Knowledgebase : Blancco Virtual
INTRODUCTION: As with selecting "Delete" for a file on a standard operating system such as Windows, simply deleting a virtual machine does not securely overwrite it from its data store. A standard delete will only remove the pointer to the virtual machi...
Can I erase virtual machines using our normal, already in place, data security policy which requires specific erasure standards such as HMG Infosec? * Yes, Blancco Virtual supports the same erasure standards as the normal Blancco HDD erasure solutions...
Can I send a detailed erasure report of the erased virtual machine to an external customer? * Yes, Blancco Virtual fully supports both the Blancco Management Console and Blancco Cloud to allow for efficient management of erasure reports. Reports can b...
After every erasure, Blancco Virtual and Blancco LUN both generate reports in XML format. These reports are stored locally on every ESXi server from where the erasures were initiated. When this happens, there is a specific XML file created for each erasur...
How do I identify and target a specific virtual machine for secure erasure? * Virtual machines can be targeted for erasure based on their name or unique identifier (uuid). Blancco Virtual - On Demand is able to extract the official "vmname" and "vmuuid...
Blancco File [http://www.blancco.com/en/products/live-environment-erasure/blancco-file/], Blancco LUN [http://www.blancco.com/en/technology-solutions/secure-data-erasure/live-environment-erasure/lun] and Blancco Virtual [http://www.blancco.com/en/technolo...
How long does an erasure take? * It depends on many factors such as the size of the virtual machine, the available system resources, the I/O depending on where the various virtual machine files and snapshots are stored, etc. However, because this kind...
Congratulations! You have joined the elite club of data centers around the world which have wisely decided to securely erase virtual machines by integrating Blancco Virtual into the vCenter Server user interface. For a brief overview of how this works, se...
Yes, "Blancco Virtual - On Demand ESXi" and "Blancco Virtual - REST API" harvest the VM name and automatically place it into the erasure report. The name either comes from the REST API payload or (if not present) is queried directly from the host server.
What are my choices for implementation? * We have three levels of integration: * ON DEMAND: A tar ball is unpacked on the ESXi host server and the system administrator issues erasure commands with the CLI through SSH to securely erase specific virt...
What if I don't want to install Blancco Virtual on all of my ESXi host servers? * Blancco Virtual can be installed on one or a few ESXi host servers which are dedicated to decommissioning virtual machines. When a VM is ready to be securely erased, it ...