[CentOS] VMware server on Linux

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Thu Oct 15 17:19:26 UTC 2009


m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:

> We were hoping we could lock it down. Thanks.

Use ESX, the virtual switches in ESX can have promiscuous mode
disabled on them, while I suspect the uplinks from the host to
the switches have it enabled, the guest VMs cannot access the
wire because it's blocked at the virtual switch level.

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsp40_i/server_config/t_edit_the_layer_2_security_policy_on_a_vswitch.html#1_8_10_7_10_7_1

VMware server is really just a toy, I use it myself(at home)
but wouldn't use it in any situation where security or
performance was important.

nate




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