Free Compliance Checker for vSphere Test Drive

The free Compliance Checker for vSphere checks your environment against the security guidelines from the vSphere 4.0 Hardening Guide.

It checks up to 5 ESX/ESXi host for free.  Just enter your vCenter server name or the IP address of an individual ESX/ESXi host and it performs the assessment.  If you have more than 5 ESX/ESXi hosts in your environment the compliance checker only performs the assessment on the first 5.

The Compliance Checker generates a nice HTML report that displays the compliance rule that was checked and whether the host passed or failed the check according to best practices.

Each rule references a code from the Hardening Guide so that you can look up the recommendations and remediation steps.

Nice free utility, very useful in checking small (<5 host) environments for security hardening best practices.

Download the Free Compliance Checker for vSphere here.


Hersey Cartwright is an IT professional with extensive experience designing, implementing, managing, and supporting technologies that improve business processes. Hersey is Solutions Architect for HPE SimpliVity covering Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. He holds the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #128) certification. Hersey actively participates in the VMware community and was awarded the VMware vExpert title in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012. He enjoys working with, teaching, and writing about virtualization and other data center technologies. Follow Hersey on Twitter @herseyc

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