In case anyone missed it DISA posted a brand spank’n new ESXi 5 STIG revision on Friday, January 24th.
Now, I want to point out a few things about this revision. First off I teamed up with a great engineer working for DISA FSO to basically rewrite most of the ESXi 5 Server portion of this STIG. We put a lot of work into that section and I was proud of the result. If you’ve had trouble implementing the ESXi 5 Server piece in the past please take a look at the changes in revision 4. You can see from the release notes alone that dozens of checks were changed, and several deleted all together.
Additionally, a lot of the posts on this blog are now moot if you’re using revision 4. Why? Because we essentially used this blog as a point of reference in the rewrite. I’ll be leaving the posts up here, but note in them that it was pre-revision 4 information.
Finally I wanted to mention our Forge.mil Community Project for ESXi STIG Automation. If you haven’t signed up for this project yet, please do so. We will use revision 4 as the focal point for its development.