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Part 1 - Introduction and Environment Details

On June 29th VMware launched VMware Tanzu Mission Control Self-Managed which enabled the users to bring the power of Tanzu Mission Control SaaS deployment model to their self-managed infrastructures. The official VMware documentation details the features included as part of the initial release.

Tanzu Mission Control Self-Managed is a comprehensive API-driven cluster management platform, provided through a packaged deployment model, that allows you to monitor and manage your fleet of Kubernetes clusters from a single point of control. Tanzu Mission Control Self-Managed builds on the success of the SaaS deployment model for Tanzu Mission Control by enabling you to deploy the cluster management stack atop your own infrastructure.

TMC Self-Managed provides a very smooth installation experience to its users, one of the easiest installation workflows in the Tanzu product suite. This series of posts is aimed at providing a detailed walkthrough to users who want to get started with deploying TMC Self-Managed on their own and explore its capabilities.

Installing Tanzu Mission Control Self-Managed Series

Environment Details

For a detailed set of prerequisites and compatibility matrix please refer to Preparing your cluster for Tanzu Mission Control Self-Managed section of the VMware documentation. For this series, the environment details are as follows

Component Version
VMware vCenter Server 7.0 Update 3l, build-21477706
VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3m, build-21686933
Tanzu Kubernetes Grid v2.2
Kubernetes v1.25.7
Load Balancer VMware NSX ALB (Avi) v22.1.2
Harbor Image Registry Photon v4 Harbor v2.7.1 OVA
OIDC Compliant identity provider Okta
Jumpbox CentOS 7