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Create a VMO Profile

The Virtual Machine Orchestrator pack that you use to create a cluster profile conveniently includes several components and automatically installs the Spectro Proxy pack when you use the default profile configuration. To learn about pack components, refer to Virtual Machine Orchestrator Pack.


  • A Palette permission key create for the resource clusterProfile.

Create the Profile

  1. Log in to Palette.
  1. Select Profiles in the left Main Menu and click the Add Cluster Profile button.
  1. Enter basic information for the profile: name, version if desired, and optional description.
  1. Select type Add-on, and click Next.
  1. In the following screen, click Add New Pack.
  1. Use the information below to find the Virtual Machine Orchestrator pack:

    • Pack Type: System App
    • Registry: Public Repo
    • Pack Name: Virtual Machine Orchestrator
    • Pack Version: 1.0 or higher
  1. Review the Access configuration panel at right. The default setting is Proxied, which automatically adds the Spectro Proxy pack when you create the cluster. Check out the Spectro Proxy guide to learn more. Changing the default may require some additional configuration.

    The Direct option is intended for a private configuration where a proxy is not implemented or not desired.


    We recommend using the pack defaults. Default settings provide best practices for your clusters. Changing the default settings can introduce misconfigurations. Carefully review the changes you make to a pack.

  2. Click Confirm & Create.

  1. In the following screen, click Next.
  1. Review the profile and click Finish Configuration.
  1. Apply the profile to your cluster.


You can validate the profile is created.

  1. Log in to Palette.
  1. Navigate to Profiles from the left Main Menu.
  1. Locate the newly created profile in the list.
  1. From the left Main Menu, click Clusters and select your cluster.
  1. Based on your Single Sign-On (SSO) settings, the Virtual Machines tab may display on the Cluster Overview page, or the Connect button may display next to Virtual Machines Dashboard in cluster details.

Next Steps

You will need to configure roles and role bindings to give users access virtual clusters. You can use VM user roles and permissions or standard Kubernetes roles. For configuration guidance, refer to Add Roles and Role Bindings. The VM User Roles and Permissions reference lists Cluster Roles and equivalent Palette Roles.