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VCP6.5-DCV Objective 1.2: Secure ESXi and vCenter Server

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Blueprint for VCP6.5-DCV Objective 1.2 Secure ESXi and vCenter Server

Describe Secure Boot  |  Harden ESXi hosts  |  Enable/Configure/Disable services in the ESXi firewall  |  Change default account access  |  Add an ESXi Host to a directory service  |  Apply permissions to ESXi Hosts using Host Profiles  |  Enable Lockdown Mode  |  Control access to hosts (DCUI/Shell/SSH/MOB)  |  Harden vCenter Server  |  Control datastore browser access  |  Create/Manage vCenter Server Security Certificates  |  Control MOB access  |  Change default account access  |  Restrict administrative privileges  |  Understand the implications of securing a vSphere environment

This post is under construction. Last updated: November 25, 2017.

  • Describe Secure Boot
  • Harden ESXi hosts
    • Enable/Configure/Disable services in the ESXi firewall
    • Change default account access
    • Add an ESXi Host to a directory service
    • Apply permissions to ESXi Hosts using Host Profiles
    • Enable Lockdown Mode
    • Control access to hosts (DCUI/Shell/SSH/MOB)
  • Harden vCenter Server
    • Control datastore browser access
    • Create/Manage vCenter Server Security Certificates
    • Control MOB access
    • Change default account access
    • Restrict administrative privileges
  • Understand the implications of securing a vSphere environment

 

 

 

Resources

Official Resources Used for Exam Objective 1.2

Official vSphere 6.5 Documentation for Securing Hosts and vCenter

VMware Technical Papers Specific to vSphere Security

General Links

Internal Links

 

VMware Tech Pubs. (May 30, 2017). "What's New in vSphere 6.5 Enhanced Logging and ESXi Secure Boot". 
Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j11FfhTYzYQ

3 minute video by Mike Foley.

 

VMware vSphere. (March 19, 2017). "vSphere 6.5 Secure Boot". 
Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc9PeAh2BWE

2 minute video demonstration of Secure Boot.

 

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