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Applying Azure Disk Encryption to a Windows Virtual Machine

You are working on securing your Windows Server virtual machines by encrypting their disks with Azure Disk Encryption. To do this, in this hands-on lab, you will be deploying an Azure Key Vault and an Azure Key Vault key to be used for the encryption key.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Jan 26, 2023

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Enable Disk Encryption

    • Enable disk encryption for the virtual machine on its OS and data disks.
  2. Challenge

    Deploy Azure Key Vault

    • Create an Azure Key Vault.
      • Configure an access policy to allow Key Vault to encrypt VM disks.
    • Create a Key Vault key.
  3. Challenge

    Confirm Encryption Has Been Applied

    • Log in to the virtual machine.
    • Confirm that BitLocker has been enabled.

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