Quickpost: Encrypting Azure Virtual Machine using BitLocker

Here are the steps that are required to encrypt the disk of Azure Virtual Machine. This is a very high level overview of the process, and I do recommend on reading the full guide: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security-center/security-center-disk-encryption#run-the-azure-disk-encryption-prerequisites-powershell-command

  • Open Azure portal and navigate to the virtual machine (Windows 2008 R2 and above) you want to encrypt and then select Disks.

  • As we can see the disk is not encrypted:

  • Open PowerShell ISE and login to your Azure account by typing the following command:


  • After the process is completed the disk is encrypted as we can see in the portal

That's all