Checking the cluster’s compliance for security or hidden problems is meanwhile a standard task. There are automated tools to do the job such as VMware Skyline or Runecast Analyzer. In addition to standard vSphere clusters, the latter can also check vSAN, NSX-T, AWS, Kubernetes and, since version 5.0, Azure for compliance.
In this blog post I’d like to outline how to connect a vSphere with Tanzu [*] environment to Runcast Analyzer. [* native Kubernetes Pods and TKG on vSphere]
Some steps are simplified because it is a Lab environment. I will point this out at the given point.
Before we can register Tanzu in Runecast Analyzer, we need some information.
IP address or FQDN of the SupervisorControlPlane
Service account with access to the SupervisorControlPlane
Runecast will respond to COVID-19 crisis by offering free licenses to healthcare institutions and companies with VMware Horizon.
Helping companies to protect employees by letting them work from home and thus slowing down the rate of new infections is an important step in the battle against SARS-CoV-2.
Running an Horizon infrastructure in these days is a challenge for any IT team when the workloads shift from on premises to remote access. It is also vitally important to keep healthcare infrastructures up and running. Medical staff does a very good but demanding job these days aroud the globe. But they cannot do their job without IT infrastucture. Lives depend on that. So it’s a good initiative by Runecast to help making these infrastructures a bit safer.
I know a lot of people at Runecast and I’d like to express my personal thanks to everyone of them.
Not all heroes wear capes.
Free full VMware Horizon insights for EVERYONE
Work from your home office without any limitation.
Who does this apply to? Any organization running VMware Horizon that needs better tools or solutions for visibility into VMware Horizon environments (for remote office enablement).
How does it work? You’ll have full & immediate visibility of your VMware Horizon issues during the 14-day trial period. After the standard Runecast Analyzer free 14-day trial, Horizon issues analytics will continue to work for you until 15 September 2020.
Runecast Analyzer scans VMware infrastructures for known issues against the VMware-KB, checks hardware compatibility against HCL and compares current settings with VMware best-practice-guidelines and security baselines like DISA STIG, PCI DSS or HIPAA. The most recent version 3.1 now contains baselines from German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Germany is an important market for Runecast, so including BSI IT-Grundschutz (BSI IT-Baseline) was an important step to win new customers – especially in the public sector. One of the key selling points of Runecast in that market is its ability to work completely offline. No need to send any data into the cloud. You may update the appliance or get new signatures online, but you can also do this offline by mounting an ISO-image. Yes, Germany is special in that respect, but we had some…. issues.