You may find that you require more resources to host your data services. DMS allows you to add additional vSphere Clusters to your installation at any time after deployment.

Adding infrastructure to your running Data Management for VMware Tanzu installation is similar to the same task performed during deployment: the Organization Administrator deploys a new Agent VM and onboards the Agent with DMS.


These procedures are typically performed by a Data Management for VMware Tanzu user in the Organization Administrator role.


Perform the following procedure to add infrastructure to your Data Management for VMware Tanzu installation:

  1. Deploy an Agent VM Using a vSphere Client.

  2. Prepare to Onboard the Agent by ensuring that:

    • The Agent VM is deployed and has booted properly.
    • The Agent VM /etc/hosts file includes an entry similar to the following:

      <Agent Appliance vCenter-IP>       company_vc.vsphere.local
    • You can identify the root login credentials for the newly-deployed Agent VM.
  3. Onboard the Agent with Data Management for VMware Tanzu.

    Note: If you run into any issues with the onboarding, you must delete the Agent VM, delete the infrastructure, and re-start the deployment and onboarding process from scratch.

  4. Validate that the infrastructure was added successfully by examining its Status (should be Online) and using the infrastructure (provision a Service Instance).

Addressing Onboarding Issues

If you run into an issue during Agent onboarding, you must delete the infrastructure and re-start the deployment and onboarding process.

Deleting Misconfigured Infrastructure

Warning: Data Management for VMware Tanzu supports deleting infrastructure only to repair an issue that you encounter during Agent onboarding.

Perform the following procedure to delete a misconfigured infrastructure:

  1. Delete the Agent VM from vCenter.

  2. Log in to the Data Management for VMware Tanzu console.

  3. Select Infrastructures from the left navigation pane.

    This action displays the Infrastructures view, a table that lists the currently onboarded infrastructure.

  4. Examine the infrastructures listed in the table, identify the infrastructure that you want to delete, and navigate to that table row.

  5. Click the infrastructure Agent VM IP.

    The infrastructure information Details tab displays.

  6. Click the INFRA ACTIONS button located in the upper right-hand corner of the view, and select Delete from the pop-up menu.

    The Confirmation dialog displays.

  7. If you are certain that you want to delete the infrastructure, click CONFIRM.

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