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VMware vSphere: Manage and Design for Security [V4x] On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

VMware vSphere: Manage and Design for Security [V4x]

Course Description/Agenda

In this course, you will learn 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.

What You'll Learn

  • Identify vulnerabilities in the current design of a vSphere environment and recommend corrective actions
  • Harden vSphere components as described in VMware's vSphere 4.0 Security Hardening Guide
  • Recommend configuration and change management policies, processes, and systems

Who Should Attend

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

Course Prerequisites

  • Completion of one of the following:
    • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V4.1]
    • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V4]
    • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V4]
    • VMware vSphere: What's New [V4]
    • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESX™/ESXi and VMware vCenter™ Server
  • Experience working at the command prompt is helpful

Course Outline

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Online resources for security and compliance

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

3. Secure Virtual Networking

  • vNetwork security architecture
  • Network segmentation and traffic isolation
  • Secure virtual network configuration
  • Traffic isolation with private VLANs

4. Protecting the Management Environment

  • vCenter Server authentication, authorization, and accounting
  • Working with SSL certificates
  • Hardening the vCenter Server system

5. Protecting VMware ESX/ESXi Host Systems

  • ESX and ESXi security architecture
  • Controlling access to storage
  • Hardening ESX and ESXi hosts

6. Hardening Virtual Machines

  • Virtual machine security architecture
  • Configuring security parameters

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


Approximately 60% of class time is devoted to hands-on labs.


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