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There is no up-to-date documentation of the virtualization infrastructure.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-15882 ESX0860 SV-16823r1_rule DCHW-1 DCSW-1 Medium
With the creation of virtual machines, the actual virtual network topology becomes increasingly complex. The topology changes when a virtual machine is created, added to a virtual switch or port group, moved to another virtualization server, etc. With the dynamic nature of the virtualization environment, administrators of the virtualization environment will maintain up to date documentation for all virtual machines, virtual switches, IP addresses, MAC addresses, etc.
VMware ESX 3 Policy 2016-05-03


Check Text ( C-16241r1_chk )
Request a copy of all the virtualization infrastructure documentation. Documentation must include all ESX Servers, virtual machines, IP addresses, MAC addresses, virtual switches, operating systems, and any virtual applications. If the documentation does include all of these components, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-15842r1_fix)
Develop up-to-date documentation for the virtualization infrastructure.