Thursday, June 11, 2015

Disable mob, security hardening for vmware hosts

I seriously do not know why there is no option to disable a critical security threat from powercli on esxi hosts. You have to ssh to the hosts, use vcli or a better way is to use the plink to do your ssh. Once again this is all manual. Imagine an environment of 100 hosts and you have to do it on all of them. What a bummer isn't it. Well, not anymore. Here is a simpler way of doing it.
Thanks to alan from http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/plink.exe
for bringing this to the community.

Here is the link about what is mob and why should you disable it.
 http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1016039

Here is the script to get it done on my github repository.
https://github.com/gajuambi/vmware