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Platforms and Software

Opsview Server Software

Operating Systems for running Opsview Core software

On all platforms, packages are built against the latest updates (including major fixes and security updates) on the respective operating systems. Therefore, it is suggested that the target platform also has the latest updates.


Debian6.0 (Squeeze)x86/x86-64Supported
Debian7.0 (Wheezy)x86/x86-64Supported
RHEL5s390xNo supportSupported for Opsview Enterprise
RHEL6s390xNo supportSupported for Opsview Enterprise
SUSE Linux Enterprise11x86/x86-64Supported
Ubuntu (LTS)10.4 (Lucid Lynx)x86/x86-64SupportedOur policy for Ubuntu is to support LTS releases
Ubuntu (LTS)12.4 (Precise Pangolin)x86/x86-64Supported

Sun Solaris

Sun Solaris 11 ExpressAllNo SupportSolaris 10 will be the last supported version of Solaris. More information
Sun Solaris 10x86/x86-64No Support Opsview 3.20120925 is the last release for Solaris
Sun Solaris 10SPARCNo Support Opsview 3.12.3 is the last release to feature SPARC platform support. More information
Sun Solaris 9AllNo Support

Virtualisation Technologies

Opsview runs on the following virtualisation technologies in combination with certified OS / Linux Distribution.

  • VMware Player
  • VMware Server
  • VMware ESX
  • Parallels
  • Xen Hypervisor
  • KVM Hypervisor

Individual software components required by Opsview

Opsview depends on a number of additional software components to function such as MySQL, Apache and Perl. These will be installed as part of your Opsview software installation process, if not already present on the target system.

To avoid problems you must follow these recommendations:

  • You should use the latest stable release of required packages, unless otherwise stated in our documentation
  • Do not install earlier versions of software than supplied as standard with a supported OS or Linux distribution. Eg: You should not replace MySQL 5.0 with MySQL 4.1
  • Do not install software from source code or an unofficial package source since we will not have tested

Web Browsers

Opsview presents the administrative and status interface via a web server. Opsview is tested with the following web browsers:

Google ChromeLatest stable release
FirefoxLatest stable release We recommend not to use Firefox 19 due to some Javascript issues seen in this version only
Microsoft Internet ExplorerIE7 Deprecated from 2013-02 release onwards
Microsoft Internet ExplorerIE8 & IE9
Microsoft Internet ExplorerIE10 on Windows 8 Supported from 2013-02 release onwards
Apple SafariLatest stable release

We test on the latest release / patch levels of these browsers and therefore issues may exist with earlier versions that we are unaware of.

Monitoring Agents

The following Agents are available for Opsview. Any NagiosĀ® Core compatible agent should work with Opsview so don't be too concerned if a particular platform is not listed.

Microsoft Windows Server

Windows 2000x86
Windows 2003x86/x86-64
Windows 2008x86/x86-64


Debian4.0 Etchx86/x86-64
Debian5.0 Lennyx86/x86-64
Debian6.0 Precisex86/x86-64
RHEL4 u4x86/x86-64
Suse SLES11x86/x86-64
Ubuntu8.04 (Hardy Heron)x86/x86-64
Ubuntu10.04 (Lucid)x86/x86-64
Ubuntu12.04 (Precise)x86/x86-64

If your preferred distribution is not listed we recommend that you create a standard NagiosĀ® Core agent using NRPE.


Solaris 9SPARC
Solaris 10x86/x86-64
Solaris 10SPARC

Mac OS X

10.5 LeopardIntel