About Windows Stemcells

Overview

A “stemcell” is a customized operating system image containing the filesystem for BOSH-managed virtual machines. When deployed, it includes a process, the BOSH Agent, which is pre-configured to communicate with the orchestrating VM, the BOSH Director. The BOSH Agent is responsible for executing and monitoring “jobs” on the VM.

Deployments of Windows Server on PCF currently use a stemcell containing Windows Server 2012R2.

Light Stemcells

“Light” stemcells are metadata files used on a public IaaS that enable users to reference and deploy a stemcell without uploading it manually.

Below is the documentation currently available for activating light stemcells for the Runtime for Windows tile:

Stemcell Builds

Below is the documentation currently available for building stemcells for the Runtime for Windows tile:

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