You can update to the latest version of vSphere with Tanzu, including the vSphere infrastructure supporting vSphere with Tanzu clusters, the Kubernetes versions, and the Kubernetes CLI Tools for vSphere on clusters that managed by vSphere Lifecycle Manager.

You upgrade the ESXi version of the hosts in the Supervisor Cluster by remediating the cluster from vSphere Lifecycle Manager.
Note: You can use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to upgrade a Supervisor Cluster only if the cluster is being managed by vSphere Lifecycle Manager.

After the hosts are upgraded, vSphere Lifecycle Manager hands control back to the WCP service, which then performs the vSphere with Tanzu tasks. See How vSphere with Tanzu Clusters Are Updated.


  1. From the vSphere Client menu, select Workload Management.
  2. Select the Updates tab.
  3. Select the Available Version that you want to update to.
    For example, select the version v1.17.4-vsc0.0.2-16293900.
  4. Select the Supervisor Cluster to apply the update to.
  5. To initiate the update, click Apply Updates.
  6. Use the Recent Tasks pane to monitor the status of the update.