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Importing a Managed Cluster

Importing an OpenShift or other Kubernetes Cluster

  1. To add a new cluster, go to the Cloud Pak Console.

  2. Using the menu in the top-left corner, navigate to Automate Infrastructure > Clusters.

  3. Select Add cluster +.

  4. Select Import an existing cluster by running a command, then click Import.

  5. Enter the cluster name for Cluster name. The Namespace field auto-populates with the same name.

  6. Click Generate Command button to get the configuration command. A curl command is generated for you to run from your managed cluster. Click the “Copy” icon to copy the command into your buffer.


  7. Go to a command line where you are logged into the cluster you want to manage. Run the command copied from the above. Your output should look something like this:

    % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
    Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
    100 5643 0 5643 0 0 4941 0 --:--:-- 0:00:01 --:--:-- 4945 created
    namespace/multicluster-endpoint created
    secret/klusterlet-bootstrap created
    serviceaccount/ibm-multicluster-endpoint-operator created created
    deployment.apps/ibm-multicluster-endpoint-operator created
  8. Run the same command again if the error below occurs:

    error: unable to recognize "STDIN": no matches for kind "Endpoint" in version ""
  9. The cluster import will show as “Pending” for a few minutes but should then show up in your Clusters view.