This document compares the guidelines in the vSphere 5.0 Hardening Guide Public Draft with those in the vSphere 4.1 Hardening Guide. It indicates which new guidelines are analogous to which previous ones. Note that some guidelines might differ slightly in the new version from their previous counterparts, so you should study each guideline carefully.
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