Learn about Hyper-V Security with this e-book

Many security professionals are familiar with VMware and have been addressing their security architecture concerns surrounding virtualization. Microsoft’s virtualization software Hyper-V, available as a free stand-alone version, was released on October 1, 2008.  Hyper-V is a variant of Windows Server 2008 “Core”  in which other Windows 2008 Server Roles are disabled, and there are limited Windows Services.  Some of security goals of Hyper-V include;

·         Strong isolation between partitions

·         Guest confidentiality and integrity

·         Separation using unique hypervisor resource pools, separate worker processes, unique child-to-parent communications channels (VMBus)

·         Non-interference to prevent any guest from affecting the contents or computations of other guests or the parent


Microsoft Press is offering a free 452 page E-book that provides a through background on Microsoft’s virtualization platform. Go check it out;

Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

By Mitch Tulloch with the Microsoft Virtualization Teams
ISBN: 9780735693371

This guide will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions. The technologies covered include: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2009, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.