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Sep 23, 2022

Has anyone been able to successfully edit the Annotations.WelcomeMessage and make the DCUI look good without using the STIG VIB? With new builds at 7.0.3 we no longer need to install the VIB so I tried to copy the /etc/vmware/welcome file but since 7.0U2 files under /etc either no longer exist, or changes to them do not persist a reboot.

Aug 10, 2022

Per https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/88055

SSH does not even start as seen in auth.log due to the default environment in the SSHD_Config in the fling, can no longer SSH to manage it. Cannot edit file at all, cannot chmod cannot do anything outside of possible booting up an ubuntu dvd, mounting the file system and modifying it outside esxi - which I am not going to do.

Feb 23, 2022

From what I have read, inspec_tools might be deprecated. I am trying to run an Inspec scan from the Powershell files provided, but it isnt working. From what I can gather, i am using newer versions of chef, ruby, and the Inspec_tools, and am getting load errors.

Is there a documented replacement, or modified code to make it work on an air-gapped environment?

Feb 23, 2022
Feb 24, 2022

Thanks Ryan. I appreciate your sage advice.

Feb 14, 2022

Is there a document that lists the exact vulnerability id's that the vibs implement?

Many thanks,
Ed

Feb 15, 2022

Hi Ed,

The earlier versions like 6.0 have this but 6.7 and 7.0 do not since they were released before the official STIG for vSphere was published. We can go back and add that on the next update now that we have that information.

May 24, 2022

Good Afternoon Ryan,

Was the ID numbers and information published yet? I am trying to STIG my vmware 6.7 and was trying to compile a list before implementing.

In addition I have been looking do you know of any VIBs for VCSA, Photon, and Tomcat? Thank you!