This is the public draft of the vSphere 5.0 Security Hardening Guide. It is being posted to this Community in order to provide early access to interested parties, and to gather feedback. The final version will be made available approximately in the middle of May.
The format of this guide has changed from previous versions. The guide is being released as a Excel spreadsheet only. The guideline metadata from earlier guides has been greatly expanded and standardized. A companion document comparing the 5.0 guidelines with the 4.1 guidelines is also being posted in this Community. For additional information, please see the Intro tab of the spreadsheet.
Please provide your feedback in the comments field, or send a message to me directly if you do not wish to communicate publically.
UPDATE: the release for this guide has been pushed back to early June