The Compliance Checker for PCI is a free, downloadable, fully-functional product for checking compliance of your environment to help you ensure that it remains secure and compliant. VMware Compliance Checker is a robust utility providing detailed compliance checks against the VMware vSphere Hardening Guidelines. Unlike other free tools in the market, Compliance Checker for vSphere is a fully functional product.
VMware vCenter Configuration Manager Free Compliance Checkers – Installation & Configuration
Free Compliance Checkers are based on VMware vCenter Configuration Manager and can be used to manage configuration compliance requirements in your environment . Each free checker includes compliance assessment for a single standard and can only assess a small number of hosts or VMs (depending on checker) at the same time. To use any of the available checkers simply download the selected checker to a Windows desktop.
The intuitive web-based interface requires little or no learning curve. Administrators simply point the checker at a target environment (hosts or specific VMs depending on the checker downloaded) and execute a compliance assessment request. The resultant compliance report provides a detailed rule by rule indication of pass or failure. Where compliance problems are found users are directed to a detailed knowledge base for an explanation of the rule violated and advice on remediation.
The following free compliance checkers are available for download:
- vSphere 4.1 VMware Hardening Guidelines Checker
- vSphere 4.0 VMware Hardening Guidelines Checker
- PCI 2.0 Compliance Guidelines Checker