After you have performed the steps described in Download and Install the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid CLI and either or both of Prepare to Deploy Management Clusters to vSphere and Prepare to Deploy Management Clusters to Amazon EC2, you can start deploying Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management clusters to the platform of your choice.

You can deploy Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management clusters in two ways:

  • By starting a local instance of the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid installer interface, which provides a graphical installer to guide you through the deployment process. This is the recommended method.
  • By using CLI commands to deploy the management cluster from a configuration that you provide in a YAML template file.

The Tanzu Kubernetes Grid CLI allows you to provision and manage Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management clusters on the following platforms:

You can provision the management cluster in both a single node control plane configuration for development, and in a highly available, multi-node control plane configuration for production environments.

Deploying Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters

After you have deployed and configured the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management cluster, you use the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid CLI to deploy CNCF conformant Kubernetes clusters and manage their lifecycle.

You can use the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid CLI to deploy Tanzu Kubernetes clusters to the following platforms:

  • vSphere 6.7u3
  • vSphere 7.0
  • Amazon EC2

For information about how to deploy Tanzu Kubernetes clusters to your chosen platform, see Deploying Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters and Managing their Lifecycle.

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