Lab 8: VMware vShield Manger Appliance Initial Setup
For the VMware vShield Manger, the initial default “username and password” are:
password : default
I logged into the VMware vShield Manger consile using “admin” and “default” as my username and password. After I login I just filled up my vCenter Server Information in the Settings & Reports Menu and I also registered the vSheild Manager to my vCenter Server and have also registered my DNS Servers in my vSphere environment .
You go through the Date/Time tab to configure the Data/time and NTP Server and Time Zone.
Click on Support Link to download technical support logs for the vShield
You can back up vShield Manager data at any time by performing an on-demand backup. At the Settings&Reports click on the Backups which presents you the following screen to configure the backup servers.
You can do the following things about the backups.
- Schedule a Backup of vShield Manager Data
- Restore a Backup of a vShield Manager Data.
Status tab is about the utilization of the CPU/Memory/Storage.
The next is the SSL Certificate, if you wanted to generate a global certificate click on SSL Certificate and fill the details and click on Generate
You can add a Cisco switch to vShield Manager and manage its implementation, The N1K switch must have been installed on vCenter Server.
Type the API interface with which the switch can communicate in the following format:
https://IP_of_VSM/n1k/services/NSM and Type your N1K user name and password. The switch is added to the switch provider table.
SpoofGuard allows you to authorize the IP addresses reported by VMware Tools, and alter them if necessary to prevent spoofing. SpoofGuard inherently trusts the MAC addresses of virtual machines collected from the VMX files and vSphere SDK. Operating separately from the App Firewall rules, you can use SpoofGuard to block traffic determined to be spoofed.
You can enable/disable the spoofguard as shown in the below screen.
Here comes to the end of the Post where I talked about the initial configuration of the VMware vShield Manager and have also discussed about the settings & Reports.
In an another post will talk about the rest of the options.
I thank everyone for your time and happy reading.