Hardware-level virtualization has unique benefits and continues to be popular even as software-based virtualization solutions such as VMware ESX gain in popularity. In this chalktalk you'll ...
Hardware-level virtualization has unique benefits and continues to be popular even as software-based virtualization solutions such as VMware ESX gain in popularity. In this chalktalk you'll learn how Oracle's Solaris operating system implements virtualization via its container and zone technology. It includes a discussion of the unique challenges of securing the host and guest environments, and the benefits of centrally securing and managing them by leveraging your existing Microsoft Active Directory.
Running Time: 19 minutes
Speaker David McNeely, Director, Product Management
Frank Cabri, VP, Marketing
An overview of how operating system vendors such as HP, IBM and Oracle have approached virtualization
The benefits of hardware-level virtualization
An overview of how Solaris containers support virtualization
Security best practices for securing the underlying operating system using Microsoft Active Directory identities
Methodology for using Centrify Zones to manage and secure the individual guest systems, which may be owned by separate departments or other groups within an organization
Comparing Solaris's native management tools with Active Directory-based security in a heterogeneous environment
How the Centrify Suite gives you a global view of the access controls and user audit logs that encompasses not only Solaris zones but other systems as well
The architecture of a Solaris system hosting multiple Solaris zones
How Centrify Zones can be used not only to isolate the host system from the guests but to also logically group guest systems so each can have a distinct set of users, administators and policies
Using Centrify DirectAuthorize to enable departmental admins to manage their own systems without giving them elevated privileges on the host or access to other guests