CSE UI plugin for VCD
Along with CSE 2.6.0, we are releasing CSE UI plugin for VCD. Using this plugin, CSE users would be able to interact with CSE Kubernetes clusters directly from VCD UI.
Getting the plugin
The v1.0.1 plugin binary can be downloaded from here.
Setting up the plugin
Registering and publishing the plugin
Method 1: Via CSE server cli
To register the plugin, run
cse ui-plugin register [path to plugin zip file] -c [path to CSE config file] -s
To unregister the plugin, first we need to figure out the ID of the plugin. List all installed plugins, and get ID of the CSE UI Plugin, by running
cse ui-plugin list -c [path to CSE config file] -s
Run the following command to remove the plugin from VCD.
cse ui-plugin deregister [ID] -c [path to CSE config file] -s
Method 2: Via VCD UI portal
To register the plugin, upload
container-ui-plugin.zip to VCD through
option in the navigation menu of VCD Service Provider view. Then follow the
standard steps of publishing an UI plugin. After registration, refresh the page.
There should be a
Kubernetes Container Clusters option in the navigation menu.
To unregister the plugin, select the plugin in
Customize Portal and click on
Tenant users themselves do not have the authority to register/unregister the plugin. They can only use the plugin once access to it has been granted by Service Provider. Service Provider has the authority to enable or disable and manage access control to the UI Plugin.
Customize Portal, choose the plugin to be enabled/disabled, then click on
DISABLE button. Once the plugin has been disabled and the page
has been refreshed, the plugin should be inaccessible from both provider and
Access control for tenants
Customize Portal, choose the plugin, click on
PUBLISH button. Then in
the wizard, customize the scope to publish. To remove plugin access from
certain tenants, just un-select them from the scope and then publish.
Kubernetes Container Clusters option in the navigation menu,
users can access the landing page. Landing page displays a list of Kubernetes
container clusters created from Container Service Extension (CSE) and their
For Service Provider, it shows all the clusters from all organizations from current vCloud Director.
For Tenants, it shows clusters created in current organization.
- Organization Administrator - can view all clusters in the current organization.
- Catalog author, vApp user and console access only roles - can view clusters created by catalog authors.
- vApp author - can view only self owned clusters.
All columns can be sorted and filtered. Upon clicking on the cluster name, users can view the details page of the corresponding cluster.
Users can also create new Kubernetes clusters by clicking on the
Add link on
the top left. Clicking on this link will open up the
Create New Cluster
Cluster Deletion Selecting a cluster on the landing page, displays an option to delete it on top left.
Upon clicking on a container cluster, it takes you to it’s details page. Details page shows more specific information based on the Kubernetes provider (either native or Enterprise PKS) of the cluster, which provides following functionalities:
- Navigate back to landing page from the top navigation bar.
kubectlconfiguration from the button to the right of cluster title.
- View General information of Enterprise PKS clusters.
- View General and Nodes information of native clusters. Info and Details are sub-sections containing cluster-centric and VCD/CSE related attributes.
- Add new worker nodes to native clusters. Removing worker nodes from native clusters is currently not supported via UI.