Tanzu Service Manager

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This topic is an overview of Tanzu Service Manager (TSMGR).


Tanzu Service Manager (TSMGR) is a feature within VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs) that enables operators to provide app developers with access to services through the cf marketplace. These services run on Kubernetes clusters such as those created with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition for consumption by TAS for VMs apps. TSMGR is available to all customers who use TAS for VMs.

For a 3-minute summary, watch Introduction to Tanzu Service Manager below:

For more information about the cf marketplace, see Managing Service Instances with the cf CLI. For more information about TKGI, see Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition.

TSMGR enables platform operators to:

  • Offer ISV and open-source Helm charts as on-demand services to TAS for VMs developers.

TSMGR enables app developers to:

  • Provision dedicated service instances onto a Kubernetes cluster through the cf marketplace.
  • Consume services running on TKGI in apps running on TAS for VMs.

Key Features

TSMGR includes the following key features:

  • A service broker that provisions dedicated service instances into a Kubernetes cluster and binds service instances to TAS for VMs apps.
  • A Command Line Interface (CLI) for managing service offerings.
  • The ability to create and manage a catalog of services to the cf marketplace.

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about TSMGR:

Element Details
TSMGR version 1.0.11
Release date October 9, 2020
Compatible TAS for VMs versions 2.10, 2.9, 2.8, 2.7, 2.6, 2.5, and 2.4
Compatible TKGI versions 1.7, 1.6, 1.5, 1.4, and 1.3
Compatible Kubernetes versions 1.18, 1.17, and 1.16
IaaS support AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, and vSphere
IPsec support No


TSMGR requires:

  • TAS for VMs Deployment: A running TAS for VMs deployment.
  • Kubernetes Cluster: A running Kubernetes cluster. TSMGR supports Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition clusters. For information about TKGI, see Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition.


Dedicated service instances created by TSMGR either provision an IaaS load balancer or use an ingress controller for ingress into each service instance. You cannot use ClusterIP for ingress.


If you have a feature request, questions or information about an issue, send an email to Tanzu Service Manager (TSMGR) Feedback.