This course shows you how to follow best practices for secure design, deployment, and operation of a VMware vSphere™ environment. Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the security and compliance goals of your organization.

Target Audience

System administrators, systems engineers, and consultants responsible for securing a vSphere installation.


  • Identify vulnerabilities in the current design of a vSphere environment and recommend corrective actions
  • Harden vSphere components as described in vSphere Hardening Guide
  • Recommend configuration and change management policies, processes, and systems.

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Online resources for security and compliance

Module 2: Security in a Virtual Environment

  • Review of information security and risk management concepts
  • How virtualization affects security and compliance
  • Top vulnerabilities in a virtual environment
  • Basic guidelines for securing a virtual environment
  • Security tools and technologies

Module 3: Secure Virtual Networking

  • Network security architecture
  • Network segmentation and traffic isolation
  • Secure virtual network configuration
  • Traffic isolation with private VLANs

Module 4: Protecting the Management Environment

  • vCenter Server authentication, authorization, and accountingWorking with SSL certificates
  • Hardening the vCenter Server system

Module 5: Protecting VMware ESX/ESXi Host Systems

  • ESX and ESXi security architecture
  • Controlling access to storage
  • Hardening ESX and ESXi hosts.

Module 6: Hardening Virtual Machines

  • Virtual machine security architecture
  • Configuring security parameters

Module 7: Configuration and Change Management

  • Configuration and change management goals and guidelines
  • Maintaining the proper configuration of vSphere components
  • Monitoring logs for security-related events
  • Configuration and change management tools and technologies

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