User cluster configuration file

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This page describes the fields in the Anthos clusters on VMware (GKE on-prem) user cluster configuration file.

Generating a template for your configuration file

If you used gkeadm to create your admin workstation, then gkeadm generated a template for your user cluster configuration file. And gkeadm filled in some of the fields for you.

If you did not use gkeadm to create your admin workstation, you can use gkectl to generate a template for your user cluster configuration file.

To generate a template for your user cluster configuration file:

gkectl create-config cluster --config=OUTPUT_FILENAME --gke-on-prem-version=VERSION

Replace the following:

OUTPUT_FILENAME: a path of your choice for the generated template. If you omit this flag, gkectl names the file user-cluster.yaml and puts it in the current directory.

VERSION: the desired version number. For example: gkectl create-config cluster --gke-on-prem-version=1.10.0-gke.8.

Template

Filling in your configuration file

In your configuration file, enter field values as described in the following sections.

name

Required
Immutable
String

A name of your choice for your user cluster. The name must:

  • contain at most 40 characters
  • contain only lowercase alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (-)
  • start with an alphabetic character
  • end with an alphanumeric character

Example:

name: "my-user-cluster"

gkeOnPremVersion

Required
Mutable
String

The Anthos clusters on VMware version for your user cluster.

Example:

gkeOnPremVersion: "1.10.0-gke.1"

vCenter

This section holds information about your vSphere environment and your connection to vCenter Server.

If you want a field in this section to be the same as what you specified for your admin cluster, remove the field or leave it commented out.

If you want a field to be different from what you specified for your admin cluster, fill it in here. Any fields that you fill in here in the vCenter section override the corresponding fields in your admin cluster configuration file.

vCenter.datacenter

Optional
Immutable
String
Default: Inherit from the admin cluster

The name of a vCenter data center that has the physical ESXi hosts where your user cluster VMs will run.

Example:

vCenter:
  datacenter: "my-datacenter-2"

If you specify this field, then you must also specify vCenter.datastore and vCenter.networkName, and you must specify either vCenter.cluster or vCenter.resourcePool.

vCenter.cluster

Optional
Immutable
String
Default: Inherit from the admin cluster

The name of a vSphere cluster that has the ESXi hosts where your user cluster VMs will run. This vSphere cluster is a set of physical ESXi hosts that form a subset of the physical ESXi hosts in your vCenter data center.

Example:

vCenter:
  cluster: "my-vsphere-cluster-2"

vCenter.resourcePool

Optional
Immutable
String
Default: Inherit from the admin cluster

The name of a vCenter resource pool for your user cluster VMs.

Example:

vCenter:
  resourcePool: "my-resource-pool-2"

To use the default resource pool, set this to VSPHERE_CLUSTER/Resources.

Example:

vCenter:
  resourcePool: "my-vsphere-cluster-2/Resources"

For more information, see Specifying the root resource pool for a standalone host.

vCenter.datastore

Optional
Immutable
String
Default: Inherit from the admin cluster

The name of a vCenter datastore for your user cluster VMs.

Example:

vCenter:
  datastore: "my-datastore-2"

vCenter.caCertPath

Optional
Mutable
String
Default: Inherit from the admin cluster

The path of the CA certificate for your vCenter server. For more information, see Getting your vCenter CA certificate.

Example:

vCenter:
  caCertPath: "/usr/local/google/home/me/certs/vcenter-ca-cert-2.pem"

For information on how to update this field, see Update vCenter certificate references.

vCenter.credentials.fileRef.path

Optional
Mutable
String
Default: Inherit from the admin cluster

The path of a credentials configuration file that holds the username and password of your vCenter user account. The user account must have the Administrator role or equivalent privileges. See vSphere requirements.

You can use gkectl update credentials to update this field in an existing cluster. For more information, see Rotating service account keys.

For information about updating your vCenter credentials, see Updating cluster credentials.

Example:

vCenter:
  credentials:
    fileRef:
      path: "my-config-directory/my-credentials-2.yaml"

vCenter.credentials.fileRef.entry

Optional
Mutable
String
Default: Inherit from the admin cluster

The name of the credentials block, in your credentials configuration file, that holds the username and password of your vCenter user account.

Example:

vCenter:
  credentials:
    fileRef:
      entry: "vcenter-credentials-2"

vCenter.folder

Optional
Immutable
String
Default: Inherit from the admin cluster

The name of a vCenter VM folder where your cluster VMs will be located. You must create this folder before you create your user cluster.

Example:

vCenter:
  folder: "my-folder-2"

network

This section holds information about your user cluster network.

network.hostConfig

This section holds information about NTP servers, DNS servers, and DNS search domains used by the VMs that are your cluster nodes. If you are using the Seesaw load balancer, this information also applies to your Seesaw VMs.

network.hostConfig.dnsServers

Optional
Immutable
Array of strings
The maximum number of elements in the array is three.

The addresses of DNS servers for the VMs.

Example:

network:
  hostConfig:
    dnsServers:
    - "172.16.255.1"
    - "172.16.255.2"

network.hostConfig.ntpServers

Optional
Immutable
Array of strings

The addresses of time servers for the VMs to use.

Example:

network:
  hostConfig:
    ntpServers:
    - "216.239.35.0"

network.hostConfig.searchDomainsForDNS

Optional
Immutable
Array of strings

DNS search domains for the hosts to use. These domains are used as part of a domain search list.

Example:

network:
  hostConfig:
    searchDomainsForDNS:
    - "my.local.com"

network.ipMode.type

Required
Immutable
String
Prepopulated: "dhcp"
Default: "dhcp"

If you want your cluster nodes to get their IP address from a DHCP server, set this to "dhcp". If you want your cluster nodes to have static IP addresses chosen from a list that you provide, set this to "static".

Example:

network:
  ipMode:
    type: "static"

network.ipMode.ipBlockFilePath

Required if network.ipMode.type = static
Immutable
String

The path of the IP block file for your cluster.

Example:

network:
  ipMode:
    ipBlockFilePath: "/my-config-folder/user-cluster-ipblock.yaml"

network.serviceCIDR

Required
Immutable
String
Prepopulated: "10.96.0.0/20"

A range of IP addresses, in CIDR format, to be used for Services in your cluster. Must be at least a /24 range.

Example:

network:
  serviceCIDR: "10.96.0.0/20"

network.podCIDR

Required
Immutable
String
Prepopulated: "192.168.0.0/16"
Default: "192.168.0.0/16"

A range of IP addresses, in CIDR format, to be used for Pods in your cluster. Must be at least a /18 range.

Example:

network:
  podCIDR: "192.168.0.0/16"

The Service range must not overlap with the Pod range.

The Service and Pod ranges must not overlap with any address outside the cluster that you want to reach from inside the cluster.

For example, suppose your Service range is 10.96.232.0/24, and your Pod range is 192.168.0.0/16. Any traffic sent from a Pod to an address in either of those ranges will be treated as in-cluster and will not reach any destination outside the cluster.

In particular, the Service and Pod ranges must not overlap with:

  • IP addresses of nodes in any cluster

  • IP addresses used by load balancer machines

  • VIPs used by control-plane nodes and load balancers

  • IP address of vCenter servers, DNS servers, and NTP servers

We recommend that your Service and Pod ranges be in the RFC 1918 address space.

Here is one reason for the recommendation to use RFC 1918 addresses. Suppose your Pod or Service range contains external IP addresses. Any traffic sent from a Pod to one of those external addresses will be treated as in-cluster traffic and will not reach the external destination.

network.vCenter.networkName

Required
Immutable
String

The name of the vSphere network for your user cluster nodes.

If the name contains a special character, you must use an escape sequence for it.

Special characters Escape sequence
Slash (/) %2f
Backslash (\) %5c
Percent sign (%) %25

If the network name is not unique, you can specify a path to the network, such as /datacenter-2/network/my-network.

For example:

network:
  vCenter:
    networkName: "my-user-cluster-network"

network.vCenter.additionalNodeInterfaces

If you set multipleNetworkInterfaces to true, fill in this section. Otherwise, remove this section or leave it commented out.

An array of objects, each of which describes a network interface that can be used on all or some of your cluster nodes.

network.vCenter.additionalNodeInterfaces[i].networkName

Required if multipleNetworkInterfaces = true
Immutable
String

The name of the vSphere network that this additional node interface will connect to.

Example:

network:
  vCenter:
    additionalNodeInterfaces:
    - networkName: "my-node-interface-1"

network.vCenter.additionalNodeInterfaces[i].type

Required if multipleNetworkInterfaces = true
Immutable
String

Example:

network:
  vCenter:
    additionalNodeInterfaces:
    - name: "my-node-interface-1"
      type: "static"

network.vCenter.additionalNodeInterfaces[i].ipBlockFilePath

Required if network.vCenter.additionalNodeInterfaces[i].type = static
Immutable
String

The path of an IP block file that holds IP addresses to be used for this network interface on the nodes that have this network interface.

Example:

network:
  vCenter:
    additionalNodeInterfaces:
    - name: "my-node-interface-1"
      type: "static"
      ipBlockFilePath: "my-ipblock-file-1"

loadBalancer

This section holds information about the load balancer for your user cluster.

loadBalancer.vips.controlPlaneVIP

Required
Immutable
String

The IP address that you have chosen to configure on the load balancer for the Kubernetes API server of the user cluster.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  vips:
    controlplaneVIP: "203.0.113.3"

loadBalancer.vips.ingressVIP

Required
Immutable
String

The IP address that you have chosen to configure on the load balancer for the ingress proxy.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  vips:
    ingressVIP: "203.0.113.4"

loadBalancer.kind

Required
Immutable
String
Prepopulated: "Seesaw"

Set this to "ManualLB", "F5BigIP", "Seesaw", or "MetalLB".

Example:

loadBalancer:
  kind: "MetalLB"

loadBalancer.manualLB

If you set loadbalancer.kind to "manualLB", fill in this section. Otherwise, remove this section or leave it commented out.

loadBalancer.manualLB.ingressHTTPNodePort

Required if loadBalancer.kind = ManualLB
Immutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 30243

The ingress proxy in a user cluster is exposed by a Kubernetes Services of type LoadBalancer. The Service has a ServicePort for HTTP. You must choose a nodePort value for the HTTP ServicePort.

Set this field to the nodePort value.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  manualLB:
    ingressHTTPNodePort: 32527

loadBalancer.manualLB.ingressHTTPSNodePort

Required if loadBalancer.kind = ManualLB
Immutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 30879

The ingress proxy in a user cluster is exposed by a Service of type LoadBalancer. The Service has a ServicePort for HTTPS. You must choose a nodePort value for the HTTPS ServicePort.

Set this field to the nodePort value. Example:

loadBalancer:
  manualLB:
    ingressHTTPSNodePort: 30139

loadBalancer.manualLB.controlPlaneNodePort

Required if loadBalancer.kind = ManualLB
Immutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 30562

The Kubernetes API server of a user cluster runs in the admin cluster, and is exposed by a Service of type LoadBalancer. You must choose a nodePort value for the Service.

Set this field to the nodePort value.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  manualLB:
    controlPlaneNodePort: 30968

loadBalancer.manualLB.konnectivityServerNodePort

Required if loadBalancer.kind = ManualLB
Immutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 30563

The Kubernetes API server of a user cluster runs in the admin cluster, and is exposed by a Service of type LoadBalancer. The Konnectivity server reuses this service with a different nodePort value. You must choose a nodePort value for the Konnectivity server.

Set this field to the nodePort value for the Konnectivity server.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  manualLB:
    konnectivityServerNodePort: 30969

loadBalancer.manualLB.addonsNodePort

Remove this field. It is not used in a user cluster.

loadBalancer.f5BigIP

If you set loadbalancer.kind to "f5BigIP", fill in this section. Otherwise, remove this section or leave it commented out.

loadBalancer.f5BigIP.address

Required if loadBalancer.kind = "f5BigIP"
Immutable
String

The address of your F5 BIG-IP load balancer.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  f5BigIP:
      address: "203.0.113.2"

loadBalancer.f5BigIP.fileRef.path

Required if loadBalancer.kind = "f5BigIP"
Mutable
String

The path of a credentials file that holds the username and password of an account that Anthos clusters on VMware can use to connect to your F5 BIG-IP load balancer.

The user account must have a user role that has sufficient permissions to set up and manage the load balancer. Either the Administrator role or the Resource Administrator role is sufficient.

For information about updating your F5 BIG-IP credentials, see Updating cluster credentials.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  f5BigIP:
    fileRef:
      path: ""my-config-folder/user-creds.yaml"

loadBalancer.f5BigIP.fileRef.entry

Required if loadBalancer.kind = "f5BigIP"
Immutable
String

The name of the credentials block, in your credentials configuration file, that holds the username and password of your F5 BIG-IP account.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  f5BigIP:
    fileRef:
      entry: "f5-creds"

loadBalancer.f5BigIP.partition

Required if loadBalancer.kind = "f5BigIP"
Immutable
String

The name of a BIG-IP partition that you created for your user cluster.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  f5BigIP:
    partition: "my-f5-user-partition"

loadBalancer.f5BigIP.snatPoolName

Required if loadBalancer.kind = "f5BigIP" and you are using SNAT
Immutable
String

The name of your SNAT pool.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  f5BigIP:
    snatPoolName: "my-snat-pool"

loadBalancer.seesaw

If you set loadbalancer.kind to "Seesaw", fill in this section. Otherwise, remove this section or leave it commented out.

For information on setting up the Seesaw load balancer, see Seesaw load balancer quickstart and Bundled load balancing with Seesaw.

loadBalancer.seesaw.ipBlockFilePath

Required if loadBalancer.kind = Seesaw
Immutable
String

The path of the IP block file for your Seesaw VMs.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  seesaw:
    ipBlockFilePath: "config-folder/user-seesaw-ipblock.yaml"

loadBalancer.seesaw.vrid

Required if loadBalancer.kind = Seesaw
Immutable
Integer
Possible values: 1 - 255
Prepopulated: 0

The virtual router identifier of your Seesaw VM. This identifier, which is an integer of your choice, must be unique in a VLAN.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  seesaw:
    vrid: 125

loadBalancer.seesaw.masterIP

Required if loadBalancer.kind = Seesaw
Immutable
String

The virtual IP address configured on your Master Seesaw VM.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  seesaw:
    masterIP: 172.16.20.21

loadBalancer.seesaw.cpus

Required if loadBalancer.kind = Seesaw
Mutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 4

The number of CPUs for each of your Seesaw VMs.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  seesaw:
    cpus: 8

loadBalancer.seesaw.memoryMB

Required if loadBalancer.kind = Seesaw
Mutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 3072

The number of mebibytes of memory for each of your Seesaw VMs.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  seesaw:
    memoryMB: 8192

Note: This field specifies the number of mebibytes of memory, not the number of megabytes. One mebibyte is 2^20 = 1,048,576 bytes. One megabyte is 10^6 = 1,000,000 bytes.

loadBalancer.seesaw.vCenter.networkName

Optional
Immutable
String
Default: Same as the cluster nodes

The name of the vCenter network that contains your Seesaw VMs.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  seesaw:
    vCenter:
      networkName: "my-seesaw-network"

loadBalancer.seesaw.enableHA

Optional
Immutable
Relevant if loadBalancer.kind = Seesaw
Boolean
Prepopulated: false
Default: false

If you want to create a high-availability (HA) Seesaw load balancer, set this to true. Otherwise set this to false. An HA Seesaw load balancer uses a (Master, Backup) pair of VMs.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  seesaw:
    enableHA: true

loadBalancer.seesaw.disableVRRPMAC

Optional
Immutable
Relevant if loadBalancer.kind = Seesaw
Boolean
Prepopulated: true
Default: true

If you set this to true, the Seesaw load balancer does not use MAC learning for failover. Instead, it uses gratuitous ARP. If you set this to false, the Seesaw load balancer uses MAC learning. We recommend that you set this to true. If you are using vSphere 7 or later, and you have a high-availability Seesaw load balancer, then you must set this to true.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  seesaw:
    disableVRRPMAC: true

loadBalancer.metalLB

If you set loadbalancer.kind to MetalLB, fill in this section. Otherwise, remove this section or leave it commented out.

For more information, see Bundled load balancing with MetalLB.

loadBalancer.metalLB.addressPools

Required if loadBalancer.kind = MetalLB
Mutable

Array of objects, each of which holds information about an address pool to be used by the MetalLB load balancer.

loadBalancer.metalLB.addressPools[i].name

Required if loadBalancer.kind = MetalLB
Mutable
String

A name of your choice for the address pool.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  metalLB:
    addressPools:
    - name: "my-address-pool-1"
loadBalancer.metalLB.addressPools[i].addresses

Required if loadBalancer.kind = MetalLB
Mutable

Array of strings, each of which is a range of addresses. Each range must be in CIDR format or hyphenated range format.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  metalLB:
    addressPools:
    - name: "my-address-pool-1"
      addresses:
      - "192.0.2.0/26"
      - "192.0.2.64-192.0.2.72"
loadBalancer.metalLB.addressPools[i].avoidBuggyIPs

Optional
Relevant if loadBalancer.kind = MetalLB
Mutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: false
Default: false

If you set this to true, the MetalLB controller will not assign IP addresses ending in .0 or .255 to Services. This avoids the problem of buggy consumer devices mistakenly dropping traffic sent to those special IP addresses.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  metalLB:
    addressPools:
    - name: "my-address-pool-1"
      - "192.0.2.0/26"
      - "192.0.2.64-192.0.2.72"
      avoidBuggyIPs: true
loadBalancer.metalLB.addressPools[i].manualAssign

Optional
Relevant if loadBalancer.kind = MetalLB
Mutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: false
Default: false

If you do not want the MetalLB controller to automatically assign IP addresses from this pool to Services, set this to true. Then a developer can create a Service of type LoadBalancer and manually specify one of the addresses from the pool.

Otherwise, set this to false.

Example:

loadBalancer:
  metalLB:
    addressPools:
    - name: "my-address-pool-1"
      manualAssign: true

enableDataplaneV2

Optional
Immutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: false
Default: false

If you want to enable Dataplane V2, set this to true. Otherwise set this to false.

Example:

enableDataplaneV2: true

See Dataplane V2 Troubleshooting for troubleshooting steps.

enableWindowsDataplaneV2

Optional
Mutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: false
Default: false

If you want to enable Windows Dataplane V2 for a cluster with Windows nodes, set this to true. Otherwise set this to false.

If enableWindowsDataplaneV2 is set to true, the containerd runtime is enabled, instead of the Docker runtime.

Example:

enableWindowsDataplaneV2: true

See Dataplane V2 Troubleshooting for troubleshooting steps. See User guide for Windows Server OS node pools to set up node pools containing Windows Server OS nodes.

storage.vSphereCSIDisabled

If you want to disable the deployment of vSphere CSI components, set this to true. Otherwise, set it to false.

Optional
Mutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: false
Default: false

Example:

storage:
  vSphereCSIDisabled: false

multipleNetworkInterfaces

Optional
Immutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: false
Default: false

If you want to enable multiple network interfaces for Pods, set this to true. Otherwise set this to false.

For more information, see Configure multiple network interfaces for Pods.

Example:

multipleNetworkInterfaces: true

advancedNetworking

Optional
Immutable
boolean
Prepopulated: false
Default: false

If you plan to create an egress NAT gateway, set this to true. Otherwise set it to false.

If you set this field to true, you must also set enableDataplaneV2 to true.

Example:

advancedNetworking: true

storage.vSphereCSIDisabled

Optional
Mutable
boolean
Prepopulated: false
Default: false

If you want to disable the deployment of vSphere CSI components, set this to true. Otherwise set it to false.

Example:

storageg:
  vSphereCSIDisabled: true

masterNode

This section holds information about the nodes, in the admin cluster, that serve as control-plane nodes for this user cluster.

masterNode.vsphere.datastore

Optional if vCenter.datacenter inherits from the admin cluster
Required if vCenter.datacenter is not equal to the admin cluster's data center
Immutable
String

Default: If vCenter.datacenter inherits from the admin cluster, this defaults to vCenter.datastore as specified in this configuration file.

Default: If vCenter.datacenter is different from the admin cluster's data center, this has no default value.

The vSphere datastore for the control-plane node(s) of this user cluster.

Example:

masterNode:
   vsphere:
      datastore: "control-plane-datastore"

masterNode.cpus

Optional
Mutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 4
Default: 4

The number of CPUs for each admin cluster node that serves as a control plane for this user cluster.

Example:

masterNode:
  cpus: 8

masterNode.memoryMB

Optional
Mutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 8192
Default: 8192

The mebibytes of memory for each admin cluster node that serves as a control plane for this user cluster. Must be a multiple of 4.

Example:

masterNode:
  memoryMB: 8192

Note: This field specifies the number of mebibytes of memory, not the number of megabytes. One mebibyte is 2^20 = 1,048,576 bytes. One megabyte is 10^6 = 1,000,000 bytes.

masterNode.replicas

Optional
Immutable
Integer
Possible values: 1 or 3
Prepopulated: 1
Default: 1

The number of control-plane nodes for this user cluster. This number cannot be changed once you have created the cluster. If you want to update the number of replicas later, you must recreate the user cluster.

Control-plane nodes for the user cluster are in the admin cluster.

Example:

masterNode:
  replicas: 3

masterNode.autoResize.enabled

Optional
Mutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: false
Default: false

Set this to true to enable automatic resizing of the control-plane nodes for the user cluster. Otherwise, set this to false.

Control-plane nodes for the user cluster are in the admin cluster.

For more information, see Enable node resizing for the control-plane nodes of a user cluster.

Example:

masterNode:
  autoResize:
    enabled: true

masterNode.vsphere.datastore

Optional
Immutable
String
Default: The value of vCenter.datastore

The datastore where the control-plane nodes for this user cluster will be created.

Example:

masterNode:
  vSphere:
    datastore: "control-plane-datastore"

nodePools

Required
Mutable
Array of objects, each of which describes a node pool.

For more information, see Creating and managing node pools.

nodePools[i].name

Required
Immutable
String

A name of your choice for the node pool. The name must:

  • contain at most 40 characters
  • contain only lowercase alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (-)
  • start with an alphabetic character
  • end with an alphanumeric character

Example:

nodePools:
- name: "my-node-pool-1"

nodePools[i].cpus

Required
Mutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 4

The number of vCPUs for each node in the pool.

Example:

nodePools"
- name: "my-node-pool"
  cpus: 8

nodePools[i].memoryMB

Required
Mutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 8192

The mebibytes of memory for each node in the pool. Must be a multiple of 4.

Example:

nodePools"
- name: "my-node-pool"
  memoryMB: 8192

Note: This field specifies the number of mebibytes of memory, not the number of megabytes. One mebibyte is 2^20 = 1,048,576 bytes. One megabyte is 10^6 = 1,000,000 bytes.

nodePools[i].replicas

Required
Mutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 3
Possible values: The total number of untainted nodes across all node pools in the array must be at least 3.

The number of nodes in the pool.

Example:

nodePools:
- name: "my-node-pool"
  replicas: 5

nodePools[i].bootDiskSizeGB

Optional
Mutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 40
Default: 40

The size of the boot disk in gibibytes for each node in the pool.

Example:

nodePools
- name: "my-node-pool"
  bootDiskSizeGB: 40

nodePools[i].osImageType

Optional
Mutable
String
Possible values: "ubuntu", "ubuntu_containerd", "cos", "windows"
Prepopulated: "ubuntu_containerd"
Default: "ubuntu_containerd"

The type of OS image to run on the VMs in the node pool.

Example:

nodePools
- name: "my-node-pool"
  osImageType: "ubuntu_containerd"

nodePools[i].osImage

Required if nodePools[i].osImageType = windows
Mutable
String

The name of a Windows VM template. The template must be based on a Windows Server 2019 ISO that has the en-US language/region tag.

For more information, see User guide for Windows Server OS node pools.

nodePools[i].labels

Optional
Mutable
Mapping

Labels to apply to each Kubernetes Node object in the pool.

Example:

nodePools:
- name: "my-node-pool"
  labels:
    environment: "production"
    tier: "cache"

nodePools[i].taints

Optional
Mutable
Array of objects, each of which describes a taint.

Example:

nodePools:
- name: "my-node-pool"
  taints:
  - key: "staging"
    value: "true"
    effect: "NoSchedule"

nodePools[i].vsphere.datastore

Optional
Mutable
String
Default: The value of vCenter.datastore

The name of the vCenter datastore where the nodes will be created.

Example:

nodePools:
- name: "my-node-pool"
  vsphere:
    datastore: "my-datastore"

nodePools[i].vsphere.tags

Optional
Mutable
Array of objects, each of which describes a vSphere tag to be placed on the VMs in the node pool.

Each tag has a category and a name.

Example:

nodePools:
- name: "my-node-pool"
  vsphere:
    tags:
    - category: "purpose"
      name: "testing"

If you want to attach tags to all VMs in a node pool, your vCenter user account must have these vSphere tagging privileges:

  • vSphere Tagging.Assign or Unassign vSphere Tag
  • vSphere Tagging.Assign or Unassign vSphere Tag on Object (vSphere 7)

nodePools[i].autoscaling

Optional
Mutable

If you want to enable automatic scaling for the node pool, fill in this section. Otherwise, remove this section or leave it commented out.

nodePools[i].autoscaling.minReplicas

Optional
Mutable
Integer
Possible values: Greater than or equal to 1
Prepopulated: 0

The minimum number of nodes that the autoscaler can set for the pool.

Example:

nodePools:
- name: "my-node-pool"
  autoscaling:
    minReplicas: 5

nodePools[i].autoscaling.maxReplicas

Optional
Mutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 0

The maximum number of nodes that the autoscaler can set for the pool.

Example:

nodePools:
- name: "my-node-pool"
  autoscaling:
    maxReplicas: 10

nodePools[i].enableLoadBalancer

Optional
Relevant if loadBalancer.kind = "MetalLB"
Mutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: false
Default: false

Set this to true if you want to allow the MetalLB speaker to run on the nodes in the pool. Otherwise, set it to false.

For more information, see Bundled load balancing with MetalLB.

Example:

nodePools:
- name: "my-node-pool"
  enableLoadBalancer: true

antiAffinityGroups.enabled

Required
Mutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: true

Set this to true to enable DRS rule creation. Otherwise, set this to false.

Example:

antiAffinityGroups:
  enabled true

If this field is true, Anthos clusters on VMware creates VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) anti-affinity rules for your user cluster's nodes, causing them to be spread across at least three physical ESXi hosts in your datacenter.

This feature requires that your vSphere environment meets the following conditions:

  • VMware DRS is enabled. VMware DRS requires vSphere Enterprise Plus license edition.

  • Your vSphere user account has the Host.Inventory.Modify cluster privilege.

  • There are at least four physical hosts available.

Even though the rule requires that the cluster nodes are spread across three ESXi hosts, we strongly recommend that you have at least four ESXi hosts available. This protects you from losing your admin cluster control plane. For example, suppose you have only three ESXi hosts, and your admin cluster control-plane node is on an ESXi host that fails. The DRS rule will prevent the control-plane node from being placed on one of the remaining two ESXi hosts.

Recall that if you have a vSphere Standard license, you cannot enable VMware DRS.

If you do not have DRS enabled, or if you do not have at least four hosts where vSphere VMs can be scheduled, set antiAffinityGroups.enabled to false.

enableVMTracking

Optional
Immutable
Prepopulated: false

Set this to true to enable VM tracking with vSphere tags. Otherwise, set it to false.

For more information, see Enable VM tracking.

Example:

enableVMTracking: true

authentication

This section holds information about how cluster users are authenticated and authorized.

authentication.oidc

Do not use this section. Instead, after cluster creation, edit the ClientConfig custom resource as described in Configuring clusters for Anthos Identity Service with OIDC .

authentication.sni

Optional

If you want to provide an additional serving certificate for the cluster's Kubernetes API server, fill in this section. Otherwise, remove this section or leave it commented out.

authentication.sni.certPath

Optional
Immutable
String

The path of a serving certificate for the Kubernetes API server.

Example:

authentication:
  sni:
    certPath: "my-cert-folder/example.com.crt"

authentication.sni.keyPath

Optional
Immutable
String

The path of the certificate's private key file.

Example:

authentication:
  sni:
    keyPath: "my-cert-folder/example.com.key"

gkeConnect

Required
Immutable

This section holds information about the Google Cloud project and service account you want to use to register your cluster to a Google Cloud fleet.

gkeConnect.projectID

Required
Immutable
String

The ID of your fleet host project.

Example:

gkeConnect:
  projectID: "my-connect-project-123"

gkeConnect.registerServiceAccountKeyPath

Required
Mutable
String

The path of the JSON key file for your connect-register service account.

To update the value of this field, use gkectl update cluster.

For information about changing your connect-register service account key, see Rotating service account keys.

Example:

gkeConnect:
  registerServiceAccountKeyPath: "my-key-folder/connect-register-key.json"

stackdriver

If you want to enable Cloud Logging and Cloud Monitoring for your cluster, fill in this section. Otherwise remove this section or leave it commented out.

stackdriver.projectID

Required for Logging and Monitoring
Immutable
String

The ID of your logging-monitoring project. This is the Cloud project where you will view logs and metrics.

Example:

stackdriver:
  projectID: "my-logs-project"

stackdriver.clusterLocation

Required for Logging and Monitoring
Immutable
String
Prepopulated: "us-central1"

The Google Cloud region where you want to store logs. It is a good idea to choose a region that is near your on-premises data center.

Example:

stackdriver:
  clusterLocation: "us-central1"

stackdriver.enableVPC

Optional
Immutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: false

If your cluster's network is controlled by a VPC, set this totrue. This ensures that all telemetry flows through Google's restricted IP addresses. Otherwise, set this to false.

Example:

stackdriver:
  enableVPC: false

stackdriver.serviceAccountKeyPath

Required for Logging and Monitoring
Mutable
String

The path of the JSON key file for your logging-monitoring service account.

To update the value of this field, use gkectl update cluster.

For information about changing your logging-monitoring service account key, see Rotating service account keys.

Example:

stackdriver:
  serviceAccountKeyPath: "my-key-folder/log-mon-key.json"

stackdriver.disableVsphereResourceMetrics

Optional
Mutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: false
Default: false

Set this to true to disable the collection of metrics from vSphere. Otherwise, set it to false.

Example:

stackdriver:
  disableVsphereResourceMetrics: true

usageMetering

Alpha
Immutable
Optional

If you want to enable usage metering for your cluster, then fill in this section. Otherwise, remove this section or leave it commented out.

usageMetering.bigQueryProjectID

Alpha
Required for usage metering
Immutable
String

The ID of the Google Cloud project where you want to store usage metering data.

Example:

usageMetering:
  bigQueryProjectID: "my-bq-project"

usageMetering.bigQueryDatasetID

Alpha Required for usage metering
Immutable
String

The ID of the BigQuery dataset where you want to store usage metering data. Example:

usageMetering:
  bigQueryDatasetID: "my-bq-dataset"

usageMetering.bigQueryServiceAccountKeyPath

Alpha Required for usage metering
Mutable
String.

The path of the JSON key file for your BigQuery service account.

To update the value of this field, use gkectl update cluster.

For information about changing your BigQuery service account key, see Rotating service account keys.

Example:

usageMetering:
  bigQueryServiceAccountKeyPath: "my-key-folder/bq-key.json"

usageMetering.enableConsumptionMetering

Alpha Required for usage metering
Immutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: false

Set this to true if you want to enable consumption-based metering. Otherwise set this to false.

Example:

usageMetering:
  enableConsumptionMetering: true

cloudAuditLogging

If you want to integrate the audit logs from your cluster's Kubernetes API server with Cloud Audit Logs, fill in this section. Otherwise, remove this section or leave it commented out.

cloudAuditLogging.projectID

Required for Cloud Audit Logs
Immutable
String

The project ID of the Google Cloud project where you want to store audit logs.

Example:

cloudAuditLogging:
  projectID: "my-audit-project"

cloudAuditLogging.clusterLocation

Required for Cloud Audit Logs
Immutable
String

The Google Cloud region where you want to store audit logs. It is a good idea to choose a region that is near your on-premises data center

Example:

cloudAuditLogging:
  clusterLocation: "us-central1"

cloudAuditLogging.serviceAccountKeyPath


Required for Cloud Audit Logs
Mutable
String

The path of the JSON key file for your audit-logging service account.

To update the value of this field, use gkectl update cluster.

For information about changing your audit-logging service account key, see Rotating service account keys.

Example:

cloudAuditLogging:
  serviceAccountKeyPath: "my-key-folder/audit-log-key.json"

autoRepair.enabled

Required
Mutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: true

Set this to true to enable node auto repair. Otherwise, set it to false.

Example:

autoRepair:
  enabled: true

secretsEncryption

If you want to encrypt Secrets without the need for an external KMS (Key Management Service), or any other dependencies, fill in this section. Otherwise, remove this section or leave it commented out.

secretsEncryption.mode

Required for Secrets encryption
Immutable
String
Possible value: "GeneratedKey"
Prepopulated: "GeneratedKey"

The Secret encryption mode.

secretsEncryption:
  mode: "GeneratedKey"

secretsEncryption.generatedKey.keyVersion

Required for Secrets encryption
Mutable
Integer
Prepopulated: 1

An integer of your choice to use for the key version number. We recommend that you start with 1.

For information about updating this field for an existing cluster, see Always-on Secrets encryption.

Example:

secretsEncryption:
  generatedKey:
    keyVersion: 1

secretsEncryption.generatedKey.disabled

Required for Secrets encryption
Mutable
Boolean
Prepopulated: false

Set this to true to disable Secrets encryption. Otherwise set it to false.

For information about updating this field for an existing cluster, see Always-on Secrets encryption.

Example:

secretsEncryption:
  generatedKey:
    disabled: false