You can upgrade native and Tanzu Kubernetes clusters by using the Kubernetes Container Clusters plug-in.

You can upgrade a native cluster, if your service provider created one or more Kubernetes templates with higher Kubernetes versions using the Container Service Extension CLI.

For Tanzu Kubernetes clusters, if the parent supervisor cluster supports a higher Kubernetes version, you can upgrade a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster in VMware Cloud Director by using the Kubernetes Container Clusters plug-in.


  1. From the top navigation bar, select More > Kubernetes Container Clusters.
  2. Click the radio button next to a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster you want to upgrade.
    The upgrade column refreshes with information about the availability of an upgrade for the cluster. You can upgrade clusters with status Available.
  3. Select the Kubernetes version to which you want to upgrade the cluster.
  4. Click Upgrade.