Chapter 5. Clustering and Security

The VMware Virtual Environment supports several forms of VMware ESX or ESXi clusters. Some are the strictly traditional shared disk clusters, and others are more advanced, enabling the movement of running virtual machines from host to host or storage device to storage device. Each of these is a form of cluster. This chapter discusses how the use of these clusters can and will affect and be affected by security. However, before we launch into the security aspects of clustering we need to consider the different types of clusters involved.

Clusters bring into the fore combined security issues and encompass many other issues covered within this book. For example, you cannot talk about clusters without delving into ...

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