Hyper-V

Step-by-step: Quick reference guide to deploying guarded hosts

First published on TECHNET on Jun 08, 2016 My original blog post on the topic of deploying Shielded VMs without VMM included the instructions to deploy guarded hosts.  Based on feedback around keeping the blog posts short and scenario-focused, I split the content into 2. This blog serves as a quick reference to deploy guarded […]

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Step by Step – Shielded VM Recovery

First published on TECHNET on Jun 07, 2016 Shielded VMs protect the data and state of a Virtual Machine against inspection, theft and tampering from malware and datacenter administrators and they do so both at rest and in-flight. One of the ways we achieve is to block the features in Hyper-V that are there for

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Step by step – Creating Shielded VMs without VMM

First published on TECHNET on Jun 06, 2016 Hi, I’m Jane, one of the newest members of the Windows Server Security Product Team. My very first hands-on experience is to deploy Shielded VMs with the minimum amount of hardware. It was fun and a great learning experience. I followed the comprehensive TP5 deployment guide on

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Overview of Host Guardian Service (HGS) Diagnostics

First published on TECHNET on May 04, 2016 [This post is authored by Jim Hughes, Software Engineer for the Windows Server Team] The Host Guardian Service (HGS) is a principal component in enabling Hyper-V to host Shielded VMs in Windows Server 2016 . Shielded VMs are your typical Hyper-V virtual machines, but protected from tampering and inspection by platform

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Step by Step – Configuring Key Protection for the Host Guardian Service in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Mar 28, 2016 [This post is authored by Sumesh Kumar, Program Manager for the Enterprise and Security Product Team] The “Key Protection Service” (KPS) is one of the two services that run as part of a Windows Server role called the Host Guardian Service (or HGS). The second of those

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Step by Step: Configuring Host Guardian Service in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Mar 16, 2016 For the most up-to-date installation instructions, check out our official documentation at Guarded fabric and shielded VMs [This post is authored by Amitabh Tamhane, Senior Program Manager and Ryan Puffer, Program Manager for the Windows Server Product Team] The “Host Guardian Service” (HGS) is a new server

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NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter

First published on MSDN on May 27, 2016 In this blog I will discuss what the NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter is and the scenarios when you should or should not enable it. The Microsoft Failover Cluster Virtual Adapter (NetFT) is a virtual adapter used by the Failover Clustering feature to build fault tolerant communication

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Failover Cluster VM Load Balancing in Windows Server 2016

First published on MSDN on Apr 29, 2016 Windows Server 2016 introduces the Virtual Machine Load Balancing feature to optimize the utilization of nodes in a Failover Cluster. During the lifecycle of your private cloud, certain operations (such as rebooting a node for patching), results in the Virtual Machines (VMs) in your cluster being moved. This could result

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Cluster Shared Volume – A Systematic Approach to Finding Bottlenecks

First published on MSDN on Jul 29, 2015 In this post we will discuss how to find if performance that you observe on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) is what you expect and how to find which layer in your solution may be the bottleneck. This blog assumes you have read the previous blogs in

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Microsoft Virtual Academy – Learn Failover Clustering & Hyper-V

First published on MSDN on Jun 02, 2015 Would you like to learn how to deploy, manage, and optimize a Windows Server 2012 R2 failover cluster?  The Microsoft Virtual Academy is a free training website for IT Pros with over 2.7 million students.  This technical course can teach you everything you want to know about

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