Installing Twistlock for VMware Tanzu

This topic describes how to install and configure Twistlock for VMware Tanzu. After the install is complete, Twistlock Defender will be running in your environment.

Import Twistlock for VMware Tanzu

To download and import Twistlock for VMware Tanzu into Ops Manager, do the following:

  1. Download the latest Twistlock release from Pivotal Network.

  2. In the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard, click Import a Product, and select the file you just downloaded.

Retrieve the Install Command

Retrieve the install command from Twistlock Console. It is used to configure the tile.

You should have already installed Twistlock Console somewhere in your environment. You can run it in Pivotal Container Service (PKS) or on a stand-alone virtual machine with Twistlock’s Onebox install. For more information, see the Twistlock doc site.

  1. Log in to Twistlock Console.

  2. Go to Manage > Defenders > Deploy.

  3. Choose the DNS name or IP address the VMware Tanzu Defender will use to connect to Console. If a suitable option is not available, go to Manage > Defenders > Names, and add a DNS name or IP address to the SAN table.

  4. Set the Defender type to VMware Tanzu.

  5. Leave the Defender listener type set to None.

  6. Copy the install command and set it aside. You will use it in the next section.

    Install cmd

Install and Configure Twistlock for VMware Tanzu

To configure and deploy the Twistlock for VMware Tanzu tile, do the following:

  1. Navigate to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard.

  2. Add the Twistlock for VMware Tanzu tile to your staging area. Click the + button next to the version of the tile you want to install.

    Add tile to staging

  3. Click the newly added Twistlock for VMware Tanzu tile.

  4. In Assign AZs and Network Assignments, specify where Twistlock Defender should run, and then click Save.

  5. In Twistlock Component Configuration, enter the install command, and then click Save.

  6. In Credentials, enter your Twistlock Console credentials, and then click Save. Your role must be Defender Manager or higher.

  7. Install the Twistlock tile. Return to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard, click Review Pending Changes, select Twistlock for VMware Tanzu, and then click Apply changes.

  8. After the changes are applied, validate that Twistlock Defender is running. Log into Twistlock Console, then navigate to Manage > Defenders > Manage. In the table of deployed Defenders, you should see a Defender of type VMware Tanzu.

    Defender installed