Category Archives: Security

VMware releases vSphere 4.1 hardening guide

In April VMware released their hardening guide for vSphere 4.1 (http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-15413) , 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” – http://www.vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vsphere-compliance-checker/overview.html

vSphere 4.0 Hardening Guide Released

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) http://blogs.vmware.com/security/2010/04/vsphere-40-hardening-guide-released.html

Ever wondered it you ESX servers are hardened enough

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 ConfigureSoft.com. http://www.configuresoft.com/compliance-checker.aspx 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 ??

Have you ever needed to verify the security or hardened state of you ESX hosts? If yes, then these tools from ConfigureSoft.com or TripWire.com 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 ;-). http://www.configuresoft.com/compliance-checker.aspx Compliance Checker… Read More »

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

Today i came across an article from techtarget.com 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?

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 »