Chris Little

How to use Tanzu Observability by Wavefront in a TMC-managed Kubernetes cluster

If you haven’t tried out Tanzu Observability by Wavefront (in TMC or otherwise), I can’t recommend it enough. I’m relatively new to it but am still finding myself amazed with the depth of understanding it can bring to any kind of data that you send to it. TMC recently introduced an integration with Tanzu Observability …

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Validating a Kubernetes cluster with TMC Inspections

Inspections in TMC are using Sonobuoy within the cluster to do their work. You could use Sonobuoy directly and bypass TMC but it would take a little bit of configuration that TMC handles for you…it’s really not much if you’ve got access to TMC, why bother with it? You also wouldn’t get the great UI experience that …

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How to use Contour to provide ingress for Prometheus, Grafana and AlertManager in a TKG cluster.

In my ongoing efforts to get the most of out of my Tanzu Kubernetes Grid lab environment, I decided to to install Prometheus, Grafana and AlertManager in one of my workload clusters. I had a lot of options to choose from with regards to how to implement these projects but decided to go with Kube-Prometheus …

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See the effect of moving a TKG cluster from one TMC cluster group to another (and a brief look at TMC quota policies)

TMC recently added functionality for moving a cluster from one cluster group to another. Cluster groups are a logical construct in TMC that provide means of organizing Kubernetes clusters in a way that makes sense to you and then applying common policies to the clusters in the same group. You can read more about cluster …

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How to deploy a TKG cluster on AWS using Tanzu Mission Control

I hadn’t used TMC in a few months so decided to revisit the process for creating a TKG cluster on AWS. Just like months ago, I’m still impressed at how all of this works and you can end up with an OCI conformant Kubernetes cluster built with ClusterAPI on AWS. Note: These instructions assume you …

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How to Configure Fluent Bit and Elasticsearch in Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid provides several different Fluent Bit manifest files to help you deploy and configure Fluent Bit for use with Splunk, Elasticsearch, Kafka and a generic HTTP endpoint. In this post, I’ll walk though not only the Fluent Bit configuration which VMware has documented but the deployment of Elasticsearch/Kibana in a TKG cluster. You’ll …

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