A few weeks back we invited Jeff Hunter to join us in a “Back to Basics” episode where we covered vCenter settings and how they pertain to vSAN. The feedback from this episode was clear: more like this. Message received. This week we welcome VMware security gurus Mike Foley and Bob Plankers to continue the “Back to Basics” series covering Core Services.


4:40 DNS

10:29 The importance of time

12:15 Certificate Authority

16:30 Authentication

24:20 Encryption

26:55 Design for non-disruptive patching

34:00 vSphere Central resources

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