Using SSL for data in transit encryption in a virtual environment RRS feed

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  • Are there any issues or gotcha's associated with enabling SSL for secure connectivity and encryption of data in transit within a virtual environment?  We are using SQL Server 2008 R2 with VMWare ESX.  The clients would be other VMs within the virtual environment, but could also be physical application servers, or even someone's desktop. 
    Wednesday, October 3, 2012 3:30 PM


  • No, encryption is fairly simple to setup in SQL Server, I have written few articles that shows the step by step instructions how to do that. Feel free to read the article to see how you can encrypt connection to SQL Server, link below:

    Encrypting Connections to SQL Server


    Basit A. Farooq (MSC Computing, MCITP SQL Server 2005 & 2008, MCDBA SQL Server 2000)


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    • Proposed as answer by Basit Farooq Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:37 PM
    • Marked as answer by Maggie Luo Monday, October 15, 2012 10:24 AM
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:37 PM