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vSphere

The vsphere CPI can be used with VMware vSphere.

Requirements

An environment running one of the following supported releases:

NSX Support:

Concepts

The following table maps BOSH concepts to their vSphere-native equivalents.

BOSH vSphere
Availability Zone Clusters/Resource Pools
Virtual Machine Virtual Machine
VM Config Metadata Virtual Device ISO
Network Subnet Networking
Persistent Disk Virtual Hard Disk
Stemcell Virtual Machine

Feature Support

The following sections describe some specific BOSH features supported by the CPI.

Network

The CPI supports multiple NICs being attached to a single VM.

Network Type Support
Manual Multiple networks per instance
Dynamic Not Supported
VIP Not Supported

Encryption

vSphere supports disk encryption and customer-managed keys when managed through policy configuration within the vCenter 6.5+ (learn more). For this functionality, encryption occurs at the hypervisor level which is transparent to the VM. Once enabled within vCenter, no additional configuration is required for the CPI.

Disk Type Encryption
Root Disk Supported
Ephemeral Disk Supported
Persistent Disk Supported

Miscellaneous

Feature Support
Multi-CPI Supported, v34+
Native Disk Resize Not Supported