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Mastering Citrix® XenServer® by Martez Reed

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Chapter 8. Securing XenServer®

Securing our XenServer environment is of paramount importance, given the ease with which hackers are able to expose vulnerabilities in computer systems today. With the complexity and tight integration of virtualized solutions, it is imperative that we address the major elements when securing our XenServer environment. XenServer is built on Linux, which is known for its security in comparison with other operating systems, but additional consideration should be taken when securing a XenServer deployment. Virtualization security requires considering every aspect of the deployment such as the server, networking, storage, and the VMs, as each component could potentially be compromised. The shared-resource architecture ...

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