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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?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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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.
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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?
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If you have a report handy, how many checks does it run per host? I.e. 20, 30, 50 etc?
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Reports not being displayed because of browser, javascript and java issues.
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If you have a report handy, how many checks does it run per host? I.e. 20, 30, 50 etc?
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the Checker is using this document as a baseline for tests

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMware_vSphere_HardeningGuide_May10_EN.pdf
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Do you know of any tool that can scan vcenter for bad configs, as opposed to this that focuses on hosts?
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VMware vSphere Configuration Manager.
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