The latest guidelines from the PCI Security council recognize the need for carrying out thorough auditing and monitoring of virtual environments that fall under the remit of PCI requirements.
Compared to traditional monitoring tools for a physical network, tools for virtual systems may not provide the same level of insight or monitoring within intra-host communications or traffic flowing between VMs on a virtual network.
They then lead on to say:
Similarly, specialized tools for monitoring and logging virtual environments may be needed to capture the level of detail required from the multiple components, including hypervisors, management interfaces, virtual machines, host systems, and virtual appliances.
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PCI Security Standards Virtualization Guidelines Reference -PCI-DSS Guidelines for virtualization