Security

Hyper-V 2016 Shielded Virtual Machines on Stand-Alone Hosts

07 Mar 2017 by Eric Siron4
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  One of the hot new technologies in Hyper-V 2016 is Shielded Virtual Machines. This feature plugs a few long-standing security holes in the hypervisor space that were exacerbated by...

Yes, Your Hyper-V Host Should be Domain-Joined

25 Feb 2016 by Eric Siron35
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There are two Hyper-V-related topics that I simply will not take questions on anymore. It's not because I don't like you or because I doubt that you're truly in crisis....

4 Reasons Your Hyper-V Host Should Only Run the Hyper-V Role

25 Feb 2014 by Andy Syrewicze13
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As IT Pros we're often told to "Be flexible" and to "Do more with less". Nothing is more true than when we're talking about hardware, software licensing and the placement...

7 Keys to Hyper-V Security

11 Feb 2014 by Eric Siron2
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For most small institutions, securing Hyper-V is often just a matter of just letting domain admins control the hypervisor. This post will examine ways you can harden your Hyper-V deployment...

7 Reasons not to Make Hyper-V a Domain Controller

23 Jan 2014 by Eric Siron63
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With the responses to our article series on virtualized domain controllers, it seemed natural to tackle another related topic. Unfortunately, it's a little too common for administrators to try to...

Hyper-V and Workgroups Part 3

07 Feb 2013 by Eric Siron0
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In Part 1 of this series, we looked at some of the technical steps required to operate and manage Hyper-V in a workgroup environment. In Part 2, I provided responses...

Hyper-V and Workgroups Part 2

30 Jan 2013 by Eric Siron0
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In the first post on Hyper-V and Workgroups, we went over the how-tos of running Hyper-V in a workgroup environment. This part will serve as the first of two opinion...

Hyper-V and Workgroups Part 1

28 Jan 2013 by Eric Siron0
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Normally, I always talk about Hyper-V as though it were in a domain environment. Part of this is simply a matter of me staying within my comfort zone. I've only...