You can configure a PKS resource connection on premises and in the cloud to support Kubernetes integration and management capabilities in vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly.

PKS integrations enable you to manage PKS instances on premises and in the cloud and Kubernetes clusters provisioned on PKS and external clusters. You must create a Kubernetes profile and associate it with a project to support policy-based placement of resources.



  1. Select Infrastructure > Connections > Integrations and click Add Integration.
  2. Select VMware Enterprise PKS.
  3. Enter the IP address or FQDN, and PKS address for the PKS cloud account you are creating.
    • The IP address is the FQDN or IP address of the PKS user authentication server.
    • The PKS address is the FQDN or IP address for the main PKS server.
  4. Select whether this PKS server is local or located in the public cloud or on a private cloud.
  5. Enter an appropriate Username and Password for the PKS server and other related information..
  6. If you use tags to support a tagging strategy, enter capability tags. See How do I use tags to manage vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly resources and deployments and Creating a Tagging Strategy.
  7. Click Add.


You can create Kubernetes zones and assign them to a project, or you can discover external Kubernetes clusters and assign those clusters to projects. In addition, you can add or create Kubernetes namespaces that facilitate management of clusters among large groups and organizations.

What to do next

Create or select the appropriate Kubernetes zones, then select one or more clusters or namespaces, and assign them to a project. After that, you can create and publish blueprints to enable users to generate self-service deployments that use Kubernetes.