CloudShark is installed on a CentOS or RedHat Linux operating system. This allows a Linux system administrator to use their own tools to maintain the underlying operating system.

The system is initially provided in a very open configuration, and should be deployed into a protected network during the trial and early configuration phases. When being pushed into a production environment, there are some procedures that are generally accepted as best practices.

After installing CloudShark the articles in this section should be read to deploy CloudShark securely in your environment.