Create Clusters in the Management Console

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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.

Create Clusters

  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 and Compute Profile drop-down menus to select existing network and compute profiles for the cluster to use.

    Network profile

    If you have not created any network or compute profiles, the management console uses the default profiles. In this case, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Console configures networking and compute 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 Create to deploy your cluster.

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

Update Cluster Configuration

After you have deployeed clusters, you can modify their configuration when they are in the Running state.

  1. Select a cluster in the Clusters tab and click Update. Update cluster
  2. 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

Upgrade Clusters to a New Version of Kubernetes

If you make a new version of Kubernetes available by upgrading Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Console, you can upgrade your existing clusters in the management console.

  1. Go to the TKG Integrated Edition view of the management console.
  2. Select the Clusters tab.
  3. Select one or more clusters and click Upgrade.

    Clusters must be in the running state for upgrade to be possible.

    Create cluster View a larger version of this image

  4. Click Upgrade to confirm.

    Create cluster View a larger version of this image

Delete Clusters

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

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