Deploy Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition from the Management Console

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You can deploy a new VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI) instance on vSphere either by using the VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Portal configuration wizard to guide you through the configuration process, or by importing an existing YAML configuration file into the YAML editor.

If you deploy TKGI with plans that use Windows worker nodes, further configuration is required. See Enable Plans with Windows Worker Nodes for information about how to install a Windows Server stemcell and other necessary configuration actions that you must perform after you deploy Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition.

Additional Ops Manager Configurations

The Management Console takes values entered into the configuration wizard and sets them in Ops Manager, an older component that underlies TKGI and has its own UI. Because of this:

  • The configuration wizard often makes using the Ops Manager UI unnecessary
  • Values set in the configuration wizard override values set in Ops Manager

But there are configuration fields in Ops Manager that are not exposed by the configuration wizard, and which you can apply to your TKGI deployment. You can use the Ops Manager UI to configure the following, and the management console will not override their values:

  • BOSH Director tile fields, described in Configuring BOSH Director on vSphere in the Ops Manager Documentation:

    • Director Config pane:
      • Custom SSH Banner
      • Identification Tags
      • Health Monitor
      • CredHub Encryption Provider
      • Blobstore Location
      • Database Location
    • BOSH DNS Config pane: all fields
    • Syslog pane: all fields
    • Resource Config pane:
      • Master Compilation Job
  • TKGI tile tile fields, described in Installing Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition on vSphere:

    • Networking pane:
      • Enable outbound internet access
    • Host Monitoring pane:
      • Enable Telegraf Outputs?
    • In-Cluster Monitoring pane:
      • Enable node exporter on workers
    • Errands pane:
      • NSX-T Validation errand
      • Run smoke tests
      • Create pre-defined Wavefront alerts errand
      • Delete all clusters errand
      • Delete pre-defined Wavefront alerts errand
  • Harbor tile fields, described in Installing and Configuring VMware Harbor Registry in the VMware Harbor Registry documentation:

    • General pane:
      • Static IP Address
      • Wait time for Harbor Tile migration complete
    • Credentials pane:
      • Admin Password to run smoke test
    • Image Scanners pane:
      • Install Trivy
    • Errands pane:
      • smoke-testing
      • deregister Harbor UAA client
  • Resource Config pane:

    • smoke-testing

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