vSphere 6 Hardening Guide GA now Available

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It’s time to release the vSphere 6.0 Hardening Guide! As I mentioned back in April, there are a lot of changes that have been made. In talking with customers and auditors in detail for the past year, the conclusion was reached that the Hardening Guide was Difficult to understand Contained a mix of Operational Guidance

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vSphere Hardening Guide 6.0 Public Beta 1 available

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  I’m happy to announce that the vSphere 6 Hardening Guide Public Beta 1 is now available. The guide is being provided as Excel spreadsheet. I’m also making a PDF doc available for easier viewing. In addition,  I’ve also included an Excel spreadsheet of the guidelines that have moved out of the guide and into

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vSphere 6.0 Hardening Guide – Overview of coming changes

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The vSphere Hardening Guide provides guidance on how to securely deploy VMware vSphere in a production environment. The vSphere Hardening Guide also serves as a foundation upon which regulatory compliance objectives are built. These organizations map compliance guidelines with vSphere Hardening Guide guidelines. Hardening Guides are an industry recognized method of implementing stricter security to

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vSphere Hardening Guide 5.5 Update 1 Released!

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I’m happy to announce the general availability of the vSphere Hardening Guide for vSphere 5.5 Update 1. This has been a work in progress for a little while now and I’m glad to get it out there! There are 4 new additions to the guide. Please review. enable-VGA-Only-Mode: Used for server VM’s that don’t need

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vSphere Hardening Guide 5.5 Update 1 Beta 2 released

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After a lot of great feedback from the community, here’s Beta 2.1 of the vSphere Hardening Guide for vSphere 5.5 Update 1. There were some editing mishaps (cut off cells in the Excel sheet) that have been fixed since the Beta 1 release. Also, all the *-no-self-signed-certs guidelines have been updated to be more in

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What happened to that Hardening Guide setting?

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Hi! As usual, most of my blog posts come from customer or field questions. Here’s a new one crossed my path recently. A customer, running vSphere 5.1, was finding some anomalies within their VM’s. Their belief was that some of the vSphere Hardening Guide settings were causing it. When this was assigned to me, I

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