As a vSphere administrator, you can enable vSphere with Tanzu on vSphere clusters that you manage with a single VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager image. You can then use the Supervisor Cluster while it is managed by vSphere Lifecycle Manager.

vSphere Lifecycle Manager allows you to manage the ESXi hosts and clusters in your environment. 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.

vSphere Lifecycle Manager is a service that runs in vCenter Server. When you deploy vCenter Server, the vSphere Lifecycle Manager user interface is enabled in the HML5-based vSphere Client.

For more information about the vSphere Lifecycle Manager, see the Managing Host and Cluster Lifecycle documentation.