Velero

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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Enabling and Using the Velero Service on a vSphere 8 with Tanzu Supervisor Cluster

I’ve written about using Velero for backing up Kubernetes workloads in the past but never in regards to vSphere with Tanzu and never having used the Velero Operator (or service as it’s called in vSphere with Tanzu). Velero can be enabled as a service at the Supervisor level and provide backup and restore functionality to

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How to enable and use a custom S3 or S3-compatible storage location for Data Protection backups in TMC

In my previous post, Enable and use Data Protection in TMC, I walked through the process of using the Data Protection feature in TMC to backup and restore a workload. While this works great, it has a limitation in that you must use an Amazon S3 bucket for the backup storage location. While this might

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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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