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.

Windows Stemcells

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:

Configuring the Azure Light Stemcell

On Azure, the stemcell exists as an offering in the Azure Marketplace. To start using the Azure light stemcell:

Enable 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:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Azure portal and log in.

  2. From the options on the left side of the page, click + Create a resource.

  3. In the Search the Marketplace bar, search for BOSH Stemcell for Windows Server 2019.

  4. Select BOSH Stemcell for Windows Server 2019 from your search results. A description of the Azure stemcell offering appears.

  5. Below the description, at the bottom of the page, click the blue banner that reads Want to deploy programmatically? Get started ➔.

  6. Review the Terms of Use on the “Configure Programmatic Deployment” page that appears.

  7. Under Choose the subscriptions, click Enable for each Azure subscription with which you want to use the stemcell.

  8. Click Save.

Download the Azure Light Stemcell

To download the Azure light stemcell for use in Ops Manager:

  1. Go to the Pivotal Stemcells (Windows Server) page on Pivotal Network.

  2. 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.