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VMware vSphere Security Cookbook by Mike Greer

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Configuring Standard vSwitch security

The standard vSwitch in a vSphere environment is host-based and provides very flexible configuration options. These options usually suffice in smaller vSphere implementations, especially those businesses that choose to implement the foundation version of vCenter. As we'll discuss in the Distributed vSwitch security options recipe of this chapter, making changes to individual host configurations becomes difficult to manage as hosts are added to the datacenter or cluster. We'll be configuring security options on a standard vSwitch in this section at both the switch and the port group level.

Getting ready

In order to proceed, we require access to vSphere Web Client. This client can be run on any modern Windows ...

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