Accepting Tanzu Application Platform EULAs, installing Cluster Essentials and the Tanzu CLI

This topic describes how to:

Accept the End User License Agreements

Before downloading and installing Tanzu Application Platform packages, you must accept the End User License Agreements (EULAs) as follows:

  1. Sign in to VMware Tanzu Network.

  2. Accept or confirm that you have accepted the EULAs for each of the following:

Example of accepting the Tanzu Application Platform EULA

To accept the Tanzu Application Platform EULA:

  1. Go to Tanzu Application Platform.

  2. Select the Click here to sign the EULA link in the yellow warning box under the release drop-down menu. If the yellow warning box is not visible, the EULA has already been accepted.

    Screenshot of a VMware Tanzu Network download page.

  3. Select Agree in the bottom-right of the dialog box as seen in the following screenshot.

    Screenshot of a dialog box inviting the reader to accept the EULA. The AGREE button is framed.

This example shows that you have now accepted the EULAs for Tanzu Application Platform. In addition, you must accept the EULAs for Cluster Essentials for VMware Tanzu and for Tanzu Build Services and its associated components as stated above.

Set the Kubernetes cluster context

To set the Kubernetes cluster context:

  1. List the existing contexts by running:

    kubectl config get-contexts
    

    For example:

    $ kubectl config get-contexts
    CURRENT   NAME                                CLUSTER           AUTHINFO                                NAMESPACE
            aks-repo-trial                      aks-repo-trial    clusterUser_aks-rg-01_aks-repo-trial
    *       aks-tap-cluster                     aks-tap-cluster   clusterUser_aks-rg-01_aks-tap-cluster
    
  2. Set the context to the cluster that you want to use for the Tanzu Application Platform packages installation by running:

    kubectl config use-context CONTEXT
    

    Where CONTEXT is the cluster that you want to use. For example, aks-tap-cluster.

    For example:

    $ kubectl config use-context aks-tap-cluster
    Switched to context "aks-tap-cluster".
    

Install Cluster Essentials for Tanzu

Cluster Essentials for VMware Tanzu simplifies the process of installing the open-source Carvel tools on your cluster. It includes a script to download and install supported versions of kapp-controller and secretgen-controller on the target cluster. It also installs the kapp, imgpkg, ytt, and kbld CLIs on your local machine. Currently, Cluster Essentials only supports macOS and Linux.

When you are using a VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster, there is no need to install Cluster Essentials because the contents of Cluster Essentials are already installed on your cluster.

To install Cluster Essentials, see Deploying Cluster Essentials.

Install or update the Tanzu CLI and plug-ins

You use the Tanzu CLI and plug-ins to install and use the Tanzu Application Platform functions and features.

To install the Tanzu CLI and plug-ins:

  1. Sign in to VMware Tanzu Network.
  2. Go to the TAP Release v1.1.0 > tanzu-cli-v0.11.2 download tile page.
  3. Download the Tanzu framework bundle for your operating system.
  4. (Optional) If an earlier upgrade attempt failed, it might be best to uninstall the previous version of the Tanzu CLI and associated plug-ins and files. To do so, see Remove Tanzu CLI, plug-ins, and associated files.

For Windows installation instructions, see Install Tanzu CLI: Windows.

Install Tanzu CLI: Linux or macOS

  1. Create a $HOME/tanzu directory on your local machine.
  2. Unpack the downloaded TAR file into the $HOME/tanzu directory by running:

    • For Linux:

      tar -xvf tanzu-framework-linux-amd64.tar -C $HOME/tanzu
      
    • For macOS:

      tar -xvf tanzu-framework-darwin-amd64.tar -C $HOME/tanzu
      
  3. Set the environment variable TANZU_CLI_NO_INIT to true to ensure the local downloaded versions of the CLI core and plug-ins are installed by running:

    export TANZU_CLI_NO_INIT=true
    
  4. Install or update the CLI core by running:

    • For Linux:

      cd $HOME/tanzu
      export VERSION=v0.11.2 
      sudo install cli/core/$VERSION/tanzu-core-linux_amd64 /usr/local/bin/tanzu
      
    • For macOS:

      cd $HOME/tanzu
      export VERSION=v0.11.2 
      install cli/core/$VERSION/tanzu-core-darwin_amd64 /usr/local/bin/tanzu
      
  5. Confirm the installation by running:

    tanzu version
    

    Expected outcome:

    version: v0.11.2
    ...
    
  6. Proceed to Install/Update Tanzu CLI plug-ins

Install Tanzu CLI: Windows

  1. Open the Windows file browser.

  2. Create a Program Files\tanzu directory on your local machine.

  3. From the Downloads directory, right-click the tanzu-framework-windows.amd64.zip file, select the Extract All… menu option, enter C:\Program files\tanzu in the Files are extracted to this directory: text box, and click the Extract.

  4. From the Program Files\tanzu directory, move and rename; the executable file from

    Program Files\tanzu\cli\core\v0.11.2\tanzu-core-windows_amd64.exe
    

    to

    Program Files\tanzu\tanzu.exe
    
  5. From the Program Files directory, right-click the tanzu directory and select Properties > Security.

  6. Ensure that your user account has the Full Control permission.

  7. Use Windows Search to search for env, select Edit the system environment variables, click Environment Variables on the bottom right of the dialogue box.

  8. Find and select the Path row under System variables, click Edit.

  9. Click New, enter the path value, click OK.

    Note: The path value must not include tanzu.exe. For example, C:\Program Files\tanzu.

  10. Click New following the System Variables section, add a new environmental variable named TANZU_CLI_NO_INIT with a variable value true, click OK.

  11. Use Windows Search to search for cmd, select Command Prompt to open the command line terminal.

  12. Verify the Tanzu CLI installation by running:

    tanzu version
    

    Expected outcome:

    version: v0.11.2
    ...
    
  13. Proceed to Install/Update Tanzu CLI plug-ins

Install/Update Tanzu CLI plug-ins

To install or update Tanzu CLI plug-ins from your terminal, follow these steps:

  1. Install plug-ins from the $HOME/tanzu directory (if on Linux or macOS) or Program Files\tanzu directory (if on Windows) by running:

    tanzu plugin install --local cli all
    
  2. Verify that you installed the plug-ins by running:

    tanzu plugin list
    

    Expected outcome:

    NAME                DESCRIPTION                                                                   SCOPE       DISCOVERY             VERSION      STATUS
    login               Login to the platform                                                         Standalone  default               v0.11.1      not installed
    management-cluster  Kubernetes management-cluster operations                                      Standalone  default               v0.11.1      not installed
    package             Tanzu package management                                                      Standalone  default               v0.11.1      installed
    pinniped-auth       Pinniped authentication operations (usually not directly invoked)             Standalone  default               v0.11.1      not installed
    secret              Tanzu secret management                                                       Standalone  default               v0.11.1      installed
    services            Discover Service Types, Service Instances and manage Resource Claims (ALPHA)  Standalone                        v0.2.0-rc.1  installed
    accelerator         Manage accelerators in a Kubernetes cluster                                   Standalone                        v1.1.0       installed
    apps                Applications on Kubernetes                                                    Standalone                        v0.5.0       installed
    insight             post & query image, package, source, and vulnerability data                   Standalone                        v1.1.0       installed
    

Note: Currently, insight plug-in only supports macOS and Linux.

You can now proceed with installing the Tanzu Application Platform Package and Profiles.

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