The VMware Knowledge Base (kb.vmware.com) and VMware Best Practices are the most trusted, complete and up-to-date public sources of known issues and best practices related to VMware products. This valuable information is typically used reactively after the problem already happened.
Up to 90% of the issues affecting virtualized environments are already known issues for which there is already a KB article describing Symptoms, Cause and Resolution. Most of these issues can be prevented by reversing the approach to working with the VMware KB articles in a proactive way.
Runecast Analyzer uses information from current VMware Knowledge Base articles to proactively scan your vSphere infrastructure and discover potential issues that would cause serious problems. It collects the vSphere configuration and logs and finds combinations of conditions or log patterns that lead to issues described in a Knowledge Base articles.
Since the VMware KB is updated continuously, so is the Runecast Central Repository. You can configure your Runecast Analyzer appliance to download the KB updates that are normally released on weekly basis. You can download them online or apply the offline update – in case of lack of Internet connectivity.
To help with issue identification and remediation, the reported configuration issues (be it KB, Best Practice or Security Hardening violation) will pinpoint in the Findings the exact configuration element that causes the issue to be reported
Runecast will also provide you with reports based on Best Practices and vSphere Security Hardening Guides. Read more on .
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