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1. Networking
2. Storage
3. vSphere Hosts
4. vSphere VMs

Hanccocka, you mentioned in the above question when doing a healthcheck of an organisations VMware infrastructure to split it into 4 areas, I wonder if for each you can give a few examples of kind of issues you'd look for (i.e. the higher risk ones) in each of the 4 areas you mentioned? Or common things you have come across in these areas?
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1. Networking

a. incorrectly matched speeds of network interfaces to physical switch ports.
b. incorrect teaming policy matched to physical switch configuration.
c. data errors on physical switches
d. not on the HCL

2. Storage

a. incorrect zoning on Fibre Channel configurations.
b. lack of multi-path arrangements when using Fibre Channel or iSCSI
c. lack of jumbo frames
d. timeout paramenters incorrect for iSCSI
e. not on the HCL

3. vSphere Hosts

a. iSCSI Ack enable or disabled.
b. not using SAN vendors recommended configurations or software and multipath software
c. not on the HCL

4. vSphere VMs

a. same as physical computers no different here.
b. lack of patching
c. lack of configuration documentation
d. lack of audit
e. lack of anti-virus

All above the above are RISKS, it's up to the organization, to assess the RISK!
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Some great pointers there, thanks.
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