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.
|Permissions and User Management||
|Host Security Features||
|Virtual Machine Encryption||
|Managing TLS Protocol Configuration||Changing TLS protocol configuration using a command-line utility.|
|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.|
A companion document, Platform Services Controller Administration, explains how you can use the Platform Services Controller services, for example, to manage authentication with vCenter Single Sign-On and to manage certificates in your vSphere environment.
In addition to these documents, VMware publishes the vSphere Security Configuration Guide (formerly known as the Hardening Guide) for each release of vSphere, accessible at http://www.vmware.com/security/hardening-guides.html. The vSphere Security Configuration Guide contains guidelines on security settings that can or should be set by the customer, and security settings delivered by VMware that should be audited by the customer to ensure that they are still set to default.
This information is for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and data center operations.
vSphere Web Client and vSphere Client (HTML 5 Client)
Task instructions in this guide are based on the vSphere Web Client. You can also perform most of the tasks in this guide by using the new vSphere Client. The new vSphere Client user interface terminology, topology, and workflow are closely aligned with the same aspects and elements of the vSphere Web Client user interface. You can apply the vSphere Web Client instructions to the new vSphere Client unless otherwise instructed.