The VMware Center for Policy & Compliance (CP&C) is pleased to announce the availability of The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) VMware vSphere 5.0 compliance toolkit for VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM), a key component in the VMware vCenter Operations Suite. (vC Ops). The benchmark availability announcement was made on 09-Aug-2013 and we churned it pretty quickly!

 

 

 

The package contains rules broken into respective rule groups:

    • vSphere Hosts
    • vSphere Guests
    • vSphere Network
    • vSphere vCenter
    • Windows vCenter

You can download the packages using VCM Content Wizard and begin to use it.

Compliance Rule Groups and Templates for DISA vSphere 5.0 STIG:

DISA vSphere 5.0 Rule Groups and Templates

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

 

DISA vSphere 5.0 Collection Filter Set

Track your compliance posture using these great dashboards:

DISA vSphere 5.0 Template Run Compliance Report

 

 

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

DISA vSphere 5.0 Dashboard

DISA vSphere 5.0 Dashboard

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

DISA vSphere 5.0 Assessment Results

 
 

DISA vSphere 5.0 Assessment Results Grouped

 

Start nailing down the most critical ones first and then the rest. You can just drag n drop the template results and group them by severity to make it easy for your VI admin to fix the infractions. Isn’t that cool!

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. With new additions such as Scripted Remediation Framework, high level of OS patch automation with auto deploy functionality, Easy install and setup and a new look and feel, it is better than ever before!

Come, join the journey to 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