8.2.1 Ensure unnecessary floppy devices are disconnected

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Ensure that no floppy device is connected to a virtual machine unless required. For a floppy device to be disconnected, the floppyX.present parameter should either not be present or have a value of FALSE.


Removing unnecessary hardware devices can reduce the number of potential attack channels and help prevent attacks.


To disconnect all floppy drives from VMs, run the following PowerCLI command:

# Remove all Floppy drives attached to VMs
Get-VM | Get-FloppyDrive | Remove-FloppyDrive

The VM will need to be powered off for this change to take effect.

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