jvm2016
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KMS setup_virtual machine encryption

Hi All,

has anyone setup KMS server in vsphere environment for virtual machine encryption .

also if there is any free community solution available for KMS server .

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T180985
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See: Add a KMS to vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client

Also see: Barbican - OpenStack

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Deso1ator
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Yes, I have. If you want to give it a try. Check out this HOL.

HOL-2011-03-SDC - VMware vSphere Platinum - Security Getting Started

I am not aware of a free solution.

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jvm2016
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thnaks .

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jchilton
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Yes, set up last month. I ended up using a KMIP solution from HyTrust. It cost approx £2k for 2 node solution - virtual appliance. Their support was excellent and i got the product up and running in a day.  They even modified their solution for my particular use case and sent out a revised version within weeks.

Be aware there are a few limitations with VM Encryption - you will need to experiment; its not all singing all dancing. E.g. vCenter VM is not encrypted.

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meoli
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I've been using KMS with this:

https://github.com/gwojcieszczuk/kms4vsphere

Easy to deploy and configure. Just remember to delete the private and public key from the VM or anybody can download them trough a browser.

Decryption and Encryption of VMs is really easy and even if you have a new vCenter running it still is possible to decrypt the VMs as long as you established a trust with the old kms and the new vCenter 🙂

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