Installing Cloud Native Runtimes on VMware Tanzu

This topic describes how to install Cloud Native Runtimes on several VMware Tanzu products in as little as 3 steps. Install a working Kubernetes cluster using a VMware provider of your choice with the correct physical resources. Install the necessary cli tools on your local machine. Then download and install CNR and kApp on your Kubernetes cluster.

Prerequisites

The following is an overview of prerequisites required to install Cloud Native Runtimes:

Cluster Hardware Requirements
Physical Resources Single Node Multi Node
CPU 6 2
RAM 6 4
Disk Storage 30 20
  • Kubernetes v1.20 or later.

  • Local command line tools required:

  • Kubernetes cluster software required:

    • CNR
    • kapp-controller
    • secretgen-controller

Note: See the CNR Compatibility Matrix for compatible versions.

  • For a successful install limit your cluster software install to just what’s shown here.

Install local commandline tools

To install Cloud Native Runtimes you first need to install software on your local machine.

To Install Carvel Tools Suite: - kapp - ytt - kbld

  • Via Homebrew on MacOS or Linux
    brew tap vmware-tanzu/carvel
    brew install ytt kbld kapp imgpkg
    
  • Via script on MacOS or Linux
    wget -O- https://carvel.dev/install.sh | bash
    # or with curl...
    curl -L https://carvel.dev/install.sh | bash
    

To install Kube-ctl and KN cli: - Install Tools | Kubernetes - Installing kn - Knative

Download Cloud Native Runtimes

To install Cloud Native Runtimes, you must first download the installation package from VMware Tanzu Network.

To download Cloud Native Runtimes:

  1. Log into VMware Tanzu Network.
  2. Navigate to the Cloud Native Runtimes release page.
  3. Download the cloud-native-runtimes-<RELEASE_TARBALL_NAME> archive.
  4. Extract the tarball cloud-native-runtimes-<RELEASE_TARBALL_NAME>.tgz, for example:
    tar -xvf cloud-native-runtimes-<RELEASE_TARBALL_NAME>.tgz
    

Install on Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

To install Cloud Native Runtimes on Tanzu Kubernetes Grid:

  1. Target the cluster you want to use. See Connect to Your New Cluster in the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid documentation.

  2. Verify that you are targeting the correct Kubernetes cluster. Run:

    kubectl cluster-info
    
  3. Run the installation script from the cloud-native-runtimes directory:

    ./bin/install.sh
    

Install on TKGI

To install Cloud Native Runtimes on Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition:

  1. Target the cluster you want to use. See Create a Kubernetes Cluster in the TKGI documentation.

  2. Verify that you are targeting the correct Kubernetes cluster. Run:

    kubectl cluster-info
    
  3. Run the installation script from the cloud-native-runtimes directory:

    ./bin/install.sh
    

Install on Tanzu Mission Control

To install Cloud Native Runtimes on Tanzu Mission Control:

  1. Target the cluster you want to use. See Register Your Management Cluster in the Tanzu Mission Control documentation.

  2. Verify that you are targeting the correct Kubernetes cluster. Run:

    kubectl cluster-info
    
  3. Run the installation script from the cloud-native-runtimes directory:

    ./bin/install.sh
    

Install on vSphere

To install Cloud Native Runtimes on vSphere 7.0 with Tanzu:

  1. Target the cluster you want to use. See Register Your Management Cluster with Tanzu Mission Control in the VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid documentation.

  2. Verify that you are targeting the correct Kubernetes cluster. Run:

    kubectl cluster-info
    
  3. Run the installation script from the cloud-native-runtimes directory:

    cnr_provider=tkgs ./bin/install.sh
    
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