To provision a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster in an air-gapped environment, import the downloaded image files to the Local Content Library.


  1. Log in to the vCenter Server using the vSphere Client.
  2. Select Menu > Content Libraries > .
  3. From the list of Content Libraries, click the link for the name of the Local Content Library you created.
  4. Click Actions.
  5. Select Import Item.
  6. In the Import Library Item window, select Local File.
  7. Click Upload Files.
  8. Select the files photon-ova.ovf and photon-ova-disk1.vmdk.
    You see the message 2 files ready to import. Each file is listed with a green check mark beside its name.
  9. Change the Destination Item name to include the full Kubernetes version from the directory where you downloaded the files.
    For example:
  10. Click Import.
  11. Reveal the Recent Tasks pane at the bottom of the page.
  12. Monitor the task Fetch Content of a Library Item and verify that it is successfully Completed.

What to do next

Associate the Local Content Library with the Supervisor Namespace.