While I manage security configurations for almost exclusively Microsoft shops, many of my clients and my own business uses VMware exclusively for client and server virtualization. It’s not that I have anything against Virtual PC or Hyper-V, it’s just that I’ve been using VMware since VMware Workstation was in version 0.9, and most of my virtual datacenters now run VMware ESX. Maybe in the future when Hyper-V matures, we’ll migrate these VMware deployments to Hyper-V.
If you run an ESX datacenter, then I have some good news for you! Tripwire has recently released a free security tool that you can use to check out the security configuration of your ESX 3.5 environment. The took, named Tripwire ConfigCheck can be downloaded at no cost at:
Thomas W Shinder, M.D.
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MVP – Microsoft Firewalls (ISA)