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VMW-MDS - vSphere Manage & Design for Security


Duration: 3 Days




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Course Information

Course Description

​This course shows you how 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.

Course Objectives

Course Audience

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

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Online resources for security and compliance
Module 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
Module 3: Secure Virtual Networking
  • vNetwork security architecture
  • Network segmentation and traffic isolation
  • Secure virtual network configuration
  • Traffic isolation with private VLANs
Module 4: Protecting the Management Environment
  • vCenter Server authentication, authorization, and accountingWorking with SSL certificates
  • Hardening the vCenter Server system
Module 5: Protecting VMware ESX/ESXi Host Systems
  • ESX and ESXi security architecture
  • Controlling access to storage
  • Hardening ESX and ESXi hosts.
Module 6: Hardening Virtual Machines
  • Virtual machine security architecture
  • Configuring security parameters
Module 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

Course Prerequisites

​This is an advanced course. Prerequisites include the completion of one of the following:

  • VMware vSphere 4: Install, Configure, Manage
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track
  • VMware vSphere 4: What’s New
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESX™/ESXi and VMware vCenter™ Server
  • Experience working at the command prompt is helpful.
Course Schedule
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