About Runecast Analyzer

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- Runecast Analyzer (version adds proactive audits and reporting for Cyber Essentials compliance in vSphere environments, plus new ServiceNow integration.
- Runecast Analyzer 4.5 introduces Kubernetes best practices & security checks and adds Custom Profiles.

Runecast Analyzer is a patented issue analysis solution for AWS hybrid cloud, Azure, Kubernetes & VMware. It helps organizations to automate security and audit compliance processes. Runecast Analyzer continuously scans for known issues, identifies vulnerabilities and analyzes logs. It also helps in maintaining alignment with VMware, AWS, and SAP HANA Best Practices. Runecast Analyzer also provides a simple to use method to validate your hardware, BIOS, driver and firmware against VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) and can even validate against an upstream release of ESXI - perfect for when you need to plan a vSphere upgrade! Users can also ensure security compliance with automated checks against standards such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, DISA-STIG, BSI, CIS, NIST, GDPR, ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials and Essential 8.

Designed to provide organizations with insights on risks that will disrupt mission-critical systems and result in anything from performance issues to systems outages, Runecast Analyzer has fully customizable reporting capabilities. For example, reporting based on specific patterns in VMware logs, audit reports for security standards and much more. Each finding highlights both where the exposure lies and comes with step-by-step remediation guidance.

Users can also manage audits and perform automated security checks to ensure legal compliance. The solution also lets enterprises scan the vSphere infrastructure to discover potential risks and provide ways to mitigate issues through the system’s knowledge base.

Runecast Analyzer operates fully on-premises to analyze your AWS, Azure, Kubernetes & VMware environments, with no data ever leaving your control. It features a fully customizable, transparent rules engine. The patented Runecast Analyzer engine has full offline capabilities and can even upgrade out of band, for when an internet connection to the update repository is not an option.

Runecast Analyzer is certified by VMware for VMware Cloud on AWS, and CIS certified for VMware and AWS. Runecast was designated a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner in its 2020 Performance Analysis for Cloud-Native Architectures report.

With the addition of ServiceNow support, new findings detected in Runecast Analyzer can trigger a ticket to be automatically generated in ServiceNow and assigned to the relevant engineering group for action.

SUPPORTED SERVICES: VMware - vSphere 5.x through to the latest version, vSAN, NSX (both V&T),Horizon 6.x+ & VMware Cloud Director. On AWS - AWS Config, AWS Health, AWS Inspector, Cloudfront, Cloudtrail, Cloudwatch, EC2, ECS, EFS, IAM, Kinesis, Lambda, RDS, Redshift, S3, VPC.

Key benefits of Runecast Analyzer

Ensure compliance for VMware Security Hardening Guidelines, ISO 27001, CIS, NIST, PCI DSS, DISA STIG, HIPAA, BSI IT-Grundschutz, GDPR and Cyber Essentials.

Simulate ESXi upgrades to see your future compatibility with VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).

Get real-time actionable insights straight from your logs – securely on-premises, from a single dashboard.

Be aware of any critical issues before they cause an outage (immediate value and ROI for your team).

Align your infrastructure to AWS, Azure, Kubernetes and VMware best practices for optimal data center performance.


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Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

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Runecast Analyzer Main Dashboard
Runecast Analyzer AWS Dashboard
Issue Prevention
Hardware Compatibility
Security Compliance
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Total features of Runecast Analyzer: 43

  • API
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Compliance Management
  • Cross Reference System
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Desktop Virtualization
  • Device Auto Discovery
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Import/Export Data
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Platform
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Namespace Management
  • PCI Compliance
  • Performance Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prioritization
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Risk Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Security Auditing
  • Status Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Visual Analytics



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Paolo V.
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  • Industry: Cosmetics
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

System Engineer, I design and manage IT services. Author of Nolabnoparty.com tech blog.

Reviewed on 2018/05/30

I can have the situation of my virtual environment always under control from a centralized console...

I can have the situation of my virtual environment always under control from a centralized console knowing if anything bad is occurring to the infrastructure.

It allows me to save time and plan appropriate maintenance windows avoiding services disruption.


An easy to use solution, very useful to prevent potential issues on your virtual infrastructure. The well designed Dashboard allows you to have the overall status of your infrastructure from a single pane of glass. Being constantly under development, Runecast releases updates as soon as new issues or new KB are released by VMware saving the administrators from potential services disruption.

Despite daily checks of the virtual infrastructure, not all issues can be detected on time. If the system has a problem, the users will have a problem. Runecast gives you the information you need to prevent potential and dangerous issues saving lot of time and keeping the environment healthy. Just think about Meltdown and Spectre issue... in large environments to identify hosts affected by this problem takes ages. With Runecast you can have the exact overview of hosts that need to be patched in a matter of seconds.


No much to say about cons... for SMBs the application price perhaps can influence the purchase decision but the provided benefits are valuable. Anyway preventing issues surely cost less than fixing.

Response from Runecast Solutions

Thank you, Paolo!

We love your blog and your kind reviews!

Basim A.
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  • Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best in its league

Reviewed on 2020/06/26


RuneCast made our life so easy. It look a job of days and turned it into minutes. Not only that, we had to ready each and every best practice document for each release and product (vSphere, vCenter, Horizon), RuneCase made it all in one. It also helped us to verify the compliance of our drivers with the release we use of ESXi as this use to be a manual process too.
so easy to deploy... its OVF, assign IP and you are ready to go... so so so simple
What I also love about it is that they keep on adding features without asking the customers to pay more or bring up a new license... The best value for money you will ever see in todays products.


What I would like to see in RuneCast is that... Customers should be able to define their own baselines and it should compare your installation against it... currently it has built-in (vmware best practices, CIS, etc...), where what I see it should allow us to customize and run the analysis against our settings and then print it in a report format ... this will help us to showcase our compliance to audit team

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Thank you for your review and ideas!

Antonin S.
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  • Industry: Computer Networking
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Tried last year

Reviewed on 2020/07/08


Easy integration and installation, everything OK.


Well hard to say, its almost 2 years, but maybe price?

Response from Runecast Solutions

Thanks for your review of an older version of Runecast Analyzer. Try our latest release, as we've introduced way more capabilities in the last two years!

Rob V.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Runecast at 'de Volksbank'

Reviewed on 2020/06/26

“Our main goal is to serve our customers with a high-end, feature rich and robust electronic...

“Our main goal is to serve our customers with a high-end, feature rich and robust electronic banking environment. With Runecast we can now proactively prevent outages on the systems that provide that environment.” On average, we prevent at least one host crash (or not responding) a month. That means 20 to 30 VM’s are kept running each month instead of annoying a customer with a problem at a cash machine or doing their online of mobile banking. That alone makes it worthwhile for us!
We utilize Runecast to prioritise remediation of newly detected issues in each sprint according to their level of severity. We also use it to generate concise monthly reports on the state of our virtual environment.


Runecast Analyzer saves De Volksbank’s IT team 75% of time previously spent on troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues. The tedious manual approach of crawling through VMware Knowledge Base articles has been replaced with proactive automated problem prevention.


The upgrade process in the past between major versions. The move from one appliance to another keeping all settings and data.

Response from Runecast Solutions

Thank you for the review! We're glad to hear how well it's working out.

Andrew H.
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

One stop shop, single pain or glass Best Practice and Security Advice, all in one nice panel!

Reviewed on 2018/05/18

Spent less time, consulting VMware documentation.... Log Analysis against VMware KBs, provides many...

Spent less time, consulting VMware documentation.... Log Analysis against VMware KBs, provides many fixes for issues.


It takes the pain away from VMware Administration.... it does what it says on the tin, plug and play, sit back, and then spend some time Security Hardening your VMware vSphere estate, and not forgetting following Best Practice!

The real time log analysis against VMware KBs is amazing...!!!


What is there not to like about Runecast Analyzer! Be prepared for a long list of todos, after it's analysed your VMware vSphere estate! It's not a software issues, because you should have been following Best Practice and Security Advice...anyway.

Response from Runecast Solutions

Thank you Andrew, for a great review!

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