I love that even as large as VMware is they can still have a little fun with their product and development names. VMware Octopus was one of my favourites. I think we were all disappointed when they changed the name to fall into the Horizon Suite. Flings are another great name I love.
A few days back I saw a tweet from the Fling team of a new Fling. The name caught my eye immediately –ESXi Google Authenticator. It sounds like a pretty cool idea. Two factor authentication to ESXi. I haven’t tried it out yet but I’ll be looking to over the coming days.
The source link to the Fling is below. Designed by a couple VMware engineers in the R&D team. There doesn’t appear to be much to the installation and configuration process. You will need a fast connection, though, to download the 26kb zip file 🙂
It’s supported on ESXi 5.0 and 5.1. Single admin support on ESXi 5.0 and multiple admin support on ESXi 5.1. You have 30-second TOTP codes and support for emergency scratch codes, which I presume are for emergencies 😉