How to deploy a TKG cluster on AWS using Tanzu Mission Control

I hadn’t used TMC in a few months so decided to revisit the process for creating a TKG cluster on AWS. Just like months ago, I’m still impressed at how all of this works and you can end up with an OCI conformant Kubernetes cluster built with ClusterAPI on AWS. Note: These instructions assume you …

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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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I had never applied for this before but felt that I should give it a shot this year…   I’m incredibly honored by this recognition and will keep striving to better myself and advocate for VMware products and technologies.

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 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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