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Securing and Auditing Virtualized Environments

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Securing and Auditing Virtualized Environments

Securing and Auditing Virtualized Environments

This course focuses on ESX and Hyper-V security, it examines virtualization basics, hardware considerations, ways to secure servers, access to the management console, logging and other configuration issues that ensure stability and security.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Information Security Managers, Analysts, and Administrators; IT Managers, Architects, and Developers/Integrators; IT Auditors; Network and System Administrators; Security Architects and Engineers; Application Certification/Quality Assurance Specialists; Consultants; Compliance Officers; Project Managers


A working knowledge of operating system security, networking concepts, and associated logical access controls, Network Security Essentials (ASG203), Intermediate Audit School (ITG241) or equivalent experience

Outcome / Qualification etc.

NASBA Certified CPE: 40 Credits Auditing

IT Audit Certificate, Information Security Certificate

What You'll Learn

You will learn about virtualization configuration and hardware considerations, different versions and best practices for ESX and Hyper-V security, and how to audit them effectively.

Training Course Content

1. Virtualization Basics:

  • what is server virtualization?
  • advantages and disadvantages of server virtualization
  • hardware considerations
  • backup strategies
  • potential hypervistor attacks
  • ESX and Hyper-V

2. vSphere/ESXi Basics:

  • ESXi Basics
  • ESXi Versions
  • ESXi OS Support
  • ESXi Hardware Considerations
  • ESXi Backup
  • Hardening ESXi
  • vCenter Security

3. Hyper-V Basics:

  • Hyper-V Basics
  • Hyper-V Versions
  • Hyper-V Guest OS Support
  • Hyper-V Host Hardware Considerations
  • Hyper-V Clustering
  • Hyper-V Hardening

4. Virtualization and Disaster Recovery:

  • benefits of incorporating virtualization into your disaster recovery plan.
  • physical versus virtual server recovery times.
  • hyperconvergence and disaster recovery
  • architecting your production environment to simplify disaster recovery
  • Recovery Point Objectives (RPO)
  • Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)
  • testing your disaster recovery plan

5. Developing an Audit Program for ESX:

  • auditing host hardware
  • auditing the host configuration
  • auditing virtual host management computers
  • auditing the UPS configuration.
  • auditing the backup.
  • auditing the physical to virtual migrations
  • auditing clusters
  • auditing virtual servers

6. ESX Case Study

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26 Sep 2012

Great overview of how virtual environments are working and how they should be set up. Steve is excellent. IT Auditor - GE Money Bank

26 Sep 2012

The course gives a very comprehensive overview of virtual environments. IT Auditor - Information Technology Authority

26 Sep 2012

Very detailed course which is good for virtualization specialists and IT Auditors. Material is well presented and explained. Senior Security Engineer - Aspire Zone Foundation