You can enable Microsoft virtualization-based security (VBS) on supported Windows guest operating systems.

VBS reinforces the security of Microsoft Hyper-V. When you enable VBS, Fusion configures the virtual machine with the following settings.


Required Setting

Fusion Settings Page

Firmware type


Advanced Settings

Enable UEFI Secure Boot


Advanced Settings

Enable hypervisor applications in this virtual machine


Processors & Memory

Enable IOMMU in this virtual machine


Processors & Memory


  • Create a virtual machine that uses hardware version 14 or later and one of the following supported guest operating systems.

    • Windows 10 Enterprise, 64-bit

    • Windows Server 2016

  • To use Windows 2016 as the guest operating system, apply all Microsoft updates to the guest. VBS might not function in a Windows 2016 guest without the most current updates.


  1. Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Select a virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library window and click Settings.
  3. Under Other in the Settings window, click Advanced.
  4. Select Enable VBS.


What to do next

For VBS to run in the guest operating system, you must also perform configurations in the guest. See Microsoft documentation related to virtualization-based security.