vSphere 8 Security Configuration & Hardening Guide


The VMware vSphere Security Configuration & Hardening Guide (SCG) is the baseline for hardening and auditing guidance for VMware vSphere itself. Started more than fifteen years ago, it has long served as the reference for virtualization administrators looking to protect their infrastructure.


This document is intended to provide general guidance for organizations that are considering VMware solutions. The information contained in this document is for educational and informational purposes only. This document is not intended to provide advice and is provided “AS IS.” VMware makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained herein. Organizations should engage appropriate legal, business, technical, and audit expertise within their specific organization for review of requirements and effectiveness of implementations.

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