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Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design by Eric Siron

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Firewall settings

The final major networking consideration for your Hyper-V Server hosts is the firewall configuration. Every organization adopts its own philosophy on computer-level firewall implementation, and the only true best practice in this regard is that you have taken reasonable steps to protect your systems. Firewall rules do add some processing overhead to the networking stack. Your organization's network protection needs may be better served by performing firewalling at the outer perimeter and perhaps at other junctures within your network. If your organization is smaller and cannot afford high-end firewalling hardware, it may make sense to leave the host firewall activated.

Whatever approach you choose to use, it is recommended that ...

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