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Backup vSphere Persistent Volumes with Velero and the Velero Plugin for vSphere

The 1.1.1 version of the Velero Plugin for vSphere was just released and I had been waiting for it as I needed the ability to backup vSphere persistent volumes on Kubernetes 1.20.x and to use an untrusted certificate with my S3 storage location. Since both of these concerns were addressed in this version, I quickly …

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How to configure external-dns with Microsoft DNS in TKG 1.3 (plus Harbor and Contour)

External-DNS is an open source project that is newly included in TKG 1.3. External-DNS synchronizes exposed Kubernetes Services and Ingresses with DNS providers. TKG 1.3 uses external-DNS to assist with service discovery as it will automatically create DNS records for httpproxy resources created via Contour in TKG. AWS (Route53), Azure, and RFC2136 (BIND) are currently …

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Installing Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 1.3 on vSphere with NSX Advanced Load Balancer

In my earlier post, Deploying NSX Advanced Load Balancer for use with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and vSphere with Tanzu, I got NSX ALB up and running in a configuration that could be used for either vSphere with Tanzu or Tanzu Kubernetes Grid. In this post, I’ll go through the process of installing TKG 1.3 while …

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

With regards to VMware’s Kubernetes offerings, providing load balancing services to your workloads has been a bit tricky. If you were using Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition or vSphere with Tanzu, and had NSX-T in the mix, you were covered. vSphere with Tanzu, 7.0 U1 release, provided support for vSphere networking and HAProxy for load …

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Provision and upgrade WCP clusters via TMC

In my previous post Attaching a vSphere 7.0 with Tanzu supervisor cluster to Tanzu Mission Control and creating new Tanzu Kubernetes clusters, I walked through the process of registering a vSphere 7.0 with Tanzu supervisor cluster to Tanzu Mission Control for the purpose of creating and managing workload clusters. Since then, I’ve spent some more …

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Using autoscaler functionality in Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 1.2.1

The 1.2.1 release of TKG does not come with many new features over the 1.2.0 release but one very important one is the inclusion of autoscaler functionality. Enabling and configuring it on your cluster is fairly straightforward and I’ll walk through it in this post. My TKG 1.2.1 deployment is running on top of vSphere …

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Attaching a vSphere 7.0 with Tanzu supervisor cluster to Tanzu Mission Control and creating new Tanzu Kubernetes clusters

Adding a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster to TMC management as an attached cluster has been possible for quite a while. You didn’t have the same level of control as you would for a cluster created by TMC on AWS but it at least provided some visibility and the policy functionality provided by TMC. As of yesterday, …

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How to Deploy an OIDC-Enabled Cluster on vSphere in TKG 1.2

In one of my earlier blog posts, How to Configure Dex and Gangway for Active Directory Authentication in TKG, I walked through the process of creating an OIDC-enabled TKG cluster in the 1.1 version. With the 1.2 version, things are a little bit different. The process has some similarities to the Dex/Gangway configuration that was …

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