To provision a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster in an air-gapped environment, download the virtual machine image files and create a local content library. Import the images to the local library and associate it with the Supervisor Namespaces where you create the Tanzu Kubernetes clusters.

Use the following workflow to provision a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster in an air-gapped environment.
Step Description Instructions
1

Create a Local Content Library.

Create a Local Content Library for Air-Gapped Deployments
2

Download the OVA and OVF files from the public content delivery network (CDN).

Download Tanzu Kubernetes Release Image Files
3

Import the downloaded image files to the Local Content Library.

Import Tanzu Kubernetes Release Images to a Local Content Library
4

Associate the Local Content Library with the vSphere Namespace where you are the provisioning the Tanzu Kubernetes cluster.

Associate a vSphere Namespace with a Content Library
5

Provision a cluster using the virtual machine image synchronized from the Local Content Library.

Provision a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster Using an Image Pulled from a Local Content Library