Technical Deep Dive: Configuration and Compliance Management with VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.0
Virtual Infrastructure teams often find it extremely challenging to ensure that their virtual environment is properly configured to meet operational and security best practices - especially when more than one VMware vCenter management platform is involved. VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM) - a key part of the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite - is a full-featured configuration management solution that automates configuration management across virtual, physical and cloud environments.
Organizations can use VCM to continuously audit the configurations of VMware infrastructure (including VMware ESX®, ESXi, vCenter, vCloud® Director and vShield) as well as Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems. Configuration compliance can be maintained against internal standards, security best practices, vendor hardening guidelines, and even regulatory mandates.