Simplified Kubernetes management

VMware Tanzu Mission Control is a centralized hub for simplified, multi-cloud, multi-cluster Kubernetes management.

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Control & security for operators

Centralized policies and data protection can be applied to Kubernetes clusters in any environment.

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Consistency & speed for DevOps

Use templates and/or GitOps for consistent and faster cluster deployments including needed guardrails.

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Flexibility & autonomy for developers

Choice and self-service access to clusters increases developer productivity and unlocks innovation.

Key Capabilities


Policies via CLI
Policies via console

Unified policy engine simplifies Kubernetes management

Expand control with templating and resource grouping by clusters, namespaces, and provisioners.

Improve efficiency with cascading policies at organization, cluster group (cluster), or workspace (namespace) levels.

Increase security with out-of-the-box security policies and data-protection, including restore to different clusters.

Plans & features Solution brief

Simplified Cluster Lifecycle Management

Create, update, upgrade, and delete Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters in many environments and Amazon EKS clusters in AWS (preview).

Multi-cluster management of attached clusters

Attach any conformant Kubernetes clusters running in other environments—either on-prem or in public clouds—for central management.

Unified and centralized policy management

Utilize a robust policy engine with out-of-the-box access policies, image registry policies, network traffic policies, and quota policies.

Data Protection & business continuity

Create and schedule backups and restore to the same or different cluster, in different clouds if you so choose.

VMware portfolio and open source integrations

Open/extensible approach so users can leverage the tools (Tanzu, third party, open source, in-house) of their choice.

Baseline observability and diagnostics

Gain global observability of the health of clusters and workloads across clouds through integration with Aria Operations for Applications.

Security for distributed applications

Easily deploy infrastructure and enable routing across environments with always-on mTLS using Tanzu Service Mesh.

Cluster inspection

Cluster conformance and Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmark Inspection available for configuration and security issues.

Identity and access management

Implement centralized authentication and authorization and federated identity from multiple sources, such as AD, LDAP, and SAML.

One control plane, your preferred Kubernetes, any or all clouds

Manage your clusters consistently across clouds through cluster attach and centralized policy management. Create clusters targeting on-premises locations, vSphere, VMware Cloud, or cloud providers.

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Use Cases

Supporting icon Take control of your Kubernetes clusters

Attach existing CNCF-conformant clusters across multiple cloud environments for centralized policy management. Efficiently provision and lifecycle manage Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and Amazon EKS clusters. Ensure visibility across cloud, on-premises, and edge to address security risks. Configure clusters via GitOps for increased consistency.

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Out-of-the-box policies with centralized management increase control and security of Kubernetes clusters. Resource hierarchy enforces inheritance across cluster groups or collections of namespaces and baseline observability helps teams review cluster health and adapt quickly.

Supporting icon Provide self-serve cluster access to multiple teams

Offer a reliable path to production for Development and DevOps teams so they can iterate quickly and avoid wrestling with infrastructure. Data protection capabilities guarantee no work is lost including alternate site recovery (infrastructure agnostic) and application mobility (no lock-ins).

Supporting icon Future proof your infrastructure management

Extend the value of your Kubernetes control plane through integrations to Aria Automation, Aria Operations for Applications (offering observability), Tanzu Service Mesh, and also support of Terraform Provider and GitOps capabilities enabled by FluxCD.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Kubernetes clusters can be attached to Tanzu Mission Control?

Will there be a documented API that a customer could use for automation purposes?

Is Tanzu Mission Control available on-premises?

Does Tanzu Mission Control integrate with and/or leverage open source tools?

How does Tanzu Mission Control integrate with other VMware products?

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