This page describes the node operating system (node OS) image that runs on Anthos clusters on VMware (GKE on-prem) cluster nodes.
Anthos clusters on VMware cluster nodes run Ubuntu by default. The image is similar to Google Kubernetes Engine's Ubuntu node image.
Anthos clusters on VMware node pools also support Container-Optimized OS. Container-Optimized OS on Anthos clusters on VMware supports kdump for debugging kernel issues.
Anthos clusters on VMware offers the following node image options per OS for your cluster:
|Container-Optimized OS||General Availability for node pool support
Preview for the admin cluster
New Anthos clusters on VMware versions sometimes introduce a new Kubernetes version for clusters. Version changes are announced in Release notes. To learn which Kubernetes version your cluster runs, see Versions.
- Anthos clusters on VMware's node OS has the following tools preinstalled:
- Anthos clusters on VMware's node OS has the
debug-toolboxcontainer image preinstalled.
debug-toolboxincludes several packages for debugging node issues. You run an accompanying shell script,
toolbox, to unpack and run the
debug-toolboxcontainer. Learn about the
As of Anthos clusters on VMware version 1.1.0-gke.6, the node OS' default networking configuration is disabled to support static IP allocation.
See node security.