Virtualization is now widely seen as a great cost-saving IT technology. As you start deploying technologies like Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V hypervisor to consolidate your datacenter servers, you ought to give the same level of attention to security of your virtual machines, much like the physical ones.
Introducing Hyper-V Security Guide
The Hyper-V Security Guide can help you elevate the security of virtualized Windows Server environments to meet your business-critical needs. This accelerator provides IT professionals like you with recommendations to address your key security concerns around server virtualization. The guide provides authoritative guidance that relates to the following strategies for securing virtualized environments:
Hardening Hyper-V. The guide provides prescriptive guidance for hardening the Hyper-V server 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 on a Hyper-V host server.
Virtual machine management and delegation. The ability to safely and securely delegate administrative access to virtual machine resources within an organization is essential. The guide highlights several available methods to administer different aspects of a virtual machine infrastructure and ways to control administrative access to different servers and at different levels.
Protecting virtual machines. The guide also provides prescriptive guidance for securing virtual machine resources, including best practices and detailed steps for protecting virtual machines by using a combination of file system permissions, encryption, and auditing.
Join the beta program [Live ID required]. Then bookmark this link to the program site to get the latest information about upcoming events.
How to Get Started
- Join the Hyper-V Security Guide Beta Program [Live ID required]. Then bookmark this link to the program site to get the latest information about upcoming events.
- Attend the Hyper-V Security Guide Webcast for Microsoft Partners (Invitation Key: F978C0, Friday Feb 20, 2009 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST)
- Get free downloads of other Virtualization related tools and guide from the Microsoft Virtualization Solution Accelerators site. You can get free downloads such as Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool, Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit for Hyper-V, and more!
Time to Go Virtual!