As part of the Microsoft audit conducted by the consulting firm, Ernst & Young, OVHcloud sent you an email to request you to declare your uses.
By subscribing to the Public Cloud offering, you have obtained the right to use third-party software and you have agreed to use this software in accordance with their conditions of use. The owners of third-party software, such as Microsoft, have the right to check the compliance of your use of their software.
In this article we will discuss three options for compliance with the audit request.
- Option 1: Run the script provided by Ernst & Young yourself
- Option 2: Give OVHcloud access to your servers for running the script provided by Ernst & Young
- Option 3: Follow the alternative procedures set forth below and send the screenshots and any other details necessary to OVHcloud
Option 1: Run the script provided by Ernst & Young yourself
To run the script provided by Ernst & Young yourself, please use the following procedure.
Step 1 - Log into your VPS or Public Cloud instance
Step 2 - Using your usual browser, download the script provided by Ernst & Young which is available and hosted by OVHcloud at the following address: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AKjh-46_qHwVuCQ&id=80ADB8E634F8B2A%21146&cid=080ADB8E634F8B2A
Step 3 - Unzip the downloaded zip file.
Step 4 - Double click on the "EYInventoryScript" file to run the script.
Step 5 - Enter "1" to scan the local server (in this case, your VPS or Public Cloud instance)
Step 6 - Wait a few seconds to see the first results from the script appear
Step 7 - Once you've finished, the script returns to the start menu
Step 8 - An "EY_Output" folder has now been created in the folder where the "EYInventoryScript" executable is located. This folder contains all of the script files. These are the files that must be sent to us.
Step 9 - Zip and name the folder "EY_Output" as follows: EY_Output_ipv4_your Public Cloud instance address followed by .zip (for example: EY_Output_10.10.10.10.zip)
Step 10 - Open your usual mailbox or email software
Step 11 - Send us the zipped results file (here EY_Output_10.10.10.10.zip) before May 26, 2020 at the following address: email@example.com
Option 2: Give OVHcloud access to your servers for running the script provided by Ernst & Young
To give OVHcloud access to your servers to run the script provided by Ernst & Young, please use the following procedure.
OVHcloud support will ask you for your login details to access your server's operating system.
We will explain how you can send this information to us securely using gpg encryption.
What you need:
- the file to encrypt
- the Gpg4win software
- the OVHcloud encryption key:
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Step 2 - Once installed, launch Kleopatra (graphical interface for using gpg4win) on your system
Step 3 - Copy the OVHcloud public key to a text file
Step 4 - Click on Import and find the key you just saved
Step 5 - Answer "No" following the request to create a certificate
Step 6 - To encrypt a file, click on Sign/Encrypt
Step 7 - Select your file
Step 8 - In the "Encrypt for others" field, enter the name of the key (here "Runcliovh") that you have chosen. It will appear in the field.
Step 9 - Click on Encrypt
Step 10 - Click on Continue
Step 11 - The encrypted file is created in the same directory as the source file
Step 12 - Send us this encrypted file as well as the following terms (must be completed and signed by you) before May 26, 2020, using the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Option 3: Follow the alternative procedures set forth below and send the screenshots and any other details necessary to OVHcloud
If you cannot apply one of the two procedures mentioned previously, please apply the following procedure.
OVHcloud support will ask you to send them details of your "hardware" and "software" information securely. In addition to these details, you will also need to explain the reasons that prevent you from following the first two options.
Step 1 - Run the
systeminfo command from the command line. You can access the command line by typing
cmd in the Windows run dialogue. After running the command, please scroll down to the top of the command prompt window - there is no need to include the patch details in the screenshot.
Step 2 - Open the "Add/Remove Programs" or "Programs and Features" dialogue from the Control Panel and place it side by side with the command line (as shown in the first screenshot below).
Note: Please be aware that if there are too many programs to show them in a single screenshot, you will need to take several screenshots. For second and subsequent screenshots, please ensure that the last program in the previous screenshot is the first program in the following screenshot. (See images below).
Check that all of the following elements are visible in all screenshots:
- Server name (host name)
- Date of initial installation
- Application installation date
SQL Version and Edition
Step 3 - If Microsoft SQL Server is deployed on the device, take a screenshot showing the SQL version and edition.
The easiest method to get proof is to log into SQL server using the SQL Server Management Studio and bring up the server properties panel (see image below) by right-clicking on the name of the SQL server in the object explorer panel.
Step 4 - Send this information by email to the following email address: email@example.com before May 26, 2020.
This proof will then be sent to Ernst & Young for compliance analysis.