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Hello Experts,

Can someone please summarize all high level steps to secure your VMware infrastructure?

Please consider all aspects, Vcenter, hosts, VMs, root users, switches, datastore, AD, and so on

Thanks in advance
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Question by:Jerry Seinfield
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All the passwords that we use on the Hosts and vCenter Server are very secure, 20 chars, upper, lower case, numbers and special chars.

SSH is disabled on the Hosts.

Hosts are part of Active Directory, root access is limited to three users.

Access to vCenter Server is limited to a group of VMware Admins, which are not Domain Admins.

We networks, for Desktops, Servers, Storage (iSCSI and NFS).

We use CHAP Auth on iSCSI.

NFS Exports are limited to Host IP Addresses.

Storage is on a dedicated Physical Storage Network which hosts are physically connected to, for iSCSI and NFS, so storage does not transverse the Server or Desktop network.

So we are secure.

We are on the latest patches, all Servers are running Windows Firewall as defined by Group Policy.
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