Deploy updates for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Linux

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Microsoft regularly publishes software updates to improve performance, security, and to deliver new features.


Each version of Defender for Endpoint on Linux has an expiration date, after which it will no longer continue to protect your device. You must update the product prior to this date. To check the expiration date, run the following command:

mdatp health --field product_expiration

Generally available Microsoft Defender for Endpoint capabilities are equivalent regardless update channel used for a deployment (Beta (Insider), Preview (External), Current (Production)).

To update Defender for Endpoint on Linux manually, execute one of the following commands:

RHEL and variants (CentOS and Oracle Linux)

sudo yum update mdatp

SLES and variants

sudo zypper update mdatp

Ubuntu and Debian systems

sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade mdatp