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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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How to Configure Fluent Bit and Kafka 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, Elastic Search, 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  Kafka in a TKG cluster. …

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How to Configure Fluent Bit and Splunk 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, Elastic Search, 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 Splunk in a TKG cluster. …

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How to Allow for Multiple TKG Nodes to be Upgraded in Parallel

By default, when a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster is upgraded, the nodes are upgraded one a time. In my labs, I usually only have a single control plane node and at most two worker nodes since they are very resource constrained and not running any kind of demanding workloads so this isn’t a concern I …

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How to Configure Dex and Gangway for Active Directory Authentication in TKG

This is loosely based off of the instructions at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tanzu-Kubernetes-Grid/1.0/vmware-tanzu-kubernetes-grid-10/GUID-manage-instance-authentication.html with some help from https://brianragazzi.wordpress.com/2020/05/12/configure-tanzu-kubernetes-grid-to-use-active-directory/.  It was not a trivial process but the end result was worth it…being able to access your TKG clusters via an AD username/password. I started out with a a TKG management cluster deployed via the instructions in my blog post, Installing TKG 1.1 …

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How to Deploy MetalLB with BGP in a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 1.1 Cluster

In my last post, I had briefly hinted at the need for LoadBalancer services in TKG on vSphere since the only other externally accessible option (NodePort) will run into issues after an upgrade as your node IP addresses will change. TKG on vSphere does not offer any solution that provides LoadBalancer functionality (yet) but one …

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How to Upgrade a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster from 1.0 to 1.1

Much of this is based off of the instructions noted at Upgrading Tanzu Kubernetes Grid. TKG 1.1 provides the first opportunity to perform an upgrade of the product. The following are my notes from performing a TKG upgrade. The first step will be to download the components needed to install TKG 1.1 from https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=TKG-110&productId=988&rPId=46507. This will …

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