BitLocker Enhancements in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 (Part 3) - Cluster Shared Volume Support

by Deb Shinder
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Apps & Hardening windows server security

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the new self-encrypting drive (SED) support in the Windows 8/Server 2012 version of BitLocker, along with the new Network Unlock feature. Then in Part 2, we talked about the ability to encrypt used disk space only and BitLocker preprovisioning. This time, we’ll look at yet another BitLocker enhancement that applies to Windows Server 2012 servers: Cluster Shared Volume Support.Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) is a feature that Microsoft introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V, which makes it possible for all of the nodes in a failover cluster to access a common NTFS volume so that clustered virtual machines can share storage but can still fail over. You can move or migrate virtual machines that share the volume independently of one another. CVS works with Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) files.