To perform a successful compliance scan against VMware systems, users must have the following:

  • Administrative credentials for VMware vCenter or ESXi. (Tenable has developed APIs for both ESXi (the interface available for free to manage VMs on ESX/ESXi), and vCenter (an add-on product available from VMware at some cost to manage one or more ESX/ESXi servers). This plugin can leverage either ESXi or vCenter credentials to do its job.)
  • Audit policy for VMware vCenter/ESXi Compliance Checks.
  • Plugin ID #64455 (VMware vCenter/ESXi Compliance Checks)