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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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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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