This information is primarily intended to support the homelab community but could be used as a reference for other use cases.
Set the root password
and then you are presented with the following screen .......
ESXi 8 supports TPM 2.0 and above for advanced security. TPM 1.2 or lower is not supported by these functions. However, you may be offered the option to override if other functionality is supported.
Acknowledging the warning sends the next dialog...
You will be able to complete the steps for setup. Some features may not be available and your system will likely be at risk.
WARNING: This is NOT recommended for a production environment. Make a business case and spend the money on the proper hardware before using this option in a critical setting.
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