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Few months ago Runecast reach the v2.0 milestone of their Runecast Analyzer, a solution that provides software-defined expertise to mitigate service outages, increase security and compliance and reduce time in troubleshooting.
Now they are releasing the latest version v2.1 with new improvements.

The new major functionalities are as follows:

  • Management reporting – Runecast introduced “management report”.
    There is no need to spend a lot of time configuring or building the report from scratch, it provides a complete and representative report in a single click.
  • Security auditing automation for HIPAA profile – “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” aka “HIPAA” is required by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) who developed HIPAA privacy and security policy in order to regulate and protect the privacy and security of certain health information.
    As any other stringent security standard, it may cause considerable difficulties to admins who need to get their environment ready for an ongoing audit. Version 2.1 of Runecast Analyzer is a good news for everyone in such a situation because this version brings the HIPAA security profile and automated checks of the VMware environment.

About management report, it include:

  • Summary of the existing VMware configuration issues and their trends
  • VMware security compliance status
  • Historical data on issue discovery and fixes (ideal to pair with your configuration management report or IT helpdesk report to track what impacted the environment)
  • VMware best practices implementation and trend history
  • TOP ESXi hosts with the most issues
  • Visual representation of the issues as “VMware layers”
  • Summary of prevalent issues in logs and their historical trend
  • Specific summary status for each of your connected vCenters
  • Detailed list of TOP 50 issues in your VMware environment, including the amounts of affected objects and related VMware products

For more information see this blog post: Runecast Analyzer v2.1 with HIPAA security and simplified reporting.

To try those new features, just download the free trial and try it yourself!