Connecting to a cluster from the Google Cloud console

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

Cluster registration

When you create a user 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.

Registered clusters are visible in your fleet host project on the Anthos Clusters page in the Google Cloud console.

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 an upgrade. To register a user cluster after it has been created, fill in the gkeConnect section of the configuration file, and run gkectl update 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.

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