NLVMUG speaking engagement: Getting started with K8S on vSphere

Today I presented at the Virtual NLVMUG UserCon 2020. The topic of my presentation was “Getting started with K8S on vSphere in 3..2..1” (Aan de slag met Kubernetes op vSphere in 3..2..1). Goal of this presentation was to get the audience up to speed in deploying & configuring vSphere with Tanzu. vSphere … [Read more...]

A first look at Tanzu Basic (part 3): enable workload management

This is the third article in my “a first look at Tanzu Basic” series. First part 1 and part 2 if you’re new to Tanzu Basic. In this article I will walk you through the steps to enable workload management in the vSphere WebClient. In the previous article we’ve succesfully deployed HA proxy, that … [Read more...]

A first look at Tanzu Basic (part 2): network setup and HA Proxy

In part 1 of these series I introduced the Tanzu Basic (vSphere with Kubernetes) offering. In part 2 we will create a setup to deploy Tanzu Basic leveraging the vCenter Server Network option. Before we get started, it’s required to setup the VLANs/portgroups you want to use for Tanzu Basic. There’s a … [Read more...]

How to connect vROps to TKG running in vSphere with Kubernetes

With the vRealize Operations Management Pack for Container Monitoring you get a wealth on information to monitor what’s happening inside your Kubernetes clusters. You can use the management pack to monitor your Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) clusters, including TKG Service clusters – that are TKG clusters that … [Read more...]

VMware Cloud Foundation 4: Licensing, Packaging and Bill of Materials

More than a year ago I published an article on VCF licensing, packaging and the bill of materials; this article was written with VCF 3.5 in mind. With VCF 4 available since April 2020, and the recent release of VCF 4.0.1 I decided to write an update on this topic. Let’s first recall, what is […] … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]