You can deploy a new VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI) instance on vSphere either by using the VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Portal configuration wizard to guide you through the configuration process, or by importing an existing YAML configuration file into the YAML editor.
If you deploy TKGI with plans that use Windows worker nodes, further configuration is required. See Enable Plans with Windows Worker Nodes for information about how to install a Windows Server stemcell and other necessary configuration actions that you must perform after you deploy Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition.
The Management Console takes values entered into the configuration wizard and sets them in Ops Manager, an older component that underlies TKGI and has its own UI. Because of this:
But there are configuration fields in Ops Manager that are not exposed by the configuration wizard, and which you can apply to your TKGI deployment. You can use the Ops Manager UI to configure the following, and the management console will not override their values:
BOSH Director tile fields, described in Configuring BOSH Director on vSphere in the Ops Manager Documentation:
TKGI tile tile fields, described in Installing Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition on vSphere:
Harbor tile fields, described in Installing and Configuring VMware Harbor Registry in the VMware Harbor Registry documentation: