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VMware vSphere: Manage and Design for Security

  • Price £1,630.00
  • Duration 3 day(s)
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This course shows you how to follow best practices for secure design, deployment, and operation of a VMware vSphere environment. Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the security and compliance goals of your organization.

Target Audience
System administrators, systems engineers, and consultants responsible for securing a vSphere installation


This is an advanced course. Prerequisites include the completion of one of the following:

•VMware vSphere 4: Install, Configure, Manage
•VMware vSphere: Fast Track
•VMware vSphere 4: What’s New
•Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESX/ESXi and VMware vCenter Server
•Experience working at the command prompt is helpful.


•Identify vulnerabilities in the current design of a vSphere environment and recommend corrective actions
•Harden vSphere components as described in vSphere Hardening Guide
•Recommend configuration and change management policies, processes, and systems

Course Content

Module 1: Course Introduction
•Introductions and course logistics
•Online resources for security and compliance

Module 2: Security in a Virtual Environment
•Review of information security and risk management concepts
•How virtualization affects security and compliance
•Top vulnerabilities in a virtual environment
•Basic guidelines for securing a virtual environment
•Security tools and technologies

Module 3: Secure Virtual Networking
•vNetwork security architecture
•Network segmentation and traffic isolation
•Secure virtual network configuration
•Traffic isolation with private VLANs

Module 4: Protecting the Management Environment
•vCenter Server authentication, authorization, and accountingWorking with SSL certificates
•Hardening the vCenter Server system

Module 5: Protecting VMware ESX/ESXi Host Systems
•ESX and ESXi security architecture
•Controlling access to storage
•Hardening ESX and ESXi hosts.

Module 6: Hardening Virtual Machines
•Virtual machine security architecture
•Configuring security parameters

Module 7: Configuration and Change Management
•Configuration and change management goals and guidelines
•Maintaining the proper configuration of vSphere components
•Monitoring logs for security-related events
•Configuration and change management tools and technologies

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