I know that the default settings for ESXi 7.0U2 now match those that the stig.vib applied, aside from the welcome banner/message on dcui/host login webpage. But there have been some changes in the ciphers used, maybe a few other changes from the 6.5 stig vib settings. Originally I was going to just ask if a stig.vib could be created that just installs the Govt required banner messages, but have another question. About 700 of our hosts, we had running 6.5 + stig vib for 6.5, that we then upgraded to 7.0U2. My question is, will settings applied specifically from the 6.5 stig vib still be in place, or will all of the newer changes between the 6.5 stig.vib and the 7.0U2 out of the box defaults replace those settings, in this scenario where the ESXi has been upgraded. We performed the upgrade by booting to the 7.0U2 iso, and choosing “Upgrade”. The banner no longer works after the above procedure, and upgrading stig vib to the 7.0_1.0.0.zip doesn’t correct the banner either. I fished the banner out of the 6.5 stig.vib, but applying that, the /Align or /AlignLeft, etc type tags no longer work, and the banner is all out of shape. This will still result in a finding when audited. Appears to be a bug in 7.0U2a (which we are still on) that the /Align tags seem broken, or maybe the syntax changed since the welcome messages are saved in different locations from what I have been able to determine. But we need to still apply that banner so a fling that just applies that would be useful. But also, even though the 7.0U2 default settings match the remaining stig fling settings, I wonder if we should have a stig.vib that applies all of those same settings so that we can easily use that to roll out all of those settings, in the event that an Upgraded 6.5->7.0U2 host might possibly retain outdated setting from the older stig.vib. If the upgrade procedure we followed also upgrades all settings previously set by the 6.5 stig.vib, then a current fling with all of those settings isn’t necessary. But it would still be quite helpful to have a fling that just applies the govt banner. Appreciate any help or clarification for these 2 issues that you can provide.