Category Archives: Security

VMware releases vSphere 4.1 hardening guide

By | June 24, 2011

In April VMware released their hardening guide for vSphere 4.1 ( , now the have also released a free tool to check your vSphere installations against their hardening guidelines. The tool is called “VMware Compliance Checker for vSphere” –

Copy & Paste option is disabled in vSphere Client 4.1 – default

By | September 21, 2010

Yesterday we upgraded one of our vSphere Clusters to 4.1 – it went smoothly 🙂 But today the users reported that they weren’t able to use cut % paste between the guest and their computer using the vSphere Client (Console). After a quick google we found that VMware has tightened the vSphere security by disabling… Read More »

vSphere 4.0 Hardening Guide Released

By | May 11, 2010

VMware has released their hardening guide for vSphere 4.0. There is more than 100 guidelines to choose from, divided between Introduction Virtual Machines Host (both ESXi and ESX) vNetwork vCenter Console OS (for ESX only)

Ever wondered it you ESX servers are hardened enough

By | September 17, 2009

Have you ever needed to document how secure your ESX servers are. If the answer is yes then take a look at these free fools (Compliance Checkers) from If the answer is no I would sugest you took a look at the tools anyway…… Compliance Checker for VMware ESX, checks the compliance of… Read More »

Need to see how secure your “babies” is ??

By | February 10, 2009

Have you ever needed to verify the security or hardened state of you ESX hosts? If yes, then these tools from or will help you make the process easier. If no, take a look at the tools anyway – it’s always nice to know if your “babies” are safe ;-). Compliance Checker… Read More »

Two free tools for Securing and auditing VM’s and ESX hosts

By | October 10, 2008

Today i came across an article from about securing and auditing VM’s and ESX hosts. There are a few free tools that can help you audit your host servers. Tripwire’s ConfigCheck and Configuresoft’s Compliance Checker for ESX, both of which are lite versions of each company’s enterprise-level product. Read the full article here.

Need to check your ESX 3.5 enviroment security?

By | July 9, 2008

TripWire is here…. Came accross this cool free tool to check your ESX 3.5 enviroment security against VMware hardening guide. ——————————– Tripwire® ConfigCheckTM is a free utility that rapidly assesses the security of VMware ESX 3.5 hypervisor configurations compared to the VMware Infrastructure 3 Security Hardening guidelines. Developed by Tripwire in cooperation with VMware, Tripwire… Read More »