Create Clusters in the Management Console

Note: As of v1.8, Enterprise PKS has been renamed to VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition. Some screenshots in this documentation do not yet reflect the change.

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You can deploy Kubernetes clusters to Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition directly from Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Console on vSphere.

When you deploy Kubernetes clusters from the management console, you select the following pre-existing resources to configure your cluster:

  • A plan from the list of plans that were defined when the management console was deployed.
  • An optional network profile. Network profiles allow cluster administrators and cluster managers to customize the networking for different types of Kubernetes cluster. For information about how to create network profiles in the management console, see Working with Network Profiles.
  • An optional Kubernetes profile. Kubernetes profiles enable cluster administrators and cluster managers to customize Kubernetes component settings for any clusters that they provision. You create Kubernetes profiles outside of the management console, by using the TKGI CLI to define the Kubernetes profile in your Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition instance..
  1. Go to the TKG Integrated Edition view of the management console.
  2. Select the Clusters tab and click Create Cluster. Create cluster View a larger version of this image
  3. Use the Plan drop-down menu to select one of the plans that were configured during the deployment of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Console.

    The plan defines the set of resources that the Kubernetes cluster will use. A summary of the selected plan appears as you hover over each option. Select plan for cluster

  4. Enter a name and a host name for the cluster, and specify the number of worker nodes to create.

    Cluster name and hostname

  5. Use the Network Profile drop-down menu to select an existing network profile for the cluster to use.

    Network profile

    If you have not created any network profiles, the management console uses the default network profile. In this case, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Console configures networking for you, based on the plan that you selected.

  6. Optionally use the Kubernetes Profile drop-down menu to select an existing Kubernetes profile for the cluster to use.

    Kubernetes profile

    If you have not created any Kubernetes profiles, the management console uses the default Kubernetes profile. In this case, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Console configures the cluster for you, based on the plan that you selected.

  7. Click Save to deploy your cluster.

    You can follow the progress of the deployment of your cluster in the Clusters tab. All clusters

  8. When your cluster is running, optionally select it in the Clusters tab and click Update. Update cluster

  9. Optionally update the number of worker nodes, change the network or Kubernetes profile, or expand Advanced Settings to update the settings for node drain and the pod shutdown grace period. Custer advanced settings

To delete a cluster that you no longer require, select it in the Clusters tab and click Delete. Delete cluster

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