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Security Operations for the Software Defined Data Center

Learn how to use the VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) product portfolio.

GK# 6254

Course Overview

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In this course, you will learn 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.

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What You'll Learn

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  • 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
  • VMware AirWatch functionality to protect mobile computing and EUC deployments
  • Perform activity monitoring and logging
  • 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

Outline

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1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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 micro segmentation
  • 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

Prerequisites

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Who Should Attend

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

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

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