Vulnerabilities in unused software might increase the risk of unauthorized system access and disruption of availability. Review the software that is installed on VMware host machines and evaluate its use.

Do not install software that is not required for the secure operation of the system on any of the vRealize Operations Manager node hosts. Uninstall unused or nonessential software.

Installing unsupported, untested, or unapproved software on infrastructure products such as vRealize Operations Manager is a threat to the infrastructure.

To minimize the threat to the infrastructure, do not install or use any third-party software that is not supported by VMware on VMware supplied hosts.

Assess your vRealize Operations Manager deployment and inventory of installed products to verify that no unsupported software is installed.

For more information about the support policies for third-party products, see the VMware support at http://www.vmware.com/security/hardening-guides.html.