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The IAO/SA does not document and approve virtual machine renames.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-15898 ESX1020 SV-16840r1_rule ECSC-1 Low
It may become necessary to rename a virtual machine at some point during the course of testing to production. To rename a virtual machine, the virtual machine must be powered down before proceeding with the renaming feature. It is also good practice to backup virtual machines before renaming any virtual machine. The configuration files for VMware are typically located on the service console in /root/VMware/ directory, and the virtual disks will be in the /vmfs/ directory. Renaming virtual machines may cause communication issues on the network with other servers, users, etc. To prevent communication disruptions to the network or virtual machine, all virtual machine renames will be documented and approved by the change control board.
VMware ESX 3 Policy 2016-05-03


Check Text ( C-16258r1_chk )
Request a copy of the virtual machine rename approval documentation from the IAO/SA. If no documentation can be produced, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-15859r1_fix)
Develop approval documentation for all virtual machine renames.