You can deploy Kubernetes clusters to Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition directly from Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Console on vSphere.
When you deploy Kubernetes clusters from the management console, you select the following pre-existing resources to configure your cluster:
Use the Plan drop-down menu to select one of the plans that were configured during the deployment of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Console.
The plan defines the set of resources that the Kubernetes cluster will use. A summary of the selected plan appears as you hover over each option.
Enter a name and a host name for the cluster, and specify the number of worker nodes to create.
Note: Use only lowercase characters when naming your cluster if you manage your clusters with Tanzu Mission Control (TMC). Clusters with names that include an uppercase character cannot be attached to TMC.
Use the Network Profile and Compute Profile drop-down menus to select existing network and compute profiles for the cluster to use.
If you have not created any network or compute profiles, the management console uses the default profiles. In this case, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Console configures networking and compute for you, based on the plan that you selected.
Optionally use the Kubernetes Profile drop-down menu to select an existing Kubernetes profile for the cluster to use.
If you have not created any Kubernetes profiles, the management console uses the default Kubernetes profile. In this case, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Console configures the cluster for you, based on the plan that you selected.
Click Create to deploy your cluster.
You can follow the progress of the deployment of your cluster in the Clusters tab.
After you have deployed clusters, you can modify their configuration when they are in the Running state.
If you make a new version of Kubernetes available by upgrading Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Console, you can upgrade your existing clusters in the management console.
Select one or more clusters and click Upgrade.
Clusters must be in the running state for upgrade to be possible.
Click Upgrade to confirm.
You can delete a cluster that you no longer require.
To avoid an incomplete deletion, prepare the cluster for deletion before deleting it:
Remove all PVs with a reclaimPolicy of
Retain from the cluster.
Note: Before deleting a cluster, remove the PVs and PVCs from the cluster to avoid making orphan disks of the cluster’s attached disks.
To delete a cluster: