Configure ESXiShell Timeout for ESXi 6 host

When the ESXi Shell or SSH services are enabled on a host they will run indefinitely. To avoid having these services left running set the ESXiShellTimeOut. The ESXiShellTimeOut defines a window of time after which the ESXi Shell and SSH services will automatically be terminated. If a user forgets to log out of their SSH […]

vSphere 6.0: Certificate Management for ESXi Hosts

In vSphere 6.0 and later, the VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) provisions each new ESXi host with a signed certificate that has VMCA as the root certificate authority by default. Provisioning happens when the host is added to vCenter Server explicitly or as part of installation or upgrade to ESXi 6.0 or later. vCenter Server supports […]

NSX Security and Hardening Guide

VMware released NSX security and hardening; it can be found at the following link: A related document covering fundamentals of “Securing NSX for vSphere” is posted at the link: