ISO Management Pack

ISO/IEC 27001 is the standard in the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards providing requirements for an information security management system (ISMS). To be compliant, it asks for VMware vSphere to have certain properties. vRealize Operations makes this easier by having the alerts predefined.

The first step is to download it. For convenience, the direct link is on the Compliance page itself. Click on Market Place Download link.

It will take you to the marketplace.vmware.com. Login to download it. The management pack itself is not chargeable.

Once the .pak file is downloaded to your computer, come back to vRealize Operations screen, and click on Install.

The install wizard is pretty straight forward. If it’s your first time installing, then the above 2 check box work either way.

The process is only a few minutes, as it’s a relative small add-on. You can enable your policy at the end of the install (apology not shown on).

Once completed, you can see the alerts and symptoms that are added. Simply search for ISO in the name. You will also see that the provider is not vCenter adapter, but the ISO adapter.

To customize it, simply modify the settings or create a new set of alerts.

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