If you have a VMware account, you can use it to sign up for Tanzu Service Mesh in VMware Cloud Services. You can select an existing organization for Tanzu Service Mesh or can create an organization and add Tanzu Service Mesh to it.


Verify the following prerequisites:

  • You have a VMware account.

  • You have received an email with a Tanzu Service Mesh activation link from VMware.


  1. Paste the Tanzu Service Mesh activation link from the email received from VMware into Chrome.
  2. On the VMware Cloud Services login page, click the email address for your VMware account.
  3. Enter the password for your VMware account and click Sign In.
  4. On the Welcome to VMware Cloud Services page, select an organization to which you want to add Tanzu Service Mesh.



    Add Tanzu Service Mesh to an existing organization.

    Select the organization on the right side of the page.

    Add Tanzu Service Mesh to a new organization.

    1. Click Create New Organization.

    2. Provide a name for the organization.

    3. Specify the address for the organization.

    4. Read and accept the terms of service.

    5. Click Continue and then select the organization.


You have signed up for Tanzu Service Mesh. The Welcome to Tanzu Service Mesh page appears. Tanzu Service Mesh takes a few minutes to create a software as a service (SaaS) tenant for your organization in VMware Cloud and deploy the necessary service mesh microservices. When the setup is complete, the Onboard Clusters panel appears. You can use this panel to onboard your cluster to Tanzu Service Mesh.