To enable the Spectro VM Dashboard, apply the profile you created to your cluster.


  • Two defined cluster role bindings for every user: spectro-list-namespacesand spectro-list-vmtemplates.
  • Additional cluster roles, based on the user's persona, must be associated with the user by specifying a cluster role binding or a namespace-restricted role binding:

    • spectro-vm-admin

    • spectro-vm-power-user

    • spectro-vm-user

    • spectro-vm-viewer

      Alternatively, you can use standard Kubernetes roles cluster-admin, admin, edit, and view instead of defining bindings based on spectro-vm-* roles.

  • Assigned permissions to access Palette clusters.

Enable the VM Dashboard

  1. Log in to Palette.
  1. From the left Main Menu, click Clusters and select your cluster.
  1. Navigate to the Profiles tab and click + next to Addon Layers, then select the profile you created.
  1. Click on Settings and choose RBAC to add role bindings. Refer to Create a Role Binding for guidance. Refer to VM User Roles and Permissions for a list of Cluster Roles and equivalent Palette Roles.
  1. Click Confirm to update the cluster.

The cluster status displays as Upgrading on the cluster overview page. Updating can take several minutes depending on your environment. You can track events from the Events tab.


When the cluster is finished upgrading, ensure the cluster status displays as Running and that a new tab labeled Virtual Machines appears on the Cluster's page.

Next Steps

Now you are ready to deploy a VM. Go ahead and review the Deploy VM From a Template guide to get started with the deployment process.