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Upgrading a TKGI 1.11 Management Console installation to 1.12

I’ve been through several TKGI installs over the last couple of years but not too many upgrades. The last time I went through one was going from 1.7 to 1.8, as documented in my previous post, A Walk-through of Upgrading Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (Enterprise PKS) from 1.7 to 1.8. Much has changed since …

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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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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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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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A Walk-through of Upgrading Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (Enterprise PKS) from 1.7 to 1.8

I recently had an opportunity to run though a massive upgrade effort of a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI, formerly Enterprise PKS) installation from 1.7 to 1.8. This also included a vSphere upgrade from 6.7 U3 to 7.0b and an NSX-T upgrade from 2.5.1 to 3.0.1. TKGI 1.8 was just released on June 30th …

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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 fromĀ https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=TKG-110&productId=988&rPId=46507. This will …

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