Deploy a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Cluster on vSphere 7

In two previous posts (here and here) I described how to enable vSphere with Kubernetes in vSphere 7. Although VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) is required from a licensing/support perspective to run vSphere with Kubernetes, it’s technically possible to enable vSphere with Kubernetes without VCF. After vSphere with … [Read more...]

Comparing Tanzu Kubernetes Grid offerings

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) provides a consistent, upstream-compatible implementation of Kubernetes, that is tested, signed, and supported by VMware. Tanzu Kubernetes Grid is central to many of the offerings in VMware’s Tanzu portfolio. As you might have noticed, there are currently five different TKG … [Read more...]

Join us on May 28th for a vPubQuiz around VCF & Hybrid Cloud

The vPubQuiz is targeted at a Dutch speaking audience, that’s why this article is also in Dutch. Inmiddels zijn er twee vPubQuizen achter de rug. Op 7 mei hebben we een vPubQuiz over #HCI gehad, op 14 mei was het onderwerp #CloudManagement. Bedankt voor jullie positieve reacties, we hopen dat iedereen dit … [Read more...]

How to deploy vSphere 7 with Kubernetes on a single not-nested ESXi node

In a previous article I explained how to deploy vSphere with Kubernetes on a nested two node ESXi environment. Because the deployment wizard doesn’t check if you have the required number of ESXi hosts available you can even choose to deploy vSphere with Kubernetes on a single host. William Lam already posted an … [Read more...]

vSphere 7 with Kubernetes – 2 Node Lab Deployment

I was really looking forward to get my hands on vSphere 7 with Kubernetes. Although a minimum of 3 hosts is required in a VCF setup, the vSphere Web Client told me a two node cluster should also suffice…and in the meantime I’ve learned even a one node (lab) deployment is an option. In this article […] … [Read more...]

Join us for our first Dutch vPubQuiz!

Ben jij ook zo enthousiast over VMware technologie en houd je wel van een spelletje? Dan is de on-line vPubquiz echt iets voor jou! In drie rondes (donderdag 7, 14 en 28 mei van 16:00 tot 17:00) testen wij jullie kennis op het gebied van #HCI, #CloudManagement en #VMwareCloud en passeren de nieuwste ontwikkelingen de … [Read more...]

VMware Cloud Foundation / VVD and VMSA-2020-0006 & CVE-2020-3952

Note that this information is intended to provide some pointers in relation to VMSA-2020-0006/CVE-2020-3952 in a VCF or VVD environment. Always take decisions based on the official documentation as published by VMware. If you’re a VMware administrator you probably heard about VMSA-2020-0006/CVE-2020-3952 that … [Read more...]

How to install vRA 8.1 on an ESXi host with less than 12 cores/threads

vRealize Automation (vRA) is part of VMware’s Cloud Management Platform and provides comprehensive automation & orchestration capabilities. vRA is available as on-premises installable and available as a cloud service: vRealize Automation Cloud. The latest version of the on-premises installation of vRA, … [Read more...]

AMD EPYC support in NSX-T 3.0

A lot of customers are looking at (the latest) AMD CPUs in virtualization environments. AMD is doing some interesting things with the EPYC CPUs: the first generation of EPYC CPUs (Naples) provided up to 32 cores, while the second generation EPYC CPUs (Rome) are now available with up to 64 cores per CPU. Although AMD … [Read more...]

A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS (Part 4): Disaster Recovery

This is my last article in my series of articles on HCX. To learn more, feel free to read my previous posts: Part 1 – A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS: Introduction Part 2 – A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS: Extending networks Part 3 – A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS: […] … [Read more...]