vSphere 6.5 Security – Virtual Machine Encryption

Virtual Machine Encryption
Information security is the utmost priority when it comes to securing customer data in private/public clouds.Data encryption is safe method to protect the data which provides solution to many security concerns, however which requires solid strategy and key management in place. With vSphere 6.5 VM encryption feature you can now encrypt your existing VMs or create a new encrypted virtual machines. With this feature you can encrypt virtual machine files, VMDK’s and core dump. VM encryption works independent of guest OS and data store type as it is policy driven (by applying new storage policy to a VM). There will not be any operational overhead on Virtual machine compute since the encryption/decryption done at hypervisor layer itself. With this new vSphere administrators can perform Encryption/Decryption operations within vCenter Sever UI.  Continue reading

vSphere 6.5 – VMWare VCSA 6.5 Backup and Restore

VMware VCSA 6.5 Backup and Restore: In this blog post we will learn how to backup and restore VMware VCSA 6.5 using native backup and restore feature introduced with the launch of vSphere 6.5, this out of the box file based backup and recovery feature uses vCenter Server Management API to backup files to an external destination. This feature supports HTTP, HTTPS,SCP, FTP and FTPS as supported protocols as destination path to backup files. VCAS 6.5 backup feature also backs up embedded Auto deploy and VUM configurations. Restoring from backup is easy and simple through VCSA deployment UI.  Continue reading