With Connect, you can use the Google Cloud console to manage your admin cluster and user clusters for Anthos clusters on VMware (GKE on-prem).
When you create a cluster, you provide registration information in the
gkeConnect section of the cluster configuration file. Anthos clusters on VMware
uses that information to register your cluster to a fleet—a unified way
to view and manage multiple clusters and their workloads as part of
Anthos. You can find out more about fleets and the functionality that
they enable in the Fleets guide.
As of version 1.9, user cluster registration is required at the time of creation. For user clusters that are upgraded to version 1.9 or later, registration is required during the upgrade.
To register a cluster after it has been created, fill in the
gkeConnect section of its configuration file, and then
gkectl update cluster for a user cluster, or
gkectl update admin for an admin cluster.
Anthos clusters on VMware does not support using
gcloud to manually change the
registration of a cluster.
Logging into your cluster
To manage a registered Anthos clusters on VMware cluster from the Google Cloud console, you need to log in to the cluster from the Google Cloud console.
Follow the instructions in logging into clusters to create the necessary roles and accounts and log in to your cluster.
Learn about multi-cluster management with Connect.
Learn about cluster authentication with OpenID Connect (OIDC).