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DISA Releases STIGs for VMware vSphere 6.5

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Update: On Oct 25, 2019, DISA released the first update to the VMware vSphere 6.5 STIGs As of today, the Defense Information Systems Agency has made available the first STIGs for VMware vSphere 6.5. These STIGs can be downloaded from DoD Cyber Exchange here: DISA Virtualization STIG Downloads. The VMware vSphere 6.5 STIG ZIP file contains the following: VMware vSphere 6.5 Version 1 Release 1 - Overview PDF VMware vSphere 6.

Configure Splunk to Use a vCenter/PSC as a SAML IdP

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Why Use a VMware vSphere Platform Service Controller? As mentioned in a previous post, Splunk Enterprise is a fantastic application for handling the massive amount of log data generated by VMware virtualization environments. Since every VMware vCenter deployment includes at least a single Platform Service Controller (PSC), you can easily configure your Splunk Enterprise deployment to use the same authentication services making it easier to access your log data. Items to Keep in Mind Splunk Enterprise requires that the following information be passed back as part of the SAML assertion from the IdP: Role Splunk Enterprise will use the following information if it is passed back as part of the SAML assertion from the IdP: Email, Real Name As of Splunk Enterprise version 7.

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