Overview

During this 3-day course, you focus on deploying and managing VMware vSphere® with Tanzu. You learn about how vSphere with Tanzu can be used to orchestrate the delivery of Kubernetes clusters and containerized applications in a vSphere environment.

Target Audience

Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing vSphere with Tanzu

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Prerequisites

In order to facilitate your VMware e-courseware provision QA will share your name and email address (that which we have registered for you on our business systems) with VMware. VMware will then send you directly the details of your e-courseware access no less than 48 hours before your course is due to take place. VMware will not use these details for any other purpose than provisioning you with your e-courseware.

Please note that these details are held by VMware outside of the EU. If you have an existing VMware MyLearn account it is imperative that you notify QA of the email address you have registered to this account. Should you have any questions or concerns about this please contact your QA account manager.

Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either dual monitors or single monitor plus a tablet device.

Technical pre-requisites

To attend this course, we recommend completion of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage OR VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale

AND

  • VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage

Experience working at the command line is helpful.

This course requires that a student be able to perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

  • Create VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers and folders
  • Create a virtual machine using a wizard or a template
  • Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster with resource pools
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster

If you cannot perform all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete one of the prerequisite courses before enrolling in VMware vSphere with Tanzu: Deploy & Manage.

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Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu and use cases in on-premises environments
  • Deploy vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe VMware Tanzu Mission Control
  • Describe the VMware NSX® networking requirements for vSphere with Tanzu.
  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu on NSX-T Data Center
  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu on vSphere Distributed Switch
  • Create and manage vSphere with Tanzu namespaces
  • Deploy and run container applications on vSphere with Tanzu
  • Deploy and configure Harbor
  • Describe the VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid™ service
  • Deploy a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster
  • Deploy and run container applications on a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster
  • Describe the vSphere with Tanzu lifecycle
  • Use logs and CLI commands to monitor and troubleshoot vSphere with Tanzu
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Outline

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 Introduction to Containers and Kubernetes

  • Describe virtual machines and containers
  • Describe container hosts
  • Describe container engines
  • Describe Dockerfile
  • Describe container images
  • Describe image registry
  • Describe the purpose and functionality of Kubernetes
  • Describe YAML manifest files
  • Explain pods
  • Explain Replica Sets
  • Explain services
  • Explain deployments
  • Explain network policies

3 Introduction to vSphere with Tanzu

  • Introduce the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
  • Introduce the VMware Tanzu™ portfolio
  • Describe the purpose and functionality of vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe the capabilities of vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe the components of vSphere with Tanzu
  • Contrast vSphere with Tanzu to traditional Kubernetes
  • Describe the requirements for vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe the NSX components required for vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe the network topology of vSphere with Tanzu
  • Explain the networking requirements of vSphere with Tanzu
  • Compare NSX networking objects with Kubernetes networking objects
  • Describe the kubectl command line interface

4 vSphere with Tanzu Core Services

  • Explain the architecture of the vSphere with Tanzu core services
  • Describe the use cases of vSphere with Tanzu
  • Enable vSphere with Tanzu
  • Deploy Harbor Registry
  • Describe a vSphere with Tanzu namespace
  • Describe resource quotas
  • Explain authentication and authorization to vSphere with Tanzu
  • Create a namespace
  • Use kubectl to interact with vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe using kubectl pod deployment
  • Explain scaling a pod deployment
  • Explain deleting pods
  • Use kubectl to deploy a pod
  • Use kubectl to scale a pod
  • Describe a Container Storage Interface
  • Explain VM Storage Policies and Persistent Volumes
  • Monitor Cloud Native Storage
  • Create a Persistent Volume
  • Describe the NSX Container Plugin
  • Explain Supervisor Cluster Network Topology
  • Explain Container Objects in NSX
  • Describe Kubernetes Services
  • Describe Kubernetes Network Policies
  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu on vSphere Distributed Switch
  • Describe Harbor Image Registry
  • Explain Harbor integration with vSphere with Tanzu
  • Enable Harbor
  • Push container images to Harbor
  • Deploy containers from Harbor
  • 5 VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service
  • Introduce Kubernetes Cluster API
  • Explain Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service
  • Describe the use cases for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters
  • Describe enabling Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters
  • Deploy a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster
  • Scale a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster
  • Explain the life cycle of Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters
  • Deploy pods to a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster
  • Describe monitoring of Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters

6 Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Describe the monitoring tools for vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe the troubleshooting tools for vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ integration
  • Describe VMware Tanzu Mission Control
  • Describe the integration between vSphere with Tanzu and VMware Tanzu Mission Control
  • Describe vCenter Server events
  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu events
  • Describe gathering vSphere with Tanzu support log bundles

7 vSphere with Tanzu Life Cycle

  • Introduce Kubernetes version
  • Explain Kubernetes release cadence
  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu life cycle
  • Describe NSX component life cycle
  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu Certificate Management

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