For Windows Containerization, you must first register a Windows Builder VM, which accepts component artifacts from the target VM, creates a docker image out of them, and pushes the resulting image into the target repository that you specify.


You must have a vCenter Server in your inventory with at least one Windows 2019 Server VM with the following components or features:
  • A docker.

    You can install a docker by running Get-Package -Name Docker -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider command.

  • Hyper-V feature enabled with Container feature.

    You can enable them by running the following commands:

    Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName containers –All

    Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V –All

  • Connectivity to dockerhub (


  1. Go to Discovery and associate administrator credentials of the VM.
  2. Go to Transform > Windows Builder VM.
  3. Find the VM that satisfies the prerequisites mentioned earlier.
  4. Click on the three dots of the VM and click Register.


You can see the registration status.