To enable your tenant users to deploy container applications, deploy a Kubernetes cluster.

App Launchpad supports Container Service Extension of VMware Cloud Director version 2.6.1 or later.

The version of Container Service Extension that App Launchpad supports also depends on the VMware Cloud Director version that you run. Following is a list of the combinations of versions of VMware Cloud Director and Container Service Extension that App Launchpad supports.
VMware Cloud Director Version Container Service Extension Version
10.0.X 2.6.X
10.1.X 2.6.X
10.2.X 3.0.X

Install and configure the Container Service Extension with VMware Cloud Director before deploying App Launchpad.

If you deploy Container Service Extension after App Launchpad, you must manually add the Kubernetes related permissions to the App-Launchpad-Service role.

To use the Container Service Extension as an application deployment target, App Launchpad requires outbound access to the control plane node of each Kubernetes cluster that the Container Service Extension manages.

For information about installing and configuring the Container Service Extension, see https://vmware.github.io/container-service-extension/INTRO.html.

If you deploy the Kubernetes cluster behind an organization routed network, additional configuration is required. See https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/83215.