VMware and configuration management software maker Tripwire have jointly released a free tool that promises to ensure virtual servers are configured for optimal security.
ConfigCheck is a free utility that downloads to a desktop and compares active virtual server configurations against best practices guidelines development by VMware.
"This is a free application that automates the process of checking systems for configuration errors that could cause security and compliance issues in customer environments," says Mark Gaydos, vice president of marketing at Tripwire.
ConfigCheck downloads to a desktop, and IT managers point it at ESX servers to compare actual configurations against the best practice guidelines laid out by VMware. Tripwire scaled back its Tripwire Enterprise product, which is designed to perform configuration and compliance audits of large environments.