You can configure a VMware PKS integration, also know as a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGi) integration, on premises and in the cloud to support Kubernetes integration and management capabilities in Automation Assembler.

TKGI integrations enable you to manage TKGI instances on premises and in the cloud and Kubernetes clusters provisioned on TKGI and external clusters. You must create a Kubernetes profile and associate it with a project to support policy-based placement of resources.



  1. Select Infrastructure > Connections > Integrations and click Add Integration.
  2. Select VMware PKS.
  3. Enter the IP address or FQDN, and TKGI address for the TKGI cloud account you are creating.
    • The IP address is the FQDN or IP address of the TKGI user authentication server.
    • The TKGI address is the FQDN or IP address for the main TKGI server.
  4. Select whether this TKGI server is local or located in the public cloud or on a private cloud.
  5. Enter an appropriate Username and Password for the TKGI server and other related information..
  6. Enter an appropirate CA certificate information. This should specify the pks_tls certificate that secures access to the PKS/TKGI API endpoint. You can enter any certificate authority on the certificate path. The TKGI API Service certificate is used to secure access to the TKGI API endpoint.
  7. If you use tags to support a tagging strategy, enter capability tags. See How do I use tags to manage Automation Assembler resources and deployments and Creating a tagging strategy.
  8. Click Add.


You can create Kubernetes zones and assign them to a project, or you can discover external Kubernetes clusters and assign those clusters to projects. In addition, you can add or create Kubernetes namespaces that facilitate management of clusters among large groups and organizations.

What to do next

Create or select the appropriate Kubernetes zones, then select one or more clusters or namespaces, and assign them to a project. After that, you can create and publish cloud templates to enable users to generate self-service deployments that use Kubernetes.