You can enable vSGX on a virtual machine at the same time you create a virtual machine.
The ESXi host must be installed on an SGX-capable CPU and SGX must be enabled in the host's BIOS. See vSGX Overview for supported Intel CPUs.
Create a virtual machine that uses hardware version 17 or later and one of the following supported guest operating systems:
- Windows 10 (64 bit) and later
- Windows Server 2016 (64 bit) and later
- Connect to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
- Select an object in the inventory that is a valid parent object of a virtual machine, for example, an ESXi host or a cluster.
- Right-click the object, select New Virtual Machine, and follow the prompts to create a virtual machine.
Option Action Select a creation type Create a virtual machine. Select a name and folder Specify a name and target location. Select a compute resource Specify an object for which you have privileges to create virtual machines. Select storage In the VM storage policy, select the storage policy. Select a compatible datastore. Select compatibility Ensure that ESXi 7.0 and later is selected. Select a guest OS Select either Linux, Windows 10 (64-bit), or Windows Server 2016 (64-bit). Customize hardware Under Security devices, select the Enable check box for SGX. Under , ensure that EFI is selected. Enter Enclave Page Cache (EPC) size and select Flexible Launch Control (FLC) mode accordingly. Ready to complete Review the information and click Finish.