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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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13.4. Securing Virtual Machines

As with vCenter Server, any discussion of how to secure a virtual machine is really a discussion of how to secure the guest operating system within that virtual machine. Entire books have been and are being written about how to secure Windows, Linux, Solaris, and the other guest operating systems VMware vSphere supports, so I won't attempt to cover that sort of material here. I will provide two recommendations around securing virtual machines. One of these is specific to the vSphere virtualized environment, whereas the other is much more broad and general.

First, I want to call your attention to the VMware vSphere network security policies.

13.4.1. Configuring Network Security Policies

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