Chapter 5

Virtualization Management and Client Security

The management servers and clients connecting to virtual infrastructures can also be points of potential exposure. The security issues cover a wide spectrum—access to privileged accounts, excessive privileges and permissions, operating system hardening, network access controls, and issues with the management platforms and connectivity to them. Security best practices play a big role in locking down management platforms, and there are a few specific steps to keep in mind that go beyond the basics.

The good news is that by following some simple best practices related to database installation, local users, secure connectivity, and hardening and securing the OS, you can greatly improve the security ...

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