January 25, 2023

Virtual TPM FAQ

Frequently asked questions, and their answers, about vSphere Native Key Provider and Virtual TPM.

vSphere Native Key Provider was introduced with vSphere 7 Update 2 to enable encryption technologies, such as virtual TPMs (vTPM). vSphere Native Key Provider is included in all vSphere editions and does not require an external key server (also called a Key Management Server (KMS) in the industry). You can also use vSphere Native Key Provider for vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption, but you must purchase the VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus Edition.

The vSphere Native Key Provider and vTPM Frequently Asked Questions lists have moved! They are at:

Native Key Provider: https://core.vmware.com/native-key-provider-questions-answers

Virtual TPM (vTPM): https://core.vmware.com/vtpm-questions-answers

Please also visit the vSphere Native Key Provider and vSphere Virtual TPM pages which have additional information, videos, demos, and slide PDFs. Thank you.


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