Security, Compliance and Audit for VMware vSphere Environments

VMware released the vSphere 5 Security Hardening Guide on June 1, 2012.  The guide provides customers with an exhaustive list of security guidelines and best practices, plus a set of scriptlets to help automate the application of the guidelines.  The guide is in Excel format and provides details on vulnerabilities, controls, assessment procedures, and remediation steps to harden VMware vSphere (including ESXi, vCenter, vNetworks, and VM’s). The guide is available for download here.  While customers with regulatory requirements (HIPAA, SOX, PCI, FISMA, etc.) will benefit most from this guide, … [Read more...]

Virtualization Bookmarks for August 28th

Here are some bookmarks for resources that I have recently referenced: vCenter 4 and ESX 4 Now Use 10 Year Default SSL Certificate | VM /ETC - Rich Brambly has some guidance on installing a new SSL certificate on vCenter, with very useful links in his post to official VMware documentation and KB's on the subject. VMware vSphere Client on Microsoft Windows 7! | Virtual Lifestyle - Heiko Verlande has found a way to run the VMware vSphere Client on Windows 7. Virtu-Al » PowerCLI: Daily Report V2 - Version two of a handy PowerShell based VMware Environment Daily Report from VMware vExpert … [Read more...]