Starting with vSphere 7.0 Update 1, you can enable vSphere with Tanzu on a cluster that uses a single vSphere Lifecycle Manager image.

Requirements

  • All ESXi hosts in the cluster must be of version 7.0 Update 1 and later.
  • All ESXi hosts in the Supervisor Cluster are assigned the VMware vSphere 7 Enterprise Plus with Add-on for Kubernetes license.
  • vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1 and later.
  • For the specific vSphere with Tanzu configuration requirements, see the vSphere with Tanzu documentation.

Supported Workflows

The following workflows are supported for clusters that are enabled for both vSphere Lifecycle Manager images and vSphere with Tanzu.
  • You can enable vSphere with Tanzu on a cluster that you manage with a single vSphere Lifecycle Manager image.

    You enable vSphere with Tanzu from the Workload Management user interface in the vSphere Client.

  • You can upgrade a Supervisor Cluster to the latest version of vSphere with Tanzu. You can also upgrade the ESXi version of the hosts in the Supervisor Cluster.

    You perform the upgrade of the Supervisor Cluster from the Workload Management user interface in the vSphere Client.

    You upgrade the ESXi version of the hosts in the Supervisor Cluster by remediating the cluster from the vSphere Lifecycle Manager user interface in the vSphere Client.

    Note: You cannot perform a simultaneous upgrade of both vSphere with Tanzu and ESXi.
  • You disable vSphere with Tanzu from the Workload Management user interface in the vSphere Client.You can disable vSphere with Tanzu on a cluster that uses a single vSphere Lifecycle Manager image.

    When you disable vSphere with Tanzu, you can use the cluster for traditional virtual machine workloads.

  • You can add and remove hosts to and from a cluster that has both vSphere with Tanzu and vSphere Lifecycle Manager enabled.

    For more information about adding and removing hosts to and from a cluster, see the vCenter Server and Host Management documentation.

For detailed information about working with a Supervisor Cluster that uses a single image, see the "Managing a Supervisor Cluster Using vSphere Lifecycle Manager" section in the vSphere with Tanzu documentation.

Scalability

For information about the scalability that vSphere Lifecycle Manager supports, visit the VMware Configuration Maximums Matrix at https://configmax.vmware.com/.