You must have a TKG management cluster to manage TKG workload clusters. With VMware Telco Cloud Automation, you can manage multiple workload clusters with a single TKG management cluster.

For deploying VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance, you must create a TKG management cluster in VMware Telco Cloud Automation for managing the workload cluster for VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance deployment. A VMware Telco Cloud Automation management template is used to define the resources and configuration of the management cluster such as the number of Control Plane Node (CPNs), number of worker nodes, CPU, orthe memory configuration for the nodes, CNI provider, CSI provider, and more. Use the sizing chart information for determining the size and the resource requirements required for the management cluster based on the VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance footprint. For more information on the different footprint sizing and specifications, see the Non HA-Based System Requirements and HA-Based System Requirements.

The wizard in the VMware Telco Cloud Automation Manager UI for creating the management cluster guides you through the steps. If multiple versions of Kubernetes are supported by VMware Telco Cloud Automation, verify that you select one that the VMware Telco Cloud Service Assurance supports. For more information on how to deploy TKG management cluster, see Deploy a Management Cluster in VMware Telco Cloud Automation documentation.