Network Architecture

Server security starts with placing the server in the network. There are a few ways you can approach this, depending on how extreme you want your security to be and how usable you need the system to be. You could place your Hyper-V hosts into a totally isolated network, while leaving the virtual machines in their normal VLANs. You need to decide whether your Hyper-V hosts should be in a domain or a workgroup. Should the domain be your normal domain, a new domain in a forest, or a new forest? Maybe you could leave the Hyper-V hosts in your normal production network and treat them as ordinary servers?

Whatever happens, in an enterprise environment a Hyper-V deployment is usually managed by Microsoft System Center. The services ...

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