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VMware ESXi 4.0 Update 1 and vCenter Server 4.0 Update 1 from VMware Incorporated, hereafter referred to as ESXi and vCenter Server 4.0 Update 1, was the subject of a Common Criteria evaluation performed by the Common Criteria Evaluation Facility at EWA-Canada, Ottawa, Canada. The evaluation was completed in September 2010.
The evaluation of ESXi and vCenter Server 4.0 Update 1 determined that this Information Technology (IT) product can be trusted, at an assurance level of EAL 4 augmented with ALC_FLR.2, to conform to the requirements of the associated security target.
ESXi and vCenter Server 4.0 Update 1 is a virtualization technology comprising the two main components VMware ESXi 4.0 Update 1 and VMware vCenter Server 4.0 Update 1.
VMware ESXi is a virtualization layer that runs directly on industry standard x86-compatible hardware, allowing multiple virtual machines to be hosted on one physical server. VMware ESXi abstracts processor, memory, storage, and networking resources to create virtual machines which can run a wide variety of different operating systems. Each virtual machine acts as a physically separated guest, communicating with other virtual machines using standard networking protocols.
VMware vCenter Server is a management console used to deploy, monitor, and manage virtual machines that are distributed across multiple servers running VMware ESXi.
Users can access ESXi and vCenter Server 4.0 Update 1 using the interface applications vSphere Client, or vSphere Web Access from a web browser.
ESXi and vCenter Server 4.0 Update 1 incorporates CAVP-validated cryptography.
The scope of this evaluation is defined by the security target which identifies assumptions made during the evaluation, the intended environment for ESXi and vCenter Server 4.0 Update 1, the IT security requirements to be met and the level of confidence (evaluation assurance level) to which it is asserted that ESXi and vCenter Server 4.0 Update 1 satisfies its IT security requirements.
Consumers are advised to carefully review the certification report to gain an understanding of the security functionality, the CAVP-validated cryptography, the evaluated configuration and the intended operating environment for ESXi and vCenter Server 4.0 Update 1.
Product Type: Operating System