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.
Option Required Setting Fusion Settings Page
Firmware type UEFI Advanced Settings
Enable UEFI Secure Boot Enabled Advanced Settings
Enable hypervisor applications in this virtual machine Enabled Processors & Memory
Enable IOMMU in this virtual machine Enabled 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.