Implementing the Developer Ready Infrastructure for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution includes configuring vCenter Server and NSX-T Data Center and activating vSphere with Tanzu.

To implement and configure developer ready infrastructure, two alternative methods exist. You can use the user interface of each component in the solution or you can use PowerShell cmdlets. You can directly reuse the PowerShell commands by replacing the provided sample values with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.

This guidance provides a prescriptive path for deploying vSphere with Tanzu, Tanzu Kubernetes clusters using the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service, and sample Kubernetes applications in a VI workload domain. For more information on other deployment options and configurations, read the vSphere with Tanzu Configuration and Management guide. See the vSphere with Tanzu product documentation on the vSphere documentation page.


  • Verify that your environment is configured according to Before You Apply This Guidance and the Developer Ready Infrastructure tab of the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.
  • If you want to use the included Microsoft PowerShell cmdlets to perform implementation and configuration procedures, verify that your system fulfils the following prerequisites.
    • Verify that the required service accounts and security groups are created in Active Directory.
    • Verify that the CertGenVVS utility (see, is available for generating certificates.
    • Verify that your system has Microsoft PowerShell 5.1 installed. See Microsoft PowerShell.
    • Install the PowerValidatedSolutions PowerShell module together with the supporting modules from the PowerShell Gallery by running the following commands.
      Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -MinimumVersion 12.4.1
      Install-Module -Name VMware.vSphere.SsoAdmin -MinimumVersion 1.3.7
      Install-Module -Name ImportExcel -MinimumVersion 7.1.1
      Install-Module -Name PowerVCF -MinimumVersion 2.2.0
      Install-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions -MinimumVersion 1.9.0
    • Import the PowerValidatedSolutions and the PowerCLI PowerShell modules by running the following commands.
      Import-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -MinimumVersion 12.4.1
      Import-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions -MinimumVersion 1.9.0