- Title: vSphere Security Cookbook
- Autor: Mike Greer
- Publisher (Publication Date): Packt Publishing – ebooks Account (November 24, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1782170340
- ISBN-13: | 978-1782170341
- File Format: EPUB, PDF
Over 75 practical recipes to help you successfully secure your vSphere environment
About This Book
- Secure your vSphere environment from the ground up, with step-by-step instructions covering all major vCenter components
- Eliminate pesky certificate errors in a conventional and secure manner
- Get acquainted with the new features of vSphere through a practical, recipe-based approach
Who This Book Is For
This book is intended for virtualization professionals who are experienced with the setup and configuration of VMware vSphere, but didn’t get the opportunity to learn how to secure the environment properly.
What You Will Learn
- Harden your ESXi host and guest virtual machines to reduce the vulnerabilities in your system
- Configure vCenter networks and storage security to establish secure virtual networks between environments
- Install and configure vShield Manager and Data Security to manage anti-malware and anitvirus policies for your virtual environments
- Set up vShield App and Edge, including firewall and VPN configurations to help secure your networks in your environment
- Use Sophos Anti-virus to establish a vShield Endpoint to secure your environment
Within the IT field, security is often a low priority when it comes to building new environments. As security compliance continues to gain prominence, proper and secure product configuration becomes even more important. Applying security to a complex virtual environment can be a daunting and time-consuming endeavor. This book provides a perfect plan for step-by-step configuration of vSphere 5.5 and its associated components.
The book starts by showing you how to configure the core vSphere components of the ESXi host before covering guest virtual machine security, user management, and network and storage security. Moving ahead, you will learn specifically about the configuration of X.509 certificates utilizing the SSL Certificate Automation Tool. The book concludes by taking you through VXLAN virtual wire configuration.
This book will let you walk through most of the basic vSphere security guidelines without going insane. Everything is explained very thoroughly both on how and why you set all the settings, along with explanation links to the interested parties(VMware, NIST, etc.). VMware knowledge is required but the book is written without throwing you code or dropping you into a problem and just providing the answer. The book is based on 5.5 so you need to have a relatively recent compute farm(which you should do anyway if you plan on being secure) to execute on the books suggestions as most of the steps are explained with the new vSphere Web Client(most of it can be done with vSphere client on older versions but the steps may be different).