Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 306
  • Last Modified:

vpshere compliance

I have had our IT run the following tool:

http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/server/vsphere/compliance-checker

The reports have been saved into a folder as .xml files, and they dont open in a user freindly way. Is there a missing .xsl file do you think?

Is the xsl file part of the download, i.e. would saving the xsl in the same directory make the reports view as they should in the browser?
0
pma111
Asked:
pma111
  • 4
  • 4
1 Solution
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What you have to remember is the FREE VMware Compliance Checker, is a Freebie Taster. So it's very limited in what it offers.

We use View Most Recent Results in the Application to view the last report, this just launches the stored previous report files in a browser.

 also because the XML files and not transportable and cause many issues with different browsers, java and javascript, we Print the RESULTS to a PDF file using Cute PDF Writer, so the reports are available as PDF hard copies.

http://www.cutepdf.com/

The application has many issues.
0
 
pma111Author Commented:
I understand its limitations but it is worth running for a free tool. Good advice on the PDF writer.

>>The application has many issues.

Such as?
0
 
pma111Author Commented:
If you have a report handy, how many checks does it run per host? I.e. 20, 30, 50 etc?
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Reports not being displayed because of browser, javascript and java issues.
0
 
pma111Author Commented:
If you have a report handy, how many checks does it run per host? I.e. 20, 30, 50 etc?
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
the Checker is using this document as a baseline for tests

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMware_vSphere_HardeningGuide_May10_EN.pdf
0
 
pma111Author Commented:
Do you know of any tool that can scan vcenter for bad configs, as opposed to this that focuses on hosts?
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware vSphere Configuration Manager.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud and Mobile-First Strategy

Maybe you’ve fully adopted the cloud since the beginning. Or maybe you started with on-prem resources but are pursuing a “cloud and mobile first” strategy. Getting to that end state has its challenges. Discover how to build out a 100% cloud and mobile IT strategy in this webinar.

  • 4
  • 4
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now