Connecting to a cluster from the Google Cloud console

With Connect, you can use the Google Cloud console to manage your user clusters for GKE on VMware.

Cluster registration

When you create a user cluster, you provide registration information in the gkeConnect section of the cluster configuration file. GKE 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 GKE Enterprise. You can find out more about fleets and the functionality that they enable in the Fleets guide.

Registered clusters are visible in your connect project on the GKE Enterprise Clusters page in the Google Cloud console.

If you do not fill in the gkeConnect field of your cluster configuration file, the cluster is created, but not registered. To register a cluster after it has been created, fill in the gkeConnect section of the configuration file, and run gkectl update cluster.

GKE on VMware does not support using gcloud to manually change the registration of a cluster.

Logging into your cluster

To manage a registered GKE 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.

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