STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: VMware ESX 3 Virtual Center Version: 1 Release: 2 Benchmark Date: 22 Jul 2016: VirtualCenter virtual machine is not configured in an ESX Server cluster with High Availability enabled.

DISA Rule

SV-16805r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-15864

Group Title

VirtualCenter virtual machine does not have HA.

Rule Version

ESX0650

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Enable High Availability on ESX Server clusters for all VirtualCenter virtual machines.

Check Contents

1. Log into the VirtualCenter Server with the VI Client.
2. Verify that there is a cluster configured by reviewing the inventory panel. If no cluster is configured, this is a finding.
3. Select the cluster and choose Edit Settings from the right-click menu.
4. In the Cluster Settings dialog box, verify Enable VMware HA is selected. If it is not selected, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-15864

Documentable

False

Rule Version

ESX0650

Severity Override Guidance

1. Log into the VirtualCenter Server with the VI Client.
2. Verify that there is a cluster configured by reviewing the inventory panel. If no cluster is configured, this is a finding.
3. Select the cluster and choose Edit Settings from the right-click menu.
4. In the Cluster Settings dialog box, verify Enable VMware HA is selected. If it is not selected, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Responsibility

[Virtual Server Administrator]

Target Key

1428

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