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VMware View Security Essentials

By : Daniel Langenhan
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VMware View Security Essentials

By: Daniel Langenhan

Overview of this book

Most people associate security with network security and focus on firewalls and network monitoring. However, there is more to security than that. Security starts with the establishment of a stable environment, protecting this environment not only from intrusion, but also from malicious intent. It is about tracking the issue and recovering from it. These elements of security are what this book aims to address. VMware View Security Essentials addresses the topic of security in the corporate environment in a new way. It starts with the underlying virtual infrastructure and then delves into securing your base, your connection, and your client. This is not only a “how-to” book, but is also a book that explains the background and the insights of View security for the experienced professional's desktop virtualization. This book takes you through the four major View security areas. Each area deals with all the aspects of security and explains the background as well as laying out simple-to-follow recipes to implement a higher security standard. We start at the Virtualization base and work our way through the various View server types. We will then dive into the problems and issues of securing a connection before we address the security of the desktop itself. We conclude with a look into the backing up of our View installation and preparing for disaster recovery.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Patching the View environment

One of the many things you should do on a regular basis is patching, which should include the patching of the View servers and the View desktops.

This is not only done for View updates but more importantly for Windows updates to the server and to the desktop templates. To patch a View server with View updates, I highly recommend following the instructions that come with the View update (the release notes).

View server

To patch the View servers it is best if you have multiple View servers of any flavor, so you can patch the whole environment without interruption to the clients. It is however important to think back to the basics. When patching a View Connection Server that is the target of a View Security Server it makes sense to follow these steps:

  1. Log onto the View Connection Server.

  2. Stop the View Connection service.

  3. Patch the View Connection Server with Windows updates.

  4. Log onto the View Security Server associated with this View Connection Server.

  5. Stop the View Security...