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VMware vSphere Security Cookbook by Mike Greer

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Configuring vShield Manager settings

Once the vShield Manager virtual appliance has been provisioned and powered on, it is ready for initial configuration. The initial setup of networking information is done at the command line. Once this is complete, all subsequent configuration is completed through the Web console.

Getting ready

In order to proceed, we require access to the vShield web console. The client can be run on any modern Windows or Mac desktop operating system or server operating system.

Note

The vShield web console requires Adobe Flash, which is not supported on Linux operating systems at this time.

How to do it…

To verify that the OVA is correctly provisioned, we'll power it on and check the settings by performing the following steps:

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