Saturday, December 13, 2008

NetWrix's Compliance initiative for Virtual Environments

NetWrix has some cool things going with their Change reporter for both VMware and Microsoft's SCVMM. VMware was launched recently.

Change auditing is an important process for controlling the management of your virtual environment, to limit unauthorized changes and errors in VI3 inventory. Erroneous and unauthorized changes usually occur every day in organizations in which many IT professionals manage different aspects of virtual infrastructure. Such changes can cause failures and outages in your virtual infrastructure and significantly contribute to virtual machine sprawl.

NetWrix Change Reporter for VMware Infrastructure 3 audits all changes and enforces controlled change management processes across your virtual environment. This freeware tool sends a daily report pointing to every change made to your ESX servers, folders, clusters, resource pools, virtual machines, and their hardware (*), including previous and current ("before" and "after") configuration values.

NetWrix Change Reporter for VMware Infrastructure 3 can be used to:

* Overview configuration changes on a daily basis to improve internal IT governance.
* Prepare reports for your IT compliance auditors, such as SOX, HIPPA, GLBA, and others.
* Audit the creation of new virtual machines to prevent uncontrolled virtual machine sprawl.


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