Security Operations for the Software Defined Data Center


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Varighed: 5 Dage
Lunch : Included
Courseware : Included
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Virtualization presents new opportunities for securing your data and systems. Virtualizing your data center often brings new challenges, requiring your IT staff to assume new, and sometimes unfamiliar, roles and responsibilities.
This five-day course teaches you how to use the VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) product portfolio and tools to better manage administrator access, harden your VMware vSphere® environment, and secure data at rest and in motion. This course also discusses end-user computing (EUC) security, as well as compliance and automation to help you ensure that your deployments align with your security policies.

Product Alignment
•  Compute: VMware ESXI™, vSphere, and vCenter Server
•  EUC: VMware Horizon® View™
•  Network: VMware NSX
•  VMware vRealize® Operations™
•  VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
•  VMware vRealize® Automation™
•  VMware AirWatch


Course Introduction

    Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives

Security Concepts

    Key IT security principles for the SDDC
    Differences between securing traditional infrastructures and virtual infrastructures
    Identity and access management concepts for the SDDC
    Methods to secure your virtual infrastructure components
    EUC and mobile computing risks
    Guest operating system access security
    Hardening concepts and how they apply to virtual infrastructure components

vSphere Security Identity and Access Management

    Role-based access control concepts for vSphere and View
    Configuring role-based access control for ESXi, vCenter Server, and View
    Configuring vSphere single sign-on for administrative access
    Password hardening options
    Configuring ESXi local user management and integration with Active Directory
    ESXi security profiles and access to services

vSphere Hardening

    ESXi host hardening
    Implementing lockdown mode on ESXi hosts
    Configuring ESXi host-based firewall settings
    vCenter Server hardening
    Tools to reduce infrastructure vulnerabilities
    Implementing hardening best practices based on the vSphere Hardening Guide

Data Protection

    Data encryption technology
    Data-at-rest encryption options for server and desktop virtual machines
    View endpoint protection best practices
    Datastore security options
    View PCoIP encryption
    VMware Operating System Optimization Tool for desktop and server virtual machines
    Introducing VMware AirWatch for mobile and desktop security
    VMware AirWatch and VMware NSX integration
    Configuring vSphere security certificate management using VMware Certificate Authority and VMware Endpoint Certificate services
    Using the Certificate Automation Tool to manage vSphere certificates
    Establishing and using an IPsec VPN
    Using the VMware Endpoint Certificate Store

Network Security

    Managing network data in an SDDC
    Security policies and settings of vSphere switches
    Configuring vSphere advanced security features for distributed switches
    Using the VMware NSX distributed firewall and distributed router to implement microsegmentation
    Protecting and managing north-south traffic with VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateway and physical firewalls
    Managing access to the vSphere management network
    Using VMware NSX® Virtual Switch™ features to implement network security
    Designing clusters and racks to minimize vulnerabilities
    Limiting access to vSphere management networks
    Hardening network infrastructure components

Virtual Machine, Mobility, and Application Protection

    Securing virtual machine guest operating systems
    Mobile device security with VMware AirWatch
    Using VMware NSX with Service Composer for Endpoint Protection
    Using distributed firewalls and microsegmentation to isolate and protect virtual machines
    Using VMware NSX identity-based firewalls to control network traffic based on Active Directory user IDs
    Additional VMware NSX functionality using integration with third-party solutions

Data Center Monitoring and Compliance

    Using vRealize Log Insight to identify and analyze security-related log entries
    Implementing a distributed logging environment
    vRealize Configuration Manager compliance checkers
    vRealize Configuration Manager compliance monitoring

Automating Data Center Security

    Using VMware functions and tools to enforce consistent organizational security policies during infrastructure deployment
    Automating responses to security events
    Implementing security automation with security groups, security policies, and security tags
    Automatically applying security settings to newly provisioned virtual machines based on VMware NSX security policies


•  Experienced system administrators
•  Cloud administrators
•  System integrators
•  Operational developers


This class requires completion of one of the following courses:
•  VMware vSphere 6.x: Install, Configure, Manage
•  VMware vSphere 6.x: Fast Track

An understanding of corporate or enterprise network implementations

Experience working at the command prompt and with scripting tools likes Windows PowerShell is highly recommended.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Describe the concepts involved in securing an SDDC and protecting the data in the data center
•  Manage vSphere administrator access to hosts and the VMware vCenter Server® system based on
   identified job roles and requirements
•  Implement security best practices of vSphere components based on organizational security policies
•  Configure data protection for data at rest and data in motion
•  Manage protection for server and desktop-class virtual machines, endpoints, and networks
•  Use microsegmentation to protect and manage multitier applications and network data
•  Describe VMware AirWatch® functionality to protect mobile computing and EUC deployments
•  Perform activity monitoring and logging, and explore relevant logs to meet compliance requirements
•  Use VMware NSX® security groups, policies, and tags to automate deployment and security processes
•  Use automation to respond to security-related events

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