VMware vCenter Configuration Manager enables you to store asset, security, and configuration settings, manage and remediate asset compliance, and automate server provisioning for your IT systems and applications whether physical, virtual, or in the cloud.
VMware vCenter Configuration Manager's policy-driven automation detects deep system changes and identifies whether that change is within policy - an expected and acceptable behavior based on industry, regulatory, or your own self-defined best practices - or whether that change has created a compliance violation or security vulnerability.
VMware vCenter Configuration Manager ensures enterprise-wide system compliance by collecting, storing, fixing, provisioning and managing configurations for servers and workstations across physical and virtual environments. With this critical data, Configuration Manager increases IT efficiency and lowers costs by eliminating the hassle and expense associated with using multiple tools for managing changes, provisioning, patches, configurations, remediation and compliance.
SNS is Required. Linux or Windows Workstations. This enables a Windows workstation to be managed by vCenter Configuration Manager. This can be purchased with an initial vCenter Configuration Manager instance or as an add on to an existing vCenter Configuration Manager instance.
Gain configuration insight and agility while avoiding configuration drift
VMware vCenter Configuration Manager automates critical IT configuration management and compliance processes. By harnessing the power of automation to collect thousands of asset, security and configuration settings from each server and workstation, and then storing that data in a centralized repository, you have the solution you need to evolve traditional configuration processes into a powerful, business-aligned system delivering unified configuration insight.
Maintain continuous compliance with out-of-the-box templates
IT organizations are facing pressure to meet ever-increasing standards related to governance, risk and compliance - whether those standards come from an industry group, government regulators, a governance board, a set of best practices or even your own organization's policies. VMware vCenter Configuration Manager assures the integrity of your virtualized datacenter and lowers IT audit costs by providing automated compliance assessments against VMware and Microsoft security best practice guides, industry best practices, as well as your own policies. Configuration Manager includes built-in, out-of-the-box compliance templates and toolkits, which contain policy-driven rules, reports and dashboards that ensure security, regulatory and operational compliance. When a violation is detected, Configuration Manager lets you fix the problem with one simple mouse click - right from the automatically identified violation. And that fix can be applied to just one system, a group of systems or even all systems managed.
Automate software and server provisioning
vCenter Configuration Manager automates software provisioning and ties that into the compliance enforcement process. With Configuration Manager you can easily create software packages, push packages to systems and guests, automatically find missing software, and remediate to install required software to non-compliant systems. Software packages provide the files and metadata necessary to install and remove programs including dependencies, conflicts, and other relationships that are not represented by software installation files. This metadata is used to determine if an installation is successful, and if not, what is necessary to make the installation successful.