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Supported cluster types

Cluster TypeConcierge Works?
VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) clustersYes
Kind clustersYes
Kubeadm-based clustersYes
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)No
Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)No
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)No


The Pinniped Concierge currently supports clusters where a custom pod can be executed on the same node running kube-controller-manager. This type of cluster is typically called “self-hosted” because the cluster’s control plane is running on nodes that are part of the cluster itself.

In practice, this means that many Kubernetes distributions are supported, but not most managed Kubernetes services

Support for more cluster types, including managed Kubernetes environments, is planned.