Have any of you been through PCI certification using Vmware infrastructure?
If so, did the auditors insist that ESX ran AV? The standard states that AV is require on all system components where appropriate, but the scope in not really defined.
Current the VMs all have AV, but not ESX, and I'd like to keep it that way if possible.
Were there any other issues regarding PCI certification with ESX?
I've looked through them and mostly they talk about AV on VMs.
It does mention requiring AV on management partition on Windows or Unix, but does this apply to ESX?
I'm hoping someone who's been through an audit can give me a definte yes or no.
Moved to Virtualization Security forum.
PCI is working on the correct guidance for VMs now. So you may wish to check directly with PCI with respect to PCI compliant virtualization hosts/VMs. I am sure there will be a combination of items required. AV being the least concern.
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