Sangokan
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Enthusiast

VM and Bitlocker

I have ESXi6.5U1 and i want to create a Windows 10 VM with Bitlocker encryption on the C: Drive, is it possible?

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conyards
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Microsoft does not support the use of BitLocker on the bootable partition of a virtual hard disk.  BitLocker support in a virtual machine (2036142) | VMware KB

BitLocker Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

"Does BitLocker support virtual hard disks (VHDs)?

BitLocker is not supported on bootable VHDs, but BitLocker is supported on data volume VHDs, such as those used by clusters, if you are running Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2."

Not sure what your requirements are, but perhaps vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption, might be worth a read; Virtual Machine Encryption .

Thanks

Simon

https://virtual-simon.co.uk/
Sangokan
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Thanks Simon

I am interested in Sphere Virtual Machine Encryption, one question though i reckon it won't work with vSphere replication, am I right?

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conyards
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Virtual Machine Encryption Interoperability

You are correct;

"...Certain features do not work with vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption.

...

vSphere Replication..."

Thanks, Simon

https://virtual-simon.co.uk/
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jameseydoyle
VMware Employee
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I would suggest enrolling in our vSphere Beta program (VMware vSphere Beta )

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