App Accelerator is a subcomponent of Tanzu Application Platform (TAP), which is covered in Chapter 8, Enhancing Developer Productivity with Tanzu Application Platform. To get started with App Accelerator, we’ll first need to install a Kubernetes cluster and then layer TAP over that. You’re free to use whichever Kubernetes distribution you prefer. If you’d like some guidance around standing up a cluster, the appendix at the end of the book gives several options for getting Kubernetes up and running.
Once you have a running Kubernetes cluster, you’ll need to jump briefly to Chapter 8, Enhancing Developer Productivity with Tanzu Application Platform, where we walk through the installation of TAP. That chapter walks through a more complex end-to-end use case, while this chapter focuses solely on the Application Accelerator component.
Depending on your Kubernetes cluster, your TAP GUI may be at a local address such as