FYI: The Hyper-V Security Guide is now available
Published Feb 14 2019 09:03 PM 1,817 Views
First published on TECHNET on Apr 07, 2009

The Hyper-V Security Guide provides IT professionals with guidance, instructions, and recommendations to address key security concerns about server virtualization.

The Hyper-V Security Guide can help you elevate the security of virtualized Windows Server environments to address your business-critical needs.

This guide focuses on three key areas:

  • Hardening Hyper-V
  • Delegating virtual machine management
  • Protecting virtual machines
Included in the Download

The download for the Hyper-V Security Guide includes the following components:

  • Hyper-V Security . This file includes the following individual files:
    • Hyper-V Security Guide.docx . This Microsoft Word document is the primary component of this Solution Accelerator. See the following "In More Detail" section for chapter descriptions.
    • Hyper-V Security Guide Overview.docx . A two-page overview description of this Solution Accelerator.
    • Release Notes.rtf . This file describes any outstanding issues and other important information.
In More Detail

The Hyper-V Security Guide includes the following content:

  • Overview . The overview states the purpose and scope of the guide, defines the guide audience, and describes its structure to help you locate the information that is relevant to you. It also describes the user prerequisites for the guidance.
  • Chapter 1: Hardening Hyper-V . This chapter provides prescriptive guidance for hardening the Hyper-V role, including several best practices for installing and configuring Hyper-V with a focus on security. These best practices include measures for reducing the attack surface of Hyper-V as well as recommendations for properly configuring secure virtual networks and storage devices.
  • Chapter 2: Delegating virtual machine management . This chapter discusses methods for delegating virtual machine management so that virtual machine administrators only have the minimum permissions they require. It describes common delegation scenarios, and includes detailed steps to guide you through using Authorization Manager (AzMan) and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM 2008) to separate virtual machine administrators from virtualization host administrators.
  • Chapter 3: Protecting virtual machines . This chapter provides prescriptive guidance for securing virtual machine resources. It includes best practices and detailed steps for protecting virtual machines by using a combination of file system permissions, encryption, and auditing.
Download the Hyper-V Security Guide
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