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Virtual machine requirements are not documented before creating a virtual machine.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-15919 ESX1160 SV-16861r1_rule ECSC-1 Low
Guest operating systems may require different resources depending on the server function. A database or email server will require more resources than a basic Windows Domain Controller. Therefore, proper planning is required to determine what servers will be built within the virtualization server environment. To properly create virtual machines within the virtualization server environment, a minimal list of requirements will be determined. These requirements are the amount of memory, amount of required disk space, the networking card assignment, required media, and proper disk mode to be used.
VMware ESX 3 Policy 2016-05-03


Check Text ( C-16275r1_chk )
Request a copy of the virtual machine requirements documentation. If no documentation exists, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-15873r1_fix)
Develop virtual machine requirements documentation.