We are building a server that will run two 2012 R2 standard servers as VM's under ESXi 5.5 Hypervisor.
One of the servers will be the host for, initially, 8 RDS accounts. This will rise later to possibly 50.
We need to ensure that user activity (which will include some internet browsing and opening of mail attachments) is protected. How is standard AV deployed in this scenario. I have approached Sophos (our prefered AV provider) who readily provide information concerning vShield to deploy AV for VM's but RDS is not mentioned in their documentation despite my including this in my enquiry.
Can I assume that deploying AV for a VM using vShield also then protects any RDS sessions as they run in that VM's context ??? If this is the case do I need to make any specific exclusions. I don't seem to be able to google anything on this subject - maybe its obvious to some! I could do with a solid back ground doc on this subject.
This will all be running on a Proliant DL360 Gen8 with 2 x 2.3Ghz E5-2630v2 Intel Hex (6)Core Processors
and 64Gb Memory (to be upgraded after the inital 8 sessions are proven)
Do we have any security concious VMware gurus out there.