Monitor and Manage Enterprise PKS in the Management Console

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Warning: VMware Enterprise PKS v1.6 is no longer supported because it has reached the End of General Support (EOGS) phase as defined by the Support Lifecycle Policy. To stay up to date with the latest software and security updates, upgrade to a supported version.

After you have deployed VMware Enterprise PKS, you can use VMware Enterprise PKS Management Console to perform the following operations:

View Status, Clusters, and Nodes

You can find general information about your deployment, and information about all of the clusters and nodes running it, in the Enterprise PKS view of Enterprise PKS Management Console.

Obtain General Status Information

  1. Go to the Enterprise PKS view of the management console.
  2. Select the Summary tab for your Enterprise PKS instance.
    You see general information about your deployment, including the status and version of each component, as well as the names and addresses of the VMs that run those services.
    Summary of an Enterprise PKS deployment View a larger version of this image
  3. Select the Clusters tab to see detailed information about all of the clusters running in this instance.
    All clusters View a larger version of this image
  4. Select the Nodes tab to see detailed information about all of the nodes running in this instance.
    All nodes View a larger version of this image

Obtain Cluster Information

  1. Go to the Enterprise PKS view of the management console.
  2. Select the Clusters tab for your Enterprise PKS instance and select a cluster.
    On the Summary tab for the cluster, you see general information about that cluster, as well as networking, and the nodes in that cluster.
    • In the Cluster Overview panel, select the Availability Zone links to be taken the vSphere cluster, host group, or resource pool that contains the cluster.
    • In the Networking panel, select the links to be taken to each of the different components that comprise the network stack for the cluster.
    • In the Nodes panel, expand Masters and Workers and select the VM links to go to those VMs in the vSphere inventory. Overview of an individual cluster View a larger version of this image
  3. Select the Nodes tab to see details of all of the nodes that are running in that cluster. All nodes in an individual cluster View a larger version of this image
  4. Select the Namespaces tab to see the status and networking details of all of the namespaces that are running in that cluster. All namespaces in an individual cluster View a larger version of this image

Connect to Clusters in Kubernetes Dashboard

  1. Go to the Enterprise PKS view of the management console.
  2. Select the Clusters tab for your Enterprise PKS instance.
  3. Select a cluster.
  4. Select Open Kubenetes Dashboard for instructions about how to access the cluster by using Kubernetes Dashboard. Connect to a cluster in K8S Dashboard View a larger version of this image

Connect to Clusters with kubectl

  1. Go to the Enterprise PKS view of the management console.
  2. Select the Clusters tab for your Enterprise PKS instance.
  3. Select a cluster.
  4. Select Access Cluster for instructions about how to access the cluster by using kubectl. Connect to a cluster in K8S Dashboard View a larger version of this image
  5. Click Email to send the instructions to users who need to use kubectl to connect to this cluster.

Obtain Node Information

  1. Go to the Enterprise PKS view of the management console.
  2. Select the Nodes tab for your Enterprise PKS instance.
    This tab shows the general status, type, name, IP, and availability zone for all of the nodes that are running in your Enterprise PKS instance.

Obtain Deployment Metadata

The deployment metadata provides credentials, certificates, and other metadata about your Enterprise PKS deployment.

  1. Select Deployment Metadata. Deployment metadata View a larger version of this image
  2. Select the clipboard icon at the end of each row to copy the relevant value.

View Component Deployment Status

You can see the status of the individual components of your deployment.

  1. Expand Configuration and go to the PKS Configuration view of the management console.
  2. Select Deployment Status to see the status of the components.

Enterprise PKS deployment status View a larger version of this image


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