Register Your Management Cluster with Tanzu Mission Control

This topic explains how to register Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management clusters with Tanzu Mission Control.

NOTE: The instructions in this topic are intended for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid v1.4.1 and later. Tanzu Mission Control does not support the registration of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid v1.4.0 management clusters and lifecycle management of v1.4.0 workload clusters. Upgrade Tanzu Kubernetes Grid to v1.4.1 or later to register a management cluster with Tanzu Mission Control.

About Registering Management Clusters with Tanzu Mission Control

Registering Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management clusters with Tanzu Mission Control allows you to provision and manage Tanzu Kubernetes clusters by using the Tanzu Mission Control dashboard interface. To register your Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management cluster with Tanzu Mission Control:

  • You must be a member of VMware Cloud Services organization that has access to Tanzu Mission Control. For more information, see Getting Started with VMware Tanzu Mission Control in the Tanzu Mission Control documentation.
  • Management clusters that you register in Tanzu Mission Control must be production clusters with multiple control plane nodes. This configuration allows Tanzu Mission Control to support complete lifecycle management for Tanzu Kubernetes clusters that are managed by the management cluster. For more information, see Requirements for Registering a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster with Tanzu Mission Control in the Tanzu Mission Control documentation.

Supported Infrastructure Providers

At time of publication, you can only register Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management clusters that are deployed on certain infrastructure providers. For a list of currently supported providers, see Requirements for Registering a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster with Tanzu Mission Control in the Tanzu Mission Control documentation.

Amazon EC2

If you are deploying your management cluster to Amazon EC2, you must manually set the IAM permissions described in Tanzu Mission Control before deploying the cluster. These permissions are required by the Tanzu Mission Control agent.

Procedure

After you have deployed your management cluster through the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid installer interface or the Tanzu CLI, follow these instructions in the Tanzu Mission Control documentation:

  1. Register a Management Cluster with Tanzu Mission Control and then Complete the Registration of a Management Cluster.

  2. (Optional) After you successfully register a management cluster, you can add any existing Tanzu Kubernetes clusters that are currently managed by the management cluster to Tanzu Mission Control. To manage these clusters in Tanzu Mission Control, see Add a Workload Cluster into Tanzu Mission Control Management.

What’s Next

After you register your management cluster, you can use Tanzu Mission Control to deploy, manage, and monitor your Tanzu Kubernetes clusters. For more information about how Tanzu Mission Control allows you to manage Tanzu Kubernetes clusters, see Managing the Lifecycle of Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters in the Tanzu Mission Control documentation.

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