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Downloads of v 0.12.1:


Last Update:

06 Jun 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VMware Tanzu


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Tanzu Community Edition (Unstable)

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0.12.1 | Updated: 06 Jun 2022



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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Tanzu Community Edition (Unstable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Tanzu Community Edition (Unstable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Tanzu Community Edition (Unstable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade tanzu-community-edition-unstable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade tanzu-community-edition-unstable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install tanzu-community-edition-unstable
    name: tanzu-community-edition-unstable
    version: '0.12.1'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'tanzu-community-edition-unstable' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.12.1'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller tanzu-community-edition-unstable
    Name     = "tanzu-community-edition-unstable"
    Version  = "0.12.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'tanzu-community-edition-unstable':
  ensure   => '0.12.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.


(Unstable Builds) These builds are forward looking but unstable builds of Tanzu Community Edition.

# Copyright 2020-2021 VMware Tanzu Community Edition contributors. All Rights Reserved.
# SPDX-License-Identifier: Apache-2.0

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$releaseVersion = 'v0.12.1'
$packageName = 'tanzu-community-edition'
$packageFullName = "tce-windows-amd64-$releaseVersion"
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
# This line is for local testing
#$url64 = "C:\Users\...\tce-windows-amd64-${releaseVersion}.zip"
$url64 = "https://github.com/vmware-tanzu/community-edition/releases/download/${releaseVersion}/tce-windows-amd64-${releaseVersion}.zip"
$checksum64 = '5bc0bd244f89416537a0cacf43ab192ca816a48860eb92328fc5d4093b6be826'
$checksumType64 = 'sha256'

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $packageName
    unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
    url64bit       = $url64

    softwareName   = 'tanzu-community-edition'

    checksum64     = $checksum64
    checksumType64 = $checksumType64

function Test-Prereqs {
    # Since Windows users can install docker and kubectl a lot of different ways,
    # just see if the executables are there.
    Write-Host "`nChecking Prerequisites" -ForegroundColor Green

    if ( -not (Get-Command docker -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)) {
        Write-Host -ForegroundColor Red "  - Docker CLI not present! This is required to create bootstrap clusters`n"
    else {
        Write-Host "  - Docker CLI found, proceeding" -ForegroundColor Cyan

    if ( -not (Get-Command kubectl -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)) {
        Write-Host -ForegroundColor Red "  - kubectl not present! This is required to create bootstrap clusters`n"
    else {
        Write-Host "  - kubectl found, proceeding`n" -ForegroundColor Cyan

function Install-TanzuEnvironment {
    # important locations
    $PluginDir = "${HOME}\.config\tanzu-plugins"
    $CacheLocation = "${HOME}\.cache\tanzu\catalog.yaml"
    $CLIConfigLocation = "${HOME}\.config\tanzu\config.yaml"
    $CompatabilityLocation = "${HOME}\.config\tanzu\tkg\compatibility\tkg-compatibility.yaml"

    Write-Host "`nStarted tanzu CLI environment setup" -ForegroundColor Green

    ## begin env clean up ##

    # if an existing compatibility file exists, remove it; the cli will redownload it
    if (Test-Path -Path $CompatabilityLocation -PathType Leaf) {
        Remove-Item -Path ${CompatabilityLocation} -Force
        Write-Host "  - Removed stale compatibility file at ${CompatabilityLocation}" -ForegroundColor Cyan

    # if an existing config file exists, remove it in favor of a newly initialized one
    if (Test-Path -Path $CLIConfigLocation -PathType Leaf) {
        Remove-Item -Path ${CLIConfigLocation} -Force
        Write-Host "  - Removed existing CLI config at ${CLIConfigLocation}" -ForegroundColor Cyan      
    # if plugin cache exists, remove it; this ensures stale commands don't show up when running tanzu
    if (Test-Path -Path $CacheLocation -PathType Leaf) {
        Remove-Item -Path ${CacheLocation} -Force
        Write-Host "  - Removed existing tanzu plugin cache file at ${CacheLocation}" -ForegroundColor Cyan

    # if PluginDir exists, we should remove it entirely as stale files could cause issues when we run tanzu init
    if (Test-Path -Path $PluginDir) {
        Remove-Item -Path ${PluginDir} -Force
        Write-Host "  - Removed existing tanzu plugin directory ${PluginDir}" -ForegroundColor Cyan

    ## end env clean up ##

    ## begin env setup ##

    # create the plugin directory for tanzu CLI
    New-Item -Path ${PluginDir} -ItemType directory -Force | Out-Null
    Write-Host "  - Created CLI plugin directory at ${pluginDir}" -ForegroundColor Cyan

    # for every plugin (syntax == "tanzu-*"), move it to ${XDG_DATA_HOME}/tanzu-cli
    # this is where tanzu CLI will lookup the plugin to wire into its command
    Get-ChildItem -Path "${toolsDir}\${packageFullName}\default-local" -Recurse | Move-Item -Destination ${PluginDir} -Force
    Write-Host "  - Moved CLI plugins to ${pluginDir}" -ForegroundColor Cyan

    # initialize CLI and add TCE plugin repo (bucket)
    # Note that we use the toolsDir path because chocolatey doesn't put
    # binaries on the $PATH until _after_ the install script runs.
    $tanzuExe = "${toolsDir}\${packageFullName}\tanzu.exe"

    # The & allows execution of a binary stored in a variable.
    Write-Host "  - Initializing Tanzu configuration" -ForegroundColor Cyan
    & $tanzuExe plugin repo add --name tce --gcp-bucket-name tce-tanzu-cli-plugins --gcp-root-path artifacts
    & $tanzuExe plugin repo add --name core-admin --gcp-bucket-name tce-tanzu-cli-framework-admin --gcp-root-path artifacts-admin
    # This is turned on because in framework v0.11.x, we report errors as logs for
    # installing plugins, when ErrorActionPreference is set to Stop, this fails
    # the install. If this is fixed in the future in framework, we should remove this
    # setting.
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'SilentlyContinue';
    & $tanzuExe init
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';


# this is a built-in function, read https://docs.chocolatey.org/en-us/create/functions/install-chocolateyzippackage
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

# Copyright 2020-2021 VMware Tanzu Community Edition contributors. All Rights Reserved.
# SPDX-License-Identifier: Apache-2.0

# Clean out old runtime directories/files, but *keep configs*
$deleteFiles = (

Write-Host "Removing catalog files" -ForegroundColor Green
foreach ($file in $deleteFiles) {
    # If the file doesn't exist, that's fine, just keep going.
    Write-Host " - Removing file $file" -ForegroundColor Cyan
    Remove-Item -Force -Recurse -Path $file -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

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