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VMware CP&C releases VMware vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Compliance toolkit in VCM!

The VMware Center for Policy & Compliance (CP&C) is pleased to announce, the most awaited and anticipated content of the year, the release of VMware vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Compliance toolkit in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM), a key component in the VMware vCenter Operations Suite. (vC Ops). As a critical component of the vC Ops suite, VCM is the FIRST product in the market today to have the official GA version of the vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guidelines.

 

 

The package comes in 4 versions:

  • Full – Has all recommendations present in the hardening guide
  • Profile 1 – Has only Profile 1 recommendations
  • Profile 2 – Has only Profile 2 recommendations
  • Profile 3 – Has only Profile 3 recommendations

Pick the packages based on the profile you are wanting to adhere to! You can download the packages using VCM Content Wizard and begin to use it.

Compliance Rule Groups and Templates for vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide:

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Rule Groups and Templates - 1
vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Rule Groups and Templates – 1
vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Rule Groups and Templates - 2

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Rule Groups and Templates – 2

 One-Click Collection Filter Set to collect all data needed for Compliance assessment:

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Collection Filter Set

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Collection Filter Set

 

Track your compliance posture using these great dashboards:

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Dashboard - 1

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Dashboard – 1

You can also break down the compliance results by data type and vCenter Server to see where most of your infractions are coming from::

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Dashboard - 2

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Dashboard – 2

From there, you can see the individual rules behind the content that is surfaced in our dashboards:

vSphere 5.1 Hardening - Compliance Assessment Detailed Results

vSphere 5.1 Hardening – Compliance Assessment Detailed Results

 
Keep in mind that VCM manages not only virtual environments, but covers physical as well. It is the market leader in Configuration Audit, Change Detection, Patch Management and COMPLIANCE content. Yes! That is right, we can also remediate non compliant results with a right click in both the virtual and physical world!

Start Green Stay Green!

Thanks and regards,
Pravin Goyal
RHCE | HP-UX CSA | VCP | MBA | CISSP | GISP | CCSK | CloudU | CompTIA CE | ITIL-F | ITSM-F