ESXi : verify-acceptance-level-supported


Verify Image Profile and VIB Acceptance Levels.
Verify the ESXi Image Profile to only allow signed VIBs. An unsigned VIB represents untested code installed on an ESXi host. The ESXi Image profile supports four acceptance levels:
(1) VMwareCertified - VIBs created, tested and signed by VMware
(2) VMwareAccepted - VIBs created by a VMware partner but tested and signed by VMware,
(3) PartnerSupported - VIBs created, tested and signed by a certified VMware partner
(4) CommunitySupported - VIBs that have not been tested by VMware or a VMware partner. Community Supported VIBs are not supported and do not have a digital signature. To protect the security and integrity of your ESXi hosts do not allow unsigned (CommunitySupported) VIBs to be installed on your hosts.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


# Set the Software AcceptanceLevel for each host
Foreach ($VMHost in Get-VMHost ) { $ESXCli = Get-EsxCli -VMHost $VMHost $"VMwareCertified")}

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References: 800-53|SI-7

Plugin: VMware

Control ID: 4061b93ba369c376a7d5ef68f19a5cac7bfcab07bf6172058125ae8590624314