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ESX 4.1 secuity best practices

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Is there a tool that I can run on ESX 4.1 servers to identify security vulnerabilities and whether the config aligns with best practices?
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Sorry "ENTPF"...VMware doesn't have anything like that, that I'm aware of. The only publications I'm aware of are below:
http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-12306
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http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1008166

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No 'tools', just documents....

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This information is for 4.0.  Is it the same or different for 4.1?
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Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

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Yes; not much has changed, accept for the ability to have USB Passthrough...

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If you are looking for DISA/STIG requirements, I recommend looking here...

DISA VMware ESX STIG (Security Technical Implementation Guide)
http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-9482
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Good Guide, but for older version of ESX/i ...not vSphere (4.x and above). Nevertheless, still a good resource.

Regards,
~coolsport00
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