CN - Mac - Known Issues in Big Sur

Issue/Question

  • Is macOS Big Sur recommended for Community Network computers?
  • Should I upgrade to Big Sur?

Environment

  • Employee or Student Employee
  • Community Network-supported computer

Explanation

Big Sur was released on November 12, 2020. It will ship on new computers from Apple.

Community Network has not yet confirmed that ESET antivirus works on Big Sur, so it is not recommended that you upgrade to Big Sur at this time.

For a list of Mac models that support Big Sur, see: https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/

Known Issues with macOS Big Sur:

Tested Software That Does Work with Big Sur:

  • Zoom: Version 5.4.3 of Zoom seems to work well on Big Sur. Earlier versions of Zoom may also work, but upgrading is recommended.
  • Cisco AnyConnect VPN client: Big Sur requires Cisco AnyConnect version 4.9.04043 or higher. Earlier versions of AnyConnect will not work on Big Sur. The AnyConnect installation may also require additional steps to allow system extensions.
  • Anti-virus: ESET anti-virus version 6.10.456.1 is compatible with Big Sur. Community Network customers can contact the Service Desk to get an updated version of ESET. Other departments should contact their IT support team.

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