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How to integrate vSphere 8 with Tanzu clusters with Aria Operations for Applications

You can use the vSphere UI to get a high-level view of events in your Tanzu Kubernetes clusters, and you can use the CLI to see very detailed information. Neither of these is both comprehensive and easy though. If you have onboarded your vSphere 8 with Tanzu installation to Tanzu Mission Control (TMC) (see my […]

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Using Velero in a vSphere 8 with Tanzu TKG cluster

In my earlier post, Enabling and Using the Velero Service on a vSphere 8 with Tanzu Supervisor Cluster, I walked through the process of getting the Velero service running in a vSphere 8 with Tanzu supervisor cluster. This process largely leveraged the Velero operator to ensure that all components were created properly and the Velero

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Using the vSphere 8 with Tanzu Image Registry service (Harbor) in a TKG cluster

In my previous post, Installing Harbor Image Registry to a vSphere 8 with Tanzu Supervisor Cluster, I detailed the steps needed to deploy and use the Image Registry service (Harbor) in a vSphere 8 with Tanzu supervisor cluster. This same Harbor instance can be used in a TKG cluster deployed under the same supervisor cluster.

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Installing Packages to a TKG cluster in vSphere 8 with Tanzu

I’ve written a few posts in the past about using packages (previously extensions) within the context of TGK clusters installed on vSphere (Upgrading from TKG 1.3 to 1.4 (including extensions) on vSphere, How to configure external-dns with Microsoft DNS in TKG 1.3 (plus Harbor and Contour), Working with TKG Extensions and Shared Services in TKG

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Installing a TKG 1.4 management cluster on vSphere with NSX Advanced Load Balancer

The process of deploying a TKG 1.4 management cluster is largely unchanged from my previous post, Installing Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 1.3 on vSphere with NSX Advanced Load Balancer, but there are some differences worth calling out. I’ll walk through the entire process again in this post and pay special attention to new and changed portions.

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Revisiting installing NSX Advanced Load Balancer for use with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and vSphere with Tanzu

Several months ago, I did a walkthrough of installing NSX Advanced Load Balancer (NSX ALB) for use with both Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) and vSphere with Tanzu. This was on the 20.1.3 version and there have been a few updates since then. I also wrote a post on upgrading NSX ALB a month later but

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Using multiple availability zones for a workload cluster in TKG 1.4 on vSphere

Before TKG 1.4, when you provisioned workload clusters on vSphere, the nodes mostly ended up randomly spread out across the available ESXi hosts. This wouldn’t provide the best experience when you’re planning for DR scenarios and want to ensure some redundancy. There is now the ability to spread nodes across multiple clusters within a single

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Migrating a TKG cluster control-plane endpoint from kube-vip to NSX-ALB

With the introduction of TKG 1.4 you can now use NSX Advanced Load Balancer (NSA ALB) to supply the control plane endpoint VIP instead of kube-proxy. This is a great advancement but it’s not clear how to take advantage of this feature for upgraded management and workload clusters. In this post, I’ll walk through the

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Upgrading from TKG 1.3 to 1.4 (including extensions) on vSphere

Tanzu Kuberentes Grid (TKG) 1.4 was just released on September 9th, 2021 and I couldn’t wait to take it for a spin. You can read all about the new features in the Release Notes and be sure to check out the updated documentation as there are several changes to how things work from 1.3. My

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