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In-Guest Hardening

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ESXi – Hardening
VM Hardening
vCenter Hardening
– In-Guest Hardening

Remove unnecessary virtual hardware devices from the VM.

Enable secure boot for guest OSes to prevent/detect malware.

Disable Appinfo information gathering.

Deployed VMs that are not intended to be templates should be prevented from being recustomized.

Ensure that VMware Tools are updated.

Get-VM | Select-Object -Property Name,@{Name='ToolsVersion';Expression={$_.Guest.ToolsVersion}}

Ensure that all virtual machine hardware is version 11 or newer.

(Get-VM | Get-View) | Select-Object -Property Name,@{Name='HW Version';Expression={$_.Config.Version}}

Activate Automated upgrade for Vmware Tools

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