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VCP6.5 Blueprint

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VCP6.5-DCV Objective 1.2: Secure ESXi and vCenter Server VCP 6.5 Objectives
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VCP6.5-DCV Objective 1.4: Secure vSphere Virtual Machines

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Blueprint for VCP6.5-DCV Objective 1.4 Secure vSphere Virtual Machines

Enable/Disable Virtual Machine Encryption  |  Describe Secure Boot  |  Harden virtual machine access  |  Control VMware Tools installation  |  Control VM data access  |  Configure virtual machine security policies  |  Harden a virtual machine against Denial-of-Service attacks  |  Control VM-VM communications  |  Control VM device connections  |  Configure network security policies  |  Configure encrypted vMotion


  • Enable/Disable Virtual Machine Encryption
  • Describe Secure Boot
  • Harden virtual machine access
    • Control VMware Tools installation
    • Control VM data access
    • Configure virtual machine security policies
  • Harden a virtual machine against Denial-of-Service attacks
    • Control VM-VM communications
    • Control VM device connections
    • Configure network security policies
  • Configure encrypted vMotion




Official Resources Used for Exam Objective 1.4

VMware Technical Papers Specific to vSphere Security

General Links

Internal Links


VMware Tech Pubs. (November 15, 2016). "vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption Overview".
Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-1ejlPGEcU


VMware Tech Pubs. (November 15, 2016). "Encrypting Virtual Machines and Disks".
Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bupnBo_XItM



VMware Tech Pubs. (March 17, 2017). "BloggerTalk vSphere Encryption".
Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6SzRSzmTlQ


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