Certified Product: VMware ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5

VMware® Incorporated
3401 Hillview Ave.
Palo Alto, California
United States, 94304

VMware® ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 from VMware® Incorporated, hereafter referred to as VMware® ESX Server and VirtualCenter, was the subject of a Common Criteria evaluation performed by the Common Criteria Evaluation Facility at EWA-Canada Ltd, Ottawa, Canada. The evaluation was completed in January 2010.

The evaluation of VMware® ESX Server and VirtualCenter determined that this Information Technology (IT) product can be trusted, at an assurance level of EAL 4 augmented with ALC_FLR.1, to conform to the requirements of the associated security target.

VMware® ESX Server and VirtualCenter is an operating system comprising the two main components VMware® ESX Server and VMware® VirtualCenter.

VMware® ESX Server provides the virtualization layer that allows multiple virtual machines to be hosted on one physical server. VMware® ESX Server abstracts processor, memory, storage and networking resources to create virtual machines that run unmodified host operating systems and applications. Each virtual machine acts as a physically separated guest, communicating with other virtual machines using networking protocols.

VMware® VirtualCenter provides centralized management and operational automation. Management services include the migration of virtual machines between physical servers without disruption to end users and dynamic allocation and balancing of computing capacity across collections of hardware resources.

VMware® ESX Server and VirtualCenter 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 VMware® ESX Server and VirtualCenter, the IT security requirements to be met and the level of confidence (evaluation assurance level) to which it is asserted that VMware® ESX Server and VirtualCenter 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 VMware® ESX Server and VirtualCenter.

Product Type: Operating System

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