Prerequisites and Preparations

The audience of this document is an experienced systems administrator with a good understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization management. In addition, it is helpful to be familiar with the terminology, software and tools specific to YubiHSM 2. As a primer for these, refer to the Terminology chapter in this guide.

In order to follow the steps provided in this guide, be sure to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or higher. The operating system should be installed in a secure computer network. The system administrator must also have elevated system privileges.

  • YubiHSM 2 software and tools for Windows downloaded from the Yubico YubiHSM 2 Release page and available on the system to be used.

  • Two (2) YubiHSM 2 devices, one for deployment and one for backup in hardware.

  • Your organization’s policies may require key custodians to be available for the YubiHSM 2 deployment. For more information about key custodians and the associated ‘M of N’ key shares, see "Key Splitting and Key Custodians" in the YubiHSM 2 Windows Deployment Guide.

Configuration for this Integration

For the integration described in this guide, the following hardware and software configuration was used:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016.

  • Yubico YubiHSM v 2.1.2.

  • Yubico YubiHSM v 2.1.2 software tools.