The popular virtualization platform known as VMware offers managed programs personnel a variety of different tools to help manage system configurations in a virtualized environment. These tools are located within the larger vSphere computing environment. With the launch of the vSphere 5 update, the Host Profiles tool has been updated with new capabilities that can assist managed programs staff to be even more efficient as they deal with workflow.
What is Host Profiles?
In essence, Host Profiles is a tool that can be used to create templates for images that contain hypervisor configuration information. In addition to designing such templates within Host Profile, the tool can also be used to manage and deploy them out to the network. With the vSphere 5 update, new options became available in Host Profiles, allowing IT managers to support additional communications protocols such as FCoE (Fiber Channel over an Ethernet system) and iSCSI, now becoming one of the more familiar IT solutions businesses are choosing to adopt.
Host Profiles can also be used to configure the security settings associated with ESXi hypervisor configurations. For example, there are three security policies already built in for vSwitches. These can easily be set to "false" or "reject," the settings that will maximize security. A default blocking policy for outgoing or incoming traffic can also be easily set up using Host Profiles.
IT companies offering businesses and organizations a managed programs approach to their computing needs supply highly qualified personnel to visit on a routine basis, bringing with them advanced skills such as hypervisor management using the latest tools.