I set up a Virtual Machine with properties and tried to add TPM. But I get message from the attached image. I did select UEFI hardware with Secure Boot option.
Am not sure if this why the VMWare Windows 11 installation won't work as I get not supported error.
How I do I encrypt the VM to add TPM 2.0 and try the installation again?
Any comments are appreciated
Just a warning:
You may run across the existence of an "expermental vTPM" for Workstation 16.2 that you enable by editing the VM's .vmx file. This option had the benefit of reducing the performance impact to the running VM by not requiring the entire VM to be encrypted.
But whatever you do, do not use this option. It is considered "experimental" for good reasons. It has serious problems and should be considered unusable:
Workstation 17 fixes these issues. It is the first release where this "partial" encryption is usable.
If you can't live with the performance impact of full encryption in a Workstation 16 VM, do some research on the web on ways to disable the Windows 11 installer's check for a TPM device. That way you don't have to use a TPM in the Windows VM. You can always add the TPM device and use the partial encryption option once you upgrade to Workstation 17.
Thank you Paul.
The VM was extremely slow while I was trying to setup Windows 11. I had to delete the Virtual Machine completely as too slow. Even my PC memory went to 100% use and I have 64 GB of memory.
So then VMWare 17 is best moving forward. What would be recommended memory to allocate with VMWare 17 VM using "partial" encryption ?