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Hyper-V Security by Andy Syrewicze, Eric Siron

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Choosing a management operating system

In Chapter 1, Introducing Hyper-V Security, you were briefly introduced to the various delivery methods for Hyper-V in the Acquiring Hyper-V section. The first decision you must make before going into production is which of these methods you'll choose. This is not a clear choice, as each approach has its own strengths and weaknesses.

Hyper-V Server

In terms of security, the primary strength of Hyper-V Server is that it has a much smaller attack surface than even the smallest Windows Server deployment. This also has a side effect of having the fewest operating system components that could potentially compete with virtual machines for resources. Even though it's highly stripped-down compared to its full-featured ...

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