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VMware® ESXi: Planning, Implementation, and Security by Dave Mishchenko

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Chapter 7. Securing ESXi

One of the most critical aspects of managing your VMware ESXi environment is security. ESXi was designed with a focus on providing a secure and safe platform to host your virtual machines. Security is a very complex topic and not something that can be easily summarized with a single chapter. You have already seen a number of topics related to security discussed in earlier chapters, and that will continue to be the case for the remainder of this book. When considering the security of your vSphere environment, you should examine several components, including your ESXi hosts, vCenter Server, network setup, storage access, and virtual machine setup. This chapter will review some of the tools and techniques that are available ...

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