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VMware CP&C releases VMware vSphere 5.0 Hardening Guide Dec 2012 (v1.2) Compliance toolkit in VCM!

The VMware Center for Policy & Compliance (CP&C) is pleased to announce the release of VMware vSphere 5.0 Hardening Guide Dec 2012 (v1.2) Compliance toolkit in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM), a key component in the VMware vCenter Operations Suite. (vC Ops).

The highlights of this release are as below:

  1. Package aligned with the latest version of VMware vSphere 5.0 Hardening Guide i.e. v1.2 released in Dec 2012
  2. The package now 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

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VMware Center for Policy & Compliance (CP&C) releases vSphere 5.0 hardening guidelines in vCenter Configuration Manager! (vCM)

CP&C is pleased to announce the most anticipated content release to date in vCM, the VMware vSphere 5.0 hardening guidelines! As 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 5.0 Hardening Guidelines. This is just another significant step in our Trusted Cloud initiative in helping customers migrate tier one applications to the VMware Cloud Infrastructure Suite.

What does this mean to VMware vCM customers who want to make sure their virtual systems are compliant?

5 new rule groups and two brand new templates:

  VSphere 5.0 p1

 Brand new 5.0 hardening guideline collection filters:

VSphere 5.0 p2

Great executive compliance results and trending dashboards:

VSphere 5.0 p3

You can quickly move from Dashboards to details and see the out of compliance data classes, here is a small sample, there are so many that I cannot get a full coverage screen shot!

VSphere 5.0 p4

Add this DEEP virtualization compliance data to the rich cross platform, heterogeneous change detection, configuration\ patch management, best practices and regulatory compliance content vCM has today & you will be well on your way to successfully hardening your environment. (Yes, I did say Virtual, Physical, Windows, Linux, Servers, Desktops\ VDI…) This is better than bacon!

Whhheeeeewwwww, I ran of breath reading it back.

The guidelines are available today and can be downloaded using the vCM Content Wizard.

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Hasta La Vista,

George Gerchow – Director, VMware Center for Policy & Compliance