How much of CSE you need to install varies on the user type and what part of CSE and Kubernetes you will interact with. Here’s a short table to help decide what to install.
|Kubernetes user||Install kubectl on laptop or workstation|
|Org admin managing K8s clusters||Install CSE and configure CSE client on laptop or VM|
|Cloud admin installing CSE in VCD||Install CSE on server host|
Naturally a cloud admin may install the CSE client to test cluster creation after CSE server setup. Similarly a tenant org administrator may install kubectl to check Kubernetes clusters or perform administrative tasks.
Install kubectl using directions from the Kubernetes web site.
Install CSE Software
Install python 3.7.3+, 3.8.x, 3.9.x or 3.10.x.
See python installation instructions and downloads at https://www.python.org or consult the vcd-cli install procedure.
Please note: PhotonOS 3 supports only python 3.7, while PhotonOS 4 supports only python 3.10.
One of the libraries that CSE depends on (viz. lru-dict) needs the following python packages:
PhotonOS essentials for python to work with CSE ----------------------------------------------- tdnf update tdnf install build-essential tdnf install python3-devel Ubuntu OS essentials for python to work with CSE ------------------------------------------------ # x = the minor version of python 3 sudo apt install python3.x-dev
If these packages are missing, CSE installtion will fail with the following error:
error: command 'x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc' failed with exit status 1
Pip, python’s package manager is present by default in every python installation.
To make sure it is present and updated to its latest version, run
python -m ensurepip --upgrade
Verify python and pip installation:
$ python3 --version Python 3.7.3 $ pip3 --version pip 21.2.4 from /usr/local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/pip (python 3.7)
Install and verify CSE:
$ pip3 install container-service-extension ... $ cse version CSE, Container Service Extension for VMware vCloud Director, version 3.1.3
Alternatively, a specific version of CSE can be installed from GitHub as follows:
> pip3 install git+https://email@example.com
To discover available CSE source versions on GitHub see the following URL: https://github.com/vmware/container-service-extension/tags
Enable CSE Client
After initial installation of CSE, if you try running
vcd cse commands,
you’ll probably notice an error like the the following:
> vcd cse version Error: No such command "cse".
This means that the CSE client is not enabled in vcd-cli.
To enable CSE client in vcd-cli, edit
~/.vcd-cli/profiles.yaml to include the
following (at the end of the file):
extensions: - container_service_extension.client.cse
Save the file and try again.
vcd cse commands should now work.