VMware vSphere and Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Fundamentals Lab

Solution Overview

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid simplifies Kubernetes for developers, enabling them to run the same K8's across private data center, public clouds and edge locations for a consistent, secure experience.  Day 1 and beyond operations are greatly simplified with complete, easy to upgrade K8's runtimes with fully validated components. WWT has designed this lab to demonstrate TKG from the viewpoint of a typical developer whose focus lies mainly in deploying and running their application, as well as the VMware administrator whose focus is on the infrastructure and operations that enable and support TKG.

Goals & Objectives

  • Understand lab toplogy, networking and CLI requirements
  • Deploy and manage Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Cluster
  • Deploy sample application to Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Cluster
  • Bonus: Deploy Vsphere with Kubernetes from scratch

Hardware & Software

This lab contains several components:

  • 3 x Vsphere ESXi hosts (7.0 Update 1)
  • 1 x Vsphere Virtual Center (7.0 Update 1)
  • 1 x NSX-T Manager Appliance (3.0.2)
  • 1 x NSX-T Edge (3.0.2)
  • 1 x FreeNas Appliance for NFS
  • 1 x Windows 2016 AD/DNS/DHCP Server
  • 1 x Windows 10 Jumpbox