Overview

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware® Enterprise PKS 1.5 (a purpose-built container solution to operationalize Kubernetes for multicloud enterprises and service providers). VMware Enterprise PKS significantly simplifies the deployment and management of Kubernetes clusters with Day 1 and Day 2 operations support. This course prepares you to install and administer a VMware Enterprise PKS environment for an organization of any size.

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Prerequisites

This class requires understanding the concepts and topics presented in the following courses:

  • Kubernetes Foundations (or equivalent)
  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x]
  • Completion of VMware NSX-T: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.x]
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Explain how the VMware Enterprise PKS platform enables enterprises to deploy and manage the Kubernetes platform as a service on premises
  • Describe the VMware Enterprise PKS platform architecture
  • Describe the preinstallation activities, such as how various topologies of VMware Enterprise PKS can be deployed, and how to meet prerequisites before installing VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Describe how BOSH unifies release engineering, deployment, and lifecycle management of cloud software in a VMware Enterprise PKS platform
  • Describe how the VMware Enterprise PKS Management Console appliance is used to configure and deploy the VMware Enterprise PKS platform components
  • Describe how VMware NSX-T™ Data Center integrates with VMware Enterprise PKS to provide networking and security services for all the components in a VMware Enterprise PKS environment
  • Install, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot a VMware Enterprise PKS environment
  • Use Day 2 operations to create, view, scale, and delete Kubernetes clusters and upgrade VMware Enterprise PKS
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Outline

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 VMware Enterprise PKS Value Proposition

  • Kubernetes and VMware Enterprise PKS Overview
  • Changes in Software Development Practices
  • Containers Overview
  • Kubernetes Overview
  • Managing Kubernetes with VMware Enterprise PKS

3 VMware Enterprise PKS Architecture

  • Introduction to BOSH
  • Introduction to Kubernetes in VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Introduction to Operations Manager
  • Introduction to the VMware Enterprise PKS Control Plane
  • Introduction to Harbor
  • Introduction to VMware Enterprise PKS Management Console

4 Networking VMware Enterprise PKS with NSX-T

  • Overview of NSX-T Data Center and it’s uses
  • Logical Switching, Routing, Load Balancing and NATs
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center integration with Kubernetes
  • Logical topologies
  • Physical Topologies

5 Managing VMware Enterprise PKS

  • Physical topologies
  • Tools to manage VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Managing users
  • Network profiles
  • Creating clusters
  • Introduction to Kubernetes
  • Persistent storage
  • NSX-T Data Center Integration with VMware Enterprise PKS and Tools
  • Managing clusters
  • Managing Resources
  • Upgrading VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Backup and restore

6 Monitoring VMware Enterprise PKS

  • Using vRealize Log Insight with VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Using vRealize Operations with VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Using Wavefront® by VMware® with VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Using the Kubernetes dashboard
  • VMware Enterprise PKS logging sinks

7 Installing VMware Enterprise PKS

  • Overview of the Installation Process
  • Install using Operations Manager
  • Installing VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Installing Harbor

8 Troubleshooting VMware Enterprise PKS

  • Troubleshooting with Bosh
  • Retrieving Logs
  • Troubleshooting Tips
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