VMware vSphere Security Cookbook
By Mike Greer
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: November 2014
Pages: 334

Within the IT field, security is often a low priority when it comes to building new environments. As security compliance continues to gain prominence, proper and secure product configuration becomes even more important. Applying security to a complex virtual environment can be a daunting and time-consuming endeavor. This book provides a perfect plan for step-by-step configuration of vSphere 5.5 and its associated components.

The book starts by showing you how to configure the core vSphere components of the ESXi host before covering guest virtual machine security, user management, and network and storage security. Moving ahead, you will learn specifically about the configuration of X.509 certificates utilizing the SSL Certificate Automation Tool. The book concludes by taking you through VXLAN virtual wire configuration.

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4.0

Very good reading

By vFondevilla

from Spain

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Comments about oreilly VMware vSphere Security Cookbook:

This is a well written book, great for every-level vmware admin, even if you're a senior VCAP-DCA. It helps you on hardening a vSphere 5.5 environment with security best-practices, being concise, easy to read and follow with plenty of snapshots and code. This book earned a place in my must-have books list!

 
5.0

Great book

By Luca Baron

from Italy

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Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to understand
  • Well-written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Intermediate

    Comments about oreilly VMware vSphere Security Cookbook:

    This book is highly recommended for IT and security architects, involved in the design of new virtual solutions, as well as virtualization administrators and anyone in charge of the maintenance of a virtual infrastructure. From a security perspective, people evaluating, assessing, and suggesting improvements for virtual solutions should read the book in order to have a full overview of all the security threats and possible countermeasures. Overall, the book is a must read for anyone already involved, or planning to get involved, in virtualization. It really helps to acquire a very broad and extensive knowledge of the security considerations that apply to such a complex and modern IT architectures.

     
    4.0

    Interesting book

    By Oleksii

    from U

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    Comments about oreilly VMware vSphere Security Cookbook:

    Hi all, I have read most of the books and here's my opinion about the book. The book is intended primarily for administrators who are just beginning to explore solutions from VMWare, but is useful for experienced professionals. The book gives clear instructions on configuring security hosts, virtual machines, special attention is paid to the configuration of the certificates. The book is constructed logically enough. Each chapter provides step-by-step instructions for configuring certain features. Each chapter contains additional links to material from the official website. As a basic guide, this book is perfect for beginning administrators.

     
    4.0

    Beginners to Intermediate level

    By Pradeep

    from El Dorado Hills, CA

    About Me Sys Admin, Vmware Professional

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    Pros

    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples
    • Well-written

    Cons

    • Lot Of Intro In The Start

    Best Uses

    • Intermediate
    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly VMware vSphere Security Cookbook:

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    I have read this book and observed that this is for beginner to intermediate level and most of the security measures are quite basic, however this book is really good for budding vsphere administrators and what they need to follow to tighten the security in a virtual environment. Remember that the actual lessons start after page 65 where as all the before pages are introduction to security guidelines etc ..

    Thanks,
    Pradeep Adapa
    VCP5 DCV, VCP Cloud, VCA Cloud, MCITP

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