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.

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).

Intended Audience

This information is for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and data center operations.