As vSphere admins, we all know the difficulty of keeping on top of and maintaining our virtual infrastructures, with changes to best practices, new KB articles regularly being released and an increased need to ensure our infrastructure is secure. It’s a never-ending task!
Runecast integrates with your VMware vSphere infrastructure to constantly check your virtual infrastructure against the latest updates from VMware best practice and security hardening guides, VMware KB articles and community resources vetted in house by Runecast.
Runecast is licensed per CPU under either a perpetual or subscription model.
From beginning to end, Runecast took me no more than 30 minutes to install, configure and start using. Delivered as a virtual appliance, it is quick and easily to roll out in your environment.
Deploying the OVF
VM deployed – ready to go
Once you have deployed the appliance you are greeted with a message to configure your vCenter server or servers.
Whilst inside the settings, I also quickly and easily deployed the vSphere Web Client integration and configured the logging for the hosts to point to Runecast.
Now the configuration is complete, we can review the dashboard to get a high-level overview of our infrastructure, including the relevant KB articles that will be affecting it as well as best practice and security hardening issues.
Browsing through the menu on the left-hand side of the screen, we are able to quickly drill down to get more information about each of those areas to understand where the quick wins are in terms of securing or better configuring our infrastructure.
Or, we can drill into the log analysis of specific items to understand the root causes of issues we may be experiencing.
All of this is also easily accessible from inside the vSphere Web Client, which is ideal for a quick glance or delving into issues with specific objects.
Runecast is quick to install and can rapidly give you information that you can use to help administer your virtual infrastructure.
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