Tripwire ConfigCheck™ is a free utility you can use to rapidly assess the security of your VMware ESX host configurations, according to the VMware security hardening guidelines. Co-developed by VMware and Tripwire, ConfigCheck provides an immediate assessment of the server configuration to ensure VMware Infrastructure environments are properly configured. This utility makes it simple to:
While virtual environments present unique settings, there needs to be specific policies to manage them that are quite different from the physical environment. Utilizing the guidelines set forth in VMware Infrastructure 3 Security Hardening, IT organizations can now compare their systems to these best practice recommendations with Tripwire ConfigCheck, thereby gaining an immediate understanding of any misconfiguration within their VMware Infrastructure, giving them the ability to remediate any improper settings that could present future risk.
Tripwire ConfigCheck for VMware ESX lets IT administrators enforce policies in alignment with VMware best practices for security hardening by checking a wide range of configuration parameters such as:
Tripwire ConfigCheck now assesses VMware ESX 3.0 hypervisor configurations to improve security for both VMware ESX 3.0 and 3.5 hosts.