Downloading or Creating Windows Stemcells
This topic describes how to download or create the stemcell that Pivotal Application Service for Windows needs to create VMs on an infrastructure.
Note: Traffic between the Gorouter and Windows stemcells is not encrypted with TLS.
BOSH needs a stemcell to supply the basic operating system for any Windows VM it creates. Depending on your IaaS, you can create or download a stemcell using these methods:
Azure: To activate and download the Azure Windows Stemcell, see Configuring the Azure Light Stemcell.
Google Cloud Platform (GCP): Download the GCP light Stemcell for Windows 2019 Server from the Pivotal Stemcells (Windows Server) page on Pivotal Network.
vSphere: To create a stemcell, see Creating a Windows Stemcell for vSphere Manually or Creating a Windows Stemcell for vSphere Using stembuild (Beta).
Amazon Web Services (AWS): Download the AWS light Stemcell for Windows 2019 Server from the Pivotal Stemcells (Windows Server) page on Pivotal Network.
On Azure, the stemcell exists as an offering in the Azure Marketplace. To start using the Azure light stemcell:
To use the Azure light stemcell, you must first accept the corresponding Microsoft license agreement and enable the stemcell for your non-trial Azure Subscription through the Azure Marketplace. To accept the license agreement and enable the stemcell:
Go to the Microsoft Azure portal and log in.
From the options on the left side of the page, click + Create a resource.
In the Search the Marketplace bar, search for BOSH Stemcell for Windows Server 2019.
Select BOSH Stemcell for Windows Server 2019 from your search results. A description of the Azure stemcell offering appears.
Below the description, at the bottom of the page, click the blue banner that reads Want to deploy programmatically? Get started ➔.
Under Choose the subscriptions, click Enable for each Azure subscription with which you want to use the stemcell.
To download the Azure light stemcell for use in Ops Manager:
Go to the Pivotal Stemcells (Windows Server) page on Pivotal Network.
Download the Azure Light Stemcell for Windows 2019 Server.
For information about how to deploy and configure the PASW tile, see Installing and Configuring PASW.