Deploy shielded VMs

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016

The following topics describe how a tenant can work with shielded VMs.

  1. (Optional) Create a Windows template disk or create a Linux template disk. The template disk can be created by either the tenant or the hosting service provider.

  2. (Optional) Convert an existing Windows VM to a shielded VM.

  3. Create shielding data to define a shielded VM.

    For a description and diagram of a shielding data file, see What is shielding data and why is it necessary?

    For information about creating an answer file to include in a shielded data file, see Shielded VMs - Generate an answer file by using the New-ShieldingDataAnswerFile function.

  4. Create a shielded VM:

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