Whats the best way to secure a 1ru server running XenServer
Posted on 2014-09-07
We are about to collocate a 1ru application server that's currently running XenServer. Ideally we would have the XenServer sitting behind some sort of UTM device however as colocation space is very limited and very expensive we were wondering what the best way would be to secure the server so that we can access and manager XenServer and the remote server administration system (dell idrac) preferably without exposing both to the internet.
We were thinking of using some form of software firewall installed as a virtual server on XenServer. However, this create a catch 22 situation, whereby if there is something wrong with XenServer or the software firewall then we wont be able to reach idrac to remotely administer the server.
We would be grateful for any ideas.