Before installing, verify that your VMware vSphere Client environment meets the following basic requirements:
Access to a bastion VM, or other network-connected host, running vSphere Client version v6.7.x with Update 3 or later version.
You must be able to reach the vSphere API endpoint from where the Konvoy command line interface (CLI) runs.
vSphere account with credentials configured - this account must have Administrator privileges.
A RedHat® subscription with username and password for downloading DVD ISOs.
Valid vSphere values for the following:
vCenter API server URL
Zone name that contains ESXi hosts for your cluster’s nodes.
Datastore name for the shared storage resource to be used for the VMs in the cluster.
Use of PersistentVolumes in your cluster depends on Cloud Native Storage (CNS), available in vSphere v6.7.x with Update 3 and later versions. CNS depends on this shared Datastore’s configuration.
Datastore URL from the datastore record for the shared datastore you want your cluster to use.
You need this URL value to ensure that the correct Datastore is used when DKP creates VMs for your cluster in vSphere.
Base template name, such as base-rhel-8, or base-rhel-7.
Name of a Virtual Network that has DHCP enabled for both air-gapped and non air-gapped environments.
Resource Pools - at least one resource pool is needed, with every host in the pool having access to shared storage, such as VSAN.
Each host in the resource pool needs access to shared storage, such as NFS or VSAN, to make use of MachineDeployments and high-availability control planes.