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    Hyper-V Core & Antivirus

    I was thinking of having a tinker with Hyper-V Core and see how well the Hyper-V Replica works - you'd be mad not to since VMware is beginning to appear overpriced!

    My question is: do I need to install antivirus software when the only server role enabled is Hyper-V and the installation will be a Core Install and not Standard.

    Thoughts?

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    FWIW, Hyper-V MVP Aidan Finn, doesn't recommend installing anti-virus software on any Hyper-V hosts.

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    If it's just a server core installation, as there is no GUI you're 10 times less likely to get a virus as there is nothing to really latch on to. I have never done it and only applied anti-virus on the child VM's and everything is dandy!

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    We do not have AV on our Hyper-V hosts - they also have no access to internet etc....

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    Hey guys,

    Do you have your Hyper-V hosts as standalones or are they connected to the domain?

    How do you handle the updates for your hosts?

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    Domain joined (we have a physical DC to be safe). Updates pushed out through WSUS.

    Edit - physical DC is in place as our Hyper-V servers are clustered, cluster is an AD account so we need a DC up to start the cluster...
    Last edited by Psymon; 21st May 2013 at 02:09 PM.

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    If it's installed GUI-less then how do you go about installing the updates manually or do you have it configured to install automatically?

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    Once you log in you can type "sconfig" and you get a little text-based GUI to set up the basics (including Windows Update settings etc...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckster View Post
    If it's installed GUI-less then how do you go about installing the updates manually or do you have it configured to install automatically?
    Cluster Aware Updating does it all for you.

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    No av on our cluster hyper v hosts. Both are dcs though

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    While it sounds like the typical is to NOT install AV on the Hyper V host, if you do (or are required to) and you use AVG, please note you'll need to except some directories for HyperV to function well.

    I attempted to pull up the avg FAQ article, but it appears their site is down currently...

    Ah, here is the MS KB that's similar: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961804 from the poster's link above
    Last edited by LCPSWolf; 4th July 2013 at 07:45 PM.



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