vSphere Security provides information about securing your vSphere® environment for VMware® vCenter® Server and VMware ESXi.
To help you protect your vSphere environment, this documentation describes available security features and the measures that you can take to safeguard your environment from attack.
|Authentication with vCenter Single Sign-On||
|Permissions and User Management||
|Host Security Features||
|Security Best Practices and Hardening||Best practices and advice from VMware security experts.
|vSphere Privileges||Complete listing of all vSphere privileges supported in this release.|
In addition to this document, VMware publishes a Hardening Guide for each release of vSphere, accessible at http://www.vmware.com/security/hardening-guides.html. The Hardening Guide is a spreadsheet with entries for different potential security issues. It includes items for three different risk profiles. This vSphere Security document does not include information for Risk Profile 1 (highest security environment such as top-secret government).
This information is for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and data center operations.