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VMware vSphere 5.5 Essentials

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VMware vSphere 5.5 Essentials

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Table of Contents (20 chapters)
VMware vSphere Essentials
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Chapter 11. Securing and Updating vSphere

In the previous chapter, we learnt how to configure and use HA, FT, and DRS in the VMware environment.

In this chapter, we will discuss the methods and configurations necessary to secure the vSphere architecture from threats. We will also discuss the methods for configuring ESXi firewall. In addition, we will cover security profile services, lockdown mode, AD integration with vSphere, using vCloud Networking and Security.

By the end of this chapter, you will have learnt about the following topics:

  • Configuring ESXi firewall

  • Understanding security profile services and lockdown mode

  • Microsoft Active Directory integration with vSphere

  • Using vCloud Networking and Security

  • Access controls and configuring roles and permissions

  • Installing, configuring and using vSphere Update Manager for patch management

  • Maintenance mode

VMware vSphere ESXi includes a firewall between its network and management interface. Whenever an ESXi host is installed, the firewall is enabled...