To configure your VMware Cloud Foundation instance for compliance, you must download and license additional VMware and third-party software.

Security and Compliance Configuration for VMware Cloud Foundation uses scripts and commands based on VMware PowerCLI to reconfigure the SDDC. You must prepare a host with supported OS for running Microsoft PowerShell, set-up Microsoft PowerShell, and install the latest version of VMware PowerCLI. The host must have connectivity to the ESXi management network in the management cluster.

Table 1. Third-Party Software Required for Security and Compliance Configuration for VMware Cloud Foundation

Product Group

Script/Tool

Download Location

Description

VMware PowerCLI

Supported OS for VMware PowerCLI

n/a

Operating system that supports Microsoft PowerShell and VMware PowerCLI. For more information on supported operating systems, see VMware PowerCLI User's Guide.

VMware NSX-T Data Center

SFTP server

n/a

Space for NSX-T Manager backups must be available on an SFTP server. The NSX-T Manager instances must have connection to the remote SFTP server.

Table 2. VMware Scripts and Tools Required for Security and Compliance Configuration for VMware Cloud Foundation

Product Group

Script/Tool

Download Location

Description

VMware vSphere, vRealize Operations Manager

VMware PowerCLI

n/a

VMware PowerCLI contains modules of cmdlets based on Microsoft PowerShell for automating vSphere, vSphere Automation SDK, vSphere Update Manager, vRealize Operations Manager, VMware NSX-T Data Center, and others. VMware PowerCLI provides a PowerShell interface to the VMware product APIs.