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BOSH produces official stemcells for popular operating systems and infrastructures. For infrastructures that support it, light stemcells are a more efficient way to reference stemcells that we have pre-uploaded and shared within the IaaS.

You can upload the latest version to your director with the upload-stemcell command:

bosh upload-stemcell --sha1 c45e200e532e41631d3a78a8b731cc83af103258 \

And reference this stemcell in your deployment manifest from the stemcells section:

- alias: "default"
  os: "windows2016"
  version: "1709.4"

Licensing Requirements

Windows instance types will have additional costs associated with Microsoft licensing. Windows stemcell do not include actual Windows OS.

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