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[Discuss] Securing a VMware ESXi server at a colo site?

I did a bit of googling to see how to setup a vpn server on the ESXi host,
and it seems that's not possible. And managing the host through a vpn
running on a guest VM sounds unreliable; if you need to use the management
console to fix a problem that affects the vpn server guest, you have no
access to the management console until the problem is fixed.

So it seems I'll still need a separate physical server to provide the vpn.

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 10:08 AM, Edward Ned Harvey (blu) <blu at
> wrote:

> > From: John Abreau [mailto:abreauj at]
> >
> > Is the vSphere Client part of the free edition of ESXi? I thought I had
> read
> > somewhere that it was only for the commercial edition of ESXi, and that
> you
> > had to manage the free edition through a web interface.
> They're always changing stuff, but I currently use ESXi 5.1, and vSphere
> Client 5.1.
> The client username/password dialog says "In vSphere 5.5, all new vSphere
> features are available only through vSphere Web Client. The traditional
> vSphere Client will continue to operate, supporting the same feature set as
> vSphere 5.0, but not exposing any of the new features in vSphere 5.5."
> I've never used the web client yet - I seem to recall that all the "new
> features" were for-cost premium features, and I seem to remember getting
> roadblocked with the web client when I tried it once - and I basically
> concluded that the "new" way of doing things was the non-free way.

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