Pivotal Cloud Foundry v1.9

Using Windows Cells (BETA)

Note: The procedures in this documentation are deprecated in Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) 1.9.

This documentation describes how operators install and manage Windows cells in PCF, and how developers push .NET apps to Windows cells.

Note: You must have PCF 1.8 or later deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or vSphere to install Windows cells.


Operators who want to run Windows cells in PCF in order to enable developers to push .NET apps can deploy the BOSH Release for Windows. The BOSH Release for Windows creates a separate BOSH deployment populated with the Garden Windows release, which runs on a Windows cell built from a Windows stemcell.

Once the Windows cell is running, developers can specify a Windows stack when pushing .NET apps from the command line. PCF passes the app to the Windows cell in the Garden Windows BOSH deployment. The diagram below illustrates the process.

Windows overview

Understanding BOSH Windows

Installing Windows Cells

Managing Windows Cells

Developing on Windows Cells

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