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  • 1.  VM and Bitlocker

    Posted Oct 20, 2017 01:31 PM

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

  • 2.  RE: VM and Bitlocker

    Posted Oct 20, 2017 01:36 PM

    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 .



  • 3.  RE: VM and Bitlocker

    Posted Oct 20, 2017 02:40 PM

    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?

  • 4.  RE: VM and Bitlocker

    Posted Oct 20, 2017 02:51 PM

    Virtual Machine Encryption Interoperability

    You are correct;

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


    vSphere Replication..."

    Thanks, Simon

  • 5.  RE: VM and Bitlocker

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Nov 23, 2017 10:34 AM

    I would suggest enrolling in our vSphere Beta program (VMware vSphere Beta )