About the VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management Home Page

 

The home page is your starting point for many of the actions you perform with VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management. The home page is designed to be simple yet powerful, enabling you to perform any number of computer security-related activities quickly and easily. An annotated home page is shown here. For information about each section of the home page, see the table that follows.

 

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The Get Started area provides three easy steps for initiating a scan.  You simply:

  1. Select the machine group you want to scan.

  2. Select the policy you want to use when scanning the machines.

  3. Click Begin Scan.

 

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The Select Machine Group area contains a drop-down box containing a list of all currently available machine groups. It also contains a link that enables you to define a new machine group, if needed. Finally, if you need a reminder as to what machines are contained within a specific group, click View.

 

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The Select Policy area contains a drop-down box containing a list of all currently available policies. It also contains a link that enables you to define a new policy. Finally, if you need a reminder as to what products and checks are included in a specific policy, click View.

 

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To initiate a scan using the specified machine group and policy, click Begin Scan.

 

 

2

This area provides information related to VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management, including ways to get help and links to news.

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Machine groups define what will be scanned by VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management . To view information about a group simply click the group name.

 

  • My Machine: Defines the local machine.

 

  • My Domain: Defines the local domain.

 

  • My Test Machines: Enables you to define a group of machines representing a smaller view of your actual network environment that you can use for testing purposes.

 

  • Entire Network: Defines all machines visible on the network.

 

  • Import New Machine Group: Enables you to quickly create a new machine group by importing an existing group.

 

  • New Machine Group: Enables you to create a custom group of machines.

 

 

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A policy defines the products and the checks that you want evaluated by VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management. Two predefined baseline policies are provided for your use, or you can define your own policy group.

 

 

 

 

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The Scan Results list provides quick access to all scans that have been performed. Clicking View Accounts enables you to view information about the local user accounts identified on each machine that has been scanned by the program. Clicking View Results enables you to select scans by domain, machine group, or scan date. Clicking an entry in the Recent Scans list will take you directly to that particular scan.