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DISA Releases VMware vSphere 6.7 STIG - Version 1, Release 3

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On April 22, 2022 the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) released the third update to the VMware vSphere 6.7 STIG. Version 1, Release 3 contains minor changes to the VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS STIG.

vRealize Operations Compliance Alerts for the vSphere 6.7 STIG

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While I will admit that I’m a little bit behind on this one, I’ve finally put together my vRealize Operations compliance content for the VMware vSphere 6.7 STIG that was released by DISA earlier this year. The VMware vSphere 6.7 STIG release was quite different from the previous releases and includes 12 separate STIGs. Not only are there compliance checks related to Virtual Machines, ESXi hosts, and the vCenter Server application, there are also STIGs for various services that make up the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA).

DISA Releases VMware vSphere 6.7 STIGs – Version 1, Release 1

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Almost exactly 3 years after vSphere 6.7 was released (April 17, 2018) and approximately 17 months prior to the end of General Support (October 15, 2022), the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) made available the first STIGs for VMware vSphere 6.7 on April 22, 2021. The STIGs can be downloaded from the Public DoD Cyber Exchange STIGs Document Library by searching for “VMware vSphere 6.7”. What’s New? Unlike the previous VMware vSphere 6.

DISA Releases Updated VMware vSphere 6.5 STIGs – Version 1, Release 4

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On April 23, 2020, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has made available the third update to VMware vSphere 6.5 STIGs originally released in 2019. VMware vSphere 6.5 STIG Version 1, Release 4 includes minor updates to both the ESXi and the vCenter Server STIGs. Per the revision history provided in the updated STIG download, the following changes were made: VMware vSphere 6.5 ESXi STIG V-100543 – Reinstated requirement The ESXi host must protect the confidentiality and integrity of transmitted information by protecting ESXi management traffic.

DISA Releases Updated VMware vSphere 6.5 STIGs - Version 1, Release 3

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On January 16, 2020, the Defense Information Systems Agency has made available the second update to VMware vSphere 6.5 STIGs released in 2019. VMware vSphere 6.5 STIG Version 1, Release 3 includes updates to both the ESXi and the vCenter Server STIGs. Per the revision history provided in the updated STIG download, the following changes were made: VMware vSphere 6.5 ESXi STIG V-94505, V-94507, V-94529, V-94531, V-94543, V-94545 - Added N/A statement when host profiles are not used to join AD These STIGs checks all relate to the authentication of users to ESXi using Active Directory.

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