If your requirements include workload management using Kubernetes, a VxRail cluster can be configured as a supervisor cluster for Kubernetes. Kubernetes is a portable, extensible, API-driven platform for the management of containerized workload and services. VMware’s Tanzu feature enables the conversion of a VxRail cluster, whose foundation is vSphere, into a platform for running Kubernetes workloads inside dedicated resource pools. A VxRail cluster that is enabled for vSphere with Tanzu is called a Supervisor cluster.
When a VxRail cluster is enabled for vSphere with Kubernetes, the following six services are configured to support vSphere with Tanzu:
As a VxRail administrator using vSphere management capabilities, you can create namespaces on the Supervisor Cluster, and configure them with specified amount of memory, CPU, and storage. Within the namespaces, you can run containerized workloads on the same platform with shared resource pools.
For complete details on enabling a VxRail cluster to support vSphere with Tanzu, see the vSphere with Tanzu Configuration and Management Guide.