Installing Spring Cloud Services for VMware Tanzu

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Ensure that you have or have completed all items listed in Requirements. Then follow the below steps to install Spring Cloud Services.

Installation Steps

  1. Download Spring Cloud Services from VMware Tanzu Network.

  2. In the Installation Dashboard of Ops Manager, click Import a Product on the left sidebar to upload the Spring Cloud Services file.

  3. In the left sidebar, under Spring Cloud Services, click the + button next to the version number.

  4. When the Spring Cloud Services tile appears in the Installation Dashboard, click it. In the Settings tab, click Assign AZs and Networks.

    Azs and networks

    Select the availability zones for the tile to use. In the Network section, select the network used by VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS). When finished, click Save.

  5. Return to the Installation Dashboard.

  6. Click Review Pending Changes. For more information about this Ops Manager page, see Reviewing Pending Product Changes.

  7. Click Apply Changes to install the tile.

Running Alongside Previous Versions

Spring Cloud Services (SCS) 3.0–3.1 can be installed alongside earlier versions of Spring Cloud Services, including 2.0. SCS v3.1 includes a new Config Server service, which is named p.config-server instead of p-config-server as in v2.0 and earlier versions, and a new Service Registry service, which is named p.service-registry instead of p-service-registry as in v2.0 and earlier versions.

Even though you can run different SCS versions in parallel, VMware recommends that you migrate all your service instances to Spring Cloud Services v3.1.x to complete the upgrade. For more information, see Upgrading Spring Cloud Services for VMware Tanzu.

Differences Between v3.0–3.1 Config Server and Earlier Config Server

The p.config-server service includes new features (including the CredHub backend) and can run alongside the services included in 2.0 and earlier versions. You may wish to disable the older p-config-server service and allow only the new p.config-server Config Server service to be created.

Older Config Server service instances cannot be upgraded to the new p.config-server service. Instead, you must recreate p-config-server service instances. Most parameters used to create a p-config-server service instance with the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI), using the cf create-service command with the -c flag, can also be used to create a p.config-server service instance. The following parameters are exceptions which can be used with the p-config-server service but cannot be used with the p.config-server service:

  • git.repos
  • composite.git (see Composite Backends for information about how to configure the composite backend in the SCS 3.0–3.1 Config Server)
  • composite.vault (see Composite Backends for information about how to configure the composite backend in the SCS 3.0–3.1 Config Server)

SCS v3.1 service instances are backwards-compatible with version 2.0.1.RELEASE of the SCS client dependencies.