Sorry about this folks, Iâ€™ve had some random â€œLife Happensâ€ issues that caused this not to get posted on time. Here are the show notes and the video:
We covered quite a few items this go around. Most importantly however were the lessons learned regarding lab setup:
- You lab should use 4.0 (for now)
- You want at least one ESX and ESXi host
- Password policy is a pain!
- Un-mute first, then end the call :-\
Despite the lab fail, we did manage to cover a few areas, first being ESXi Lockdown mode. The following is borrowed from Duncan Epping @ Yellow-Bricks
Enabling lockdown mode disables all direct root access to ESXi machines. Any subsequent local changes to the host must be made in a vSphere Client session or vSphere CLI command to vCenter Server using a fully editable Active Directory account. You can also use a local user account defined by the host. By default, no local user accounts exist on the ESXi system. Such accounts can only be created prior to enabling lockdown mode in a vSphere Client session directly on the ESXi system. The changes to the host are limited to the privileges granted to that user locally on that host.