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.