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  • 1.  vSphere standard license does not include vSphere VM Encryption

    Posted Mar 22, 2024 07:17 PM

    Using a vTPM to try to upgrade Win10 VMs to Win11 and also roll out new Win11, we are getting this error.  It could be that we are looking at doing this the wrong way.   The underlying hosts have TPM 1.2.

    I am just trying to understand if I need an essentials plus license to be able to run Win11, that seems crazy.



  • 2.  RE: vSphere standard license does not include vSphere VM Encryption

    Posted Mar 23, 2024 08:09 PM

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    May I know the vSphere version you have in the environment and seems you missed to mention the error you've received.

    My understanding is you do not need VM Encryption to run Windows 11. You need to enable native key provider and add a TPM to the VM hardware without needing to select encryption.

    However, if you need to encrypt the VM you should have the VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus Edition. Please refer the below documentation.

    https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/8.0/vsphere-security/GUID-54B9FBA2-FDB1-400B-A6AE-81BF3AC9DF97.html