Version 1.8. This version is supported as outlined in the Anthos version support policy, offering the latest patches and updates for security vulnerabilities, exposures, and issues impacting Anthos clusters on VMware (GKE on-prem). Refer to the release notes for more details. This is not the most recent version.

Installing Cloud SDK

This document shows how to install Cloud SDK before you install Anthos clusters on VMware (GKE on-prem).

To install Anthos clusters on VMware, you need certain tools that are in Cloud SDK. Use the following steps to install the tooling, including upgrading your existing Cloud SDK installation.

To install Cloud SDK and related tooling:

  1. Install Cloud SDK:

    • Install Cloud SDK but skip the gcloud init command.

    • If you already have a version installed, run the following command to list what components and versions you have:

      gcloud components list

      If you have the latest available version and both the anthos-auth and kubectl components are Installed, you can stop here.

  2. Retrieve the latest components and versions:

    1. Run the following command to update Cloud SDK:

      gcloud components update
    2. To install the anthos-auth and kubectl components, run the following commands:

      gcloud components install kubectl
      gcloud components install anthos-auth

What's next

Create a Cloud project (quickstart).

Create Google Cloud projects (full instructions).