Lockdown mode/Tech support mode
Posted on 2012-04-12
Can you explain (in low tech management freindly speak) the risk of
a) not enabling lockdown mode on ESXi hosts
b) not disabling tech support mode on ESXi hosts
I am not a vmware admin myself but for risk purposes we have seen the output of the vsphere compliance checker results. Management want to prioritise the non compliant settings in terms of risk and likelehood of risk being posed.
So for the above two, whats the ultimate risk, who can exploit the risk, what could the overall business impact be? Whats your view on the overall risk of these 2 exisitng configurations, i.e high risk, medium, low, not an issue?