Supported Operating Systems

Our supported Linux distributions for your Opsview Monitor environment


In the table below, we list the supported Linux Operating System distributions. You should verify that your intended platform is supported in the table prior to installation.


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Supported Linux distributions:

Debian10.x (Buster)64-bitSupported (Required upgrade instructions from Debian 8)Unsupported
RHEL8.x64-bitSupportedSupported (requires additional configuration)
OL (Formerly OEL)7.x64-bitSupportedSupported
Ubuntu (LTS)18.04 (Bionic Beaver)64-bitSupportedUnsupported
Ubuntu (LTS)20.04 (Focal Fossa)64-bitSupportedUnsupported

The Opsview Monitor software is tested against all latest package updates to include major fixes and security updates across all distributions. It is recommended you ensure that your target platform has the most up-to-date packages, fixes and so on. Furthermore, ensure you use the latest stable release of your distribution unless stated elsewhere in your documentation that is needed to successfully run Opsview Monitor.


Opsview Monitor supports the following virtualization technologies in combination with supported operating systems (see above); this is limited to our ability to test and diagnose issues. You should verify that your intended virtualization platform is supported in the following list:

  • Parallels (for evaluation only, not production systems)
  • VMware Player (for evaluation only, not production systems)
  • VMware Server
  • VMware ESX/ESXi
  • Xen Hypervisor
  • KVM Hypervisor
  • Microsoft Hyper-V

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)

Opsview Monitor will run on specific FIPS-compliant operating systems with FIPS mode enabled (see the support table above). Different packages may be installed on FIPS-enabled systems. This is managed automatically by opsview-deploy, so the usual installation instructions can be followed.

Note To enable FIPS on a system which already has Opsview installed, please contact the Customer Success team.

SNMP Privacy Protocol Support

The ‘aes256’ and ‘aes256c’ SNMPv3 privacy protocol options only support custom SNMP Polling Checks and SNMP Traps when run/received on RHEL 8 systems. This means that any Opsview Hosts using these pieces of functionality should be monitored by Monitoring Clusters made up entirely of RHEL 8 Collectors.


This assumes the default installation of Net-SNMP for each listed operating system - if this has been changed, support may vary.

The Network Topology feature does not currently support these privacy protocols.

For all supported protocols, see Supported SNMPv3 Protocols