Verify that the Microsoft SQL Server database meets security guidelines as established by Microsoft and VMware.

Review the recommendations in the appropriate Microsoft SQL Server hardening and secure best practice guidelines. Review all Microsoft security bulletins regarding the installed version of Microsoft SQL Server. Not following the hardening recommendations might result in exposure to known security vulnerabilities from insecure components on Microsoft SQL Server versions.

To verify that your version Microsoft SQL Server is supported, see the vRealize Automation Support Matrix.

Contact your Microsoft vendor for guidance about hardening practices for Microsoft products.