ESXI5-VMNET-000003 - All virtual switches must have a clear network label.


Network labels must identify each port group with a name. These names are important because they serve as a functional descriptor for the port group. Without these descriptions, identifying port groups and their functions becomes difficult as the network becomes more complex.


From the vSphere Client/vCenter, navigate to Home>> Inventory>> Networking. Clearly label/rename all port groups with a meaningful name.

Supportive Information

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This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Configuration Management.This control applies to the following type of system VMware.