vmb01
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vtpm and ESS +

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  1. IHAC trying to install W11 as guest
  2. As we know, W11 needs TPM (ok, there’re tons of sites about registry hack to avoid this check, but it is unsupported by MS)
  3. We can supply vTPM to a guest.. easy.
  4. vTPM needs vSphere Encryption (see  documentation:

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.vsphere.security.doc/GUID-6F811A7A-D58B-47B...)

  1. VM encryption is only available in ENT+
  2. So does it mean that only customer with ENT+ will be able to virtualize w11?

 

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stadi13
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Hi @vmb01 

Starting with vSphere 7 Update 2 you can use the vSphere Native Key Provider which is included in all vSphere versions for virtualizing Windows 11.

See the quote from this link (https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.vsphere.security.doc/GUID-54B9FBA2-FDB1-400...) below:

vSphere Native Key Provider is included in all vSphere editions and does not require an external key server (also called a Key Management Server (KMS) in the industry). You can also use vSphere Native Key Provider for vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption, but you must purchase the VMware vSphere® Enterprise Plus Edition™.

Regards Daniel

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vmb01
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In both the essentials kits is included the VTPM feature

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stadi13
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Hi @vmb01 

Starting with vSphere 7 Update 2 you can use the vSphere Native Key Provider which is included in all vSphere versions for virtualizing Windows 11.

See the quote from this link (https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.vsphere.security.doc/GUID-54B9FBA2-FDB1-400...) below:

vSphere Native Key Provider is included in all vSphere editions and does not require an external key server (also called a Key Management Server (KMS) in the industry). You can also use vSphere Native Key Provider for vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption, but you must purchase the VMware vSphere® Enterprise Plus Edition™.

Regards Daniel