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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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How to install vSphere with Tanzu with vSphere Networking

As of vSphere 7.0 U1, vSphere with Kubernetes has been rebranded to vSphere with Tanzu. Additionally, you no longer have to have NSX-T to deploy it. There is now an option that uses HAProxy and vSphere Networking for load balancing, but it does come with some limitations…the biggest being that you can’t deploy vSphere Pods …

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How to use Contour to provide ingress for Prometheus, Grafana and AlertManager in a TKG cluster.

In my ongoing efforts to get the most of out of my Tanzu Kubernetes Grid lab environment, I decided to to install Prometheus, Grafana and AlertManager in one of my workload clusters. I had a lot of options to choose from with regards to how to implement these projects but decided to go with Kube-Prometheus …

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See the effect of moving a TKG cluster from one TMC cluster group to another (and a brief look at TMC quota policies)

TMC recently added functionality for moving a cluster from one cluster group to another. Cluster groups are a logical construct in TMC that provide means of organizing Kubernetes clusters in a way that makes sense to you and then applying common policies to the clusters in the same group. You can read more about cluster …

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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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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 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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