vRealize Operations Manager relies on a secure VMware vSphere environment to achieve the greatest benefits and a secured infrastructure.

Assess the VMware vSphere environment and verify that the appropriate level of vSphere hardening guidance is enforced and maintained.

For more guidance about hardening, see http://www.vmware.com/security/hardening-guides.html.

Hardening for Linux Installation

Review the recommendations set out in the appropriate Linux hardening and secure best practice guidelines, and ensure that your Linux hosts are appropriately hardened. If you do not follow the hardening recommendations, the system might be exposed to known security vulnerabilities from insecure components on Linux releases.

vRealize Operations Manager is supported for installation on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6, starting with version 6.5.