Scanning engine overview

 

VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management is an extension of the industry leading HFNetChk scan engine developed for Microsoft by Shavlik Technologies (now a part of VMware Inc). The VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management engine uses an Extensible Markup Language (XML) compliance data file that contains information about which policy checks to scan for. The content of the XML data file is determined by the policy you elect to use— either the Recommended Baseline provided by VMware Inc or a custom policy that you create.

 

VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management scans the selected machines to determine the different products that are running. VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management then parses the XML file, identifies the associated policy checks defined within the XML file, and determines which checks (if any) are not in compliance with the stated policy. An overview of the results of the scan are automatically displayed in the right pane, and detailed information about the results may be found in the accompanying reports that are available.