VMware vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide beta released

VMware released a beta of the VMware vSphere 5.5 hardening guide. The Excel sheet is full with recommended settings which improve security of vSphere components. The document covers the following components:

  • Virtual Machines
  • ESXi hosts
  • Virtual Network
  • vCenter Server plus its database and clients.
  • vCenter Web Client
  • vCenter SSO Server
  • vCenter Virtual Appliance (VCSA) specific guidance
  • vCenter Update Manager

The releases are scheduled as follows:

Release Candidate (RC)        – Available the week of Oct 14th
General Availability (GA)     – Available the week of Oct 21st

Download the Hardening Guide here.