All too frequently the same questions keep coming up after new features are released. With vSphere 6.7 that has not changed. The interest in the security features started some time ago when I would present to customers under an NDA. Back in October of 2017 I released an FAQ page on vSphere Central on VM Encryption. It has been extremely popular and I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on it.

So, today, I’m really happy to release not one but three (!) new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages!

The three topics are:

It’s my hope that these pages will assist you when your security team comes to your door/cube and asks for more information on the nitty-gritty details of each of these features.

The FAQs are hosted on vSphere Central. vSphere Central is compendium of curated technical resources devoted to vSphere. You can learn more about vSphere Central at the blog post.

Wrap Up

I’d like to thank those that have helped out in producing this FAQ and reviewing it. Your help has been invaluable.

Like any FAQ, these are living documents. If you have questions that haven’t been answered you can reply here, send them to mfoley at or via Twitter to @vspheresecurity or @mikefoley.  @vspheresecurity is a curated list of vSphere Security specific tweets.

Thanks for reading!


About the Author

Mike Foley

Mike Foley is a Staff Technical Marketing Architect for vSphere Security at VMware. His primary goal is to help IT Admins build more secure platforms that stand up to scrutiny from security teams with the least impact to IT Operations. Mike is also the current author of the vSphere Security Configuration (formerly Hardening) Guide. Previously, Mike was on the evangelist team at RSA where he concentrated on virtualization and cloud security. Mike was awarded a patent (8,601,544) in December 2013 for dual-band authentication using the virtual infrastructure Mike has a personal blog at and contributes to the VMware vSphere and Security blogs as well. Follow him at @vSphereSecurity on Twitter