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

  • Administrative credentials for VMware vCenter or ESXi

    vCenter compliance auditing is intended to be used with vCenter SOAP API

    Note: 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). Use ESXi compliance auditing with the ESXi SOAP API, and use vCenter compliance auditing with the vCenter SOAP API.
  • Audit policy for VMware vCenter/ESXi Compliance Checks
  • Plugin ID #64455 (VMware vCenter/ESXi Compliance Checks)