The Manage vSphere Security module provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Create a configuration file on a vCenter server
  • Transfer the configuration file to the ESXi host
  • Activate the configuration file
  • Manage standard security services
  • Enable Lockdown Mode
  • Configure network security policy

Exercise 1 - Secure vSphere Environment

Security is essential to your vSphere environment. You can secure the environment by enabling or disabling services in the ESXi firewall. When you install an ESXi server, a firewall is automatically enabled. The firewall manages the incoming and outgoing traffic between the management interface and the network. A specific set of TCP and UDP ports is opened by default in the firewall at the time of ESXi installation.

You can also set network policies to limit the access to your servers and hosts. In addition, you can use host files to have a consistent set of services across all your ESXi servers. In this exercise, you will secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and vSphere Virtual Machines.

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