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Grant shell access to this user? No worries mate!

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A few weeks ago I saw on an internal email thread an ask from a customer via their VMware sale engineer. The customer was using AutoDeploy and Host Profiles. As part of this process, they were creating a local user on their ESXi hosts and when they connected to the host via the vSphere Client Read more...

Skating your way to the SDDC

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This week I was reminded of that great Wayne Gretzky quote, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been”. How is that relative to the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)? Well, because things are moving so fast! That virtualization infrastructure you have today (thank you for my paycheck!) Read more...

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide goes mobile!

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Hi, In order to get a wide audience for this topic, I’ve cross posted this post from the VMware Security and Compliance Blog. Enjoy! It has been a couple of weeks since the release of the vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide. Right around that time there was a call for updated content for the VMware Mobile Read more...

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide – Official Release

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This is a re-posting from the vSphere Security Blog to ensure maximum coverage. Hi, I’m pleased to announce to availability of the official release of the vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide. The guide is being released as an Excel spreadsheet only. This guide follows the same format as the 5.0 guide. All reference and documentation URL’s Read more...

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Release Candidate now available

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I have posted the following in the vSphere Security blog. It is being cross-posted here to get maximum visibility and as an FYI vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Release Candidate now available I would like to announce the release of the Rev B/Release Candidate for the vSphere 5.1 Security Hardening Guide.  This guide should be functionally Read more...

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide **DRAFT** now available

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For those of you that don’t follow the security blog but do have questions on how to better secure your VMware infrastructure, on 11th of Feb 2013 we posted a draft copy of the new vSphere V5.1 Hardening Guide. There is some good discussion on what bits and pieces should be added going on over Read more...