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poy
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Full Disk Encryption on Virtual Machine

Hello, We would like to encrypt Virtual Machines created on Windows 2016 Hyper-V servers. Please advise if FDE is supported on virtual machines and there is no performance relate issues with encryption. Thanks Jitender Kumar
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Corey-DLP
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Re: Full Disk Encryption on Virtual Machine

Hello and thank you for posting here.

Unfortunately, Hyper-V is not supported with McAfee Drive Encryption.  KB76966 contains details. I would recommend submitting a product idea to request support to be added to a future version of MDE.

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Re: Full Disk Encryption on Virtual Machine

Thanks for the response and clarification. Please help with below queries as well.

 

Does it support any other Hypervisor like Virtual Machines on Xen Server or VMware ESX?

Is it good to encrypt physical servers?

Are there any challenges in FDE on physical servers like Blade servers or Rack Mounted Servers?

Re: Full Disk Encryption on Virtual Machine

Officially, McAfee does not support Drive Encryption on VMs and supporting documentation can be referenced at Support for Microsoft Hyper-V or Virtual PC (VMware) environment with Drive Encryption and Endpoint .... Note that testing is key and there have been cases that TrueCrypt can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file, or encrypt a partition or the whole storage device(pre-boot authentication).

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