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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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Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
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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.

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