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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.

Supported Linux distributions:

Debian8.x (Jessie)64-bitSupportedUnsupported
CentOS7.x64-bitSupportedSupported (from 6.5.4)
RHEL7.x64-bitSupportedSupported (from 6.5.4)
RHEL8.x64-bitSupportedSupported (from 6.5.4 - requires additional configuration)
OL (Formerly OEL)7.x64-bitSupportedSupported (from 6.5.4)
Ubuntu (LTS)16.04 (Xenial Xerus)64-bitSupported in 6.5

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.

Opsview Monitor does not currently support changing the FIPS status once the product been installed. If you need to enable FIPS on a system which already has Opsview installed, please contact the Customer Success team.