This page describes the node operating system (node OS) image that runs on GKE on VMware cluster nodes.
GKE on VMware cluster nodes run Ubuntu version 18.04 (bionic). The image is very similar to Google Kubernetes Engine's Ubuntu node image.
New GKE 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.
- GKE on VMware's node OS has the following tools preinstalled:
- GKE 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 GKE on VMware version 1.1.0-gke.6, the node OS' default networking configuration is disabled to support static IP allocation.
See node security.