The dust has settled a bit after the big VMware vSphere 7 release, and vSphere 7 with Kubernetes, and there is now some really good resources available for those looking into the details about the various Kubernetes and Tanzu parts of it.
Here’s a list of fresh content that I’ve found either educational or just simply enlightening on this topic:
Cormac Hogan recently published Understanding the Tanzu portfolio (and the new names for VMware modern app products) which is a must read for anyone who is looking for clarification on what the different components that make up the Tanzu portfolio is — and to be honest, most of us probably do need a 101 lesson here.
vSphere 7 with Kubernetes – 2 Node Lab Deployment by Viktor van den Berg shows how can get away with running two ESXi hosts for a vSphere 7 with Kubernetes. Pretty awesome, and should make for a great lab exercise.
- William Lam has even got a post up on doing it with one host(!!), as shown in Deploying a minimal vSphere with Kubernetes environment.
The team behind VMware Cloud Foundation Lab Constructor (VLC) has made VLC 4.0 Public beta available:
I’ve used VLC to run live Cloud Foundation demos in various settings before, and it works really well.
Today I am happy to announce that the VLC 4.0 Public beta (VCF Lab Constructor) is now available. This powerful tool can build an entire nested VCF 4 Lab. To learn more about VLC see the blog below. VLC 4 beta is available to registered users in VLC Slack. https://t.co/OIhiAMLZKs— SDDC Commander (@SDDCCommander) May 8, 2020
Check out the Using Tanzu Kubernetes Grid to Deploy Kubernetes with Ease webinar by Kenny Coleman.
Last, but not least, William Lam is at it again, with it being awesome. This time he’s made a Demo Appliance for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) Fling available. With this you don’t need anything but this appliance to be able to play around with TKG!
Running vSphere 7 with Kubernetes in the lab is definitively on my TODO list!
- VMware Updates Minimum Requirements for vSphere 7 With Kubernetes in VCF —
- VMware Announcements September 2020 — The Resource List —
- VMware vSphere 7 Update 1 With Tanzu News —
- The Problem with VMware vSphere 7 With Kubernetes —
- VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 Announced —