Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) Clusters As-A-Service with vRealize Automation OOTB integration with vSphere with Tanzu.

In this blog I m going to cover how vRealize Automation / vRealize Automation Cloud integrate out of the box with vSphere with Tanzu that will help empower DevOps teams to easily request, provision and operate a Tanzu Kubernets Grid (TKG) as a service.


vRealize Automation is a Multi-Cloud modern infrastructure automation platform with event-driven state management, designed to help organizations control and secure self-service for Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Public Cloud automation with governance with a DevOps based infrastructure delivery approach.

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It helps improve IT agility, productivity and efficiency so you can prepare for the future of your business, providing organizations a consistent way of automation across cloud and data centers. Read More!

As for vSphere 7 with Tanzu, its considered the biggest release of vSphere in over a decade. It enables millions of IT administrators across the globe to get started with Kubernetes workloads within an hour give or take.

Its truly a new generation of vSphere for containerized applications and the fastest path to Kubernetes. This single, streamlined solution bridges the gap between IT operations and developers with a new kind of infrastructure for modern, cloud-native application both on premises and in public clouds.

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On one side it empower developers with secure, self-service access to a fully compliant and conformant Kubernetes API and on the other side it empower IT Operators with visibility into Kubernetes workloads and clusters and it allows them to manage policies for an entire group of VMs, Containers or both with a unified platform. Read More!


  • A Tanzu Basic vSphere 7.0.3 Update 3e environment is what I am using here, with Workload Management enabled.
  • An instance of vRealize Automation 8.6.1 or higher on premises Or vRealize Automation Cloud (SaaS).

Step-by-Step Flowchart

To simplify the steps I have created a flowchart as a reference that we will be going through to outline and explain all the needed steps, describing each step with screenshots to help you follow along to configure the integration and allows you to provision both Supervisor Namespaces and Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Clusters using vRealize Automation.

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But Wait, There’s More!

Make sure to watch my video for this blog post on YouTube If you want to see me going over the above step-by-step flowchart and doing a live demo provisioning a Supervisor Namespace , A Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster from vRealize Automation using VMware Cloud Templates and the Self-Service Portal.

I will also be deploying a Kubernetes Voting-App on the provisioned Kubernetes Cluster from the command line using Kubectl.

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