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  • 1.  VMware Virtual Machine Encryption - VM or Disk

    Posted Feb 06, 2020 01:51 PM

    Hi All

    I've got some servers with plenty of data on them (in production) and I've been given the task of introducing VMware VM Encryption.

    I'm lining up a KMS and uplift to Enterprise Plus for the requirements.

    I've been reading this article. Virtual Disk Encryption which appears to give the option of either encrypting just the VM (VM Home) or the VM along with the virtual disks.

    I suppose my question is  - what's the difference? If I just encrypt the VM HOME - is my data encrypted?

    Thanks.



  • 2.  RE: VMware Virtual Machine Encryption - VM or Disk

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Feb 06, 2020 02:53 PM

    "VM Home" would include the configuration files but exclude the virtual disks (which contain your guest OS, applications, and all data) - if your VM has multiple disks you would need at a minimum to encrypt "VM Home" and whichever virtual disk contains your data.