Individual sites within faculty.virginia.edu may have dependencies, Check with the site owner if you experience problems.|
|Integrated System (HR/Finance & SIS)||See table above|
|Responsible Computing Tutorial for UVA Faculty & Staff||Supported|
|Personal Digital Certificates||Supported||Using the Network Setup Tool is the prefered way to get a personal digital certificate.|
|UVaAnywhere/MSN VPN Connections||Supported|
|Joint VPN Connections||Supported|
|Exchange OWA Calendar||Supported|
|UVA Box Cloud Storage Service||Supported|
|WebMail (OWA, Gmail)||Supported|