During this three-day course, you focus on deploying and managing VMware vSphere® with VMware Tanzu® in a VMware vSphere® 8 environment. You learn how vSphere with Tanzu provides services to deploy and manage virtual machines and vSphere Pods. You will also gain experience with managing Supervisor Services and VMware Tanzu® Kubernetes Grid™ clusters in addition to day 2 operations and life cycle management.
Product Alignment
  • VMware vSphere® 8 Update 1
  • VMware NSX® Advanced Load Balancer™ 22.1.3
  • VMware Tanzu® Kubernetes Grid™ 2.0
vSphere administrators and platform operators who are responsible for deploying and managing workloads and services in vSphere with Tanzu
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  • Experience deploying and managing vSphere
  • Understanding of Kubernetes and the Kubernetes cluster architecture
Attending one of the following courses is recommended:
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
  • Kubernetes Fundamentals and Cluster Operations
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe how vSphere with Tanzu fits in the VMware Tanzu® portfolio
  • Describe the vSphere with Tanzu concepts and architecture
  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu on VMware NSX®
  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu on VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
  • List the load balancer solutions supported by vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe the vSphere with Tanzu storage components
  • Deploy and manage Supervisors
  • Deploy and manage virtual machines using the VM Service
  • Deploy and configure Contour as a Supervisor Service
  • Deploy and configure ExternalDNS as a Supervisor Service
  • Deploy and configure Harbor as a Supervisor Service
  • Deploy and manage Tanzu Kubernetes Grid workload clusters
  • Deploy applications in a vSphere with Tanzu environment
  • Perform a backup using Velero
  • Use the vSphere UI and CLI to monitor the health of the vSphere with Tanzu environment
  • Use logs and CLI commands to troubleshoot the vSphere with Tanzu environment
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1 Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
2 Introducing vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
  • Describe VMware Tanzu® Mission Control
  • Describe VMware Tanzu® for Kubernetes Operations
  • Explain the purpose of vSphere with Tanzu
  • Identify the capabilities of vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe the vSphere with Tanzu Supervisor
  • Identify the components of the vSphere with Tanzu Supervisor
  • Describe vSphere Namespaces
  • Describe the Supervisor Services
  • Describe the VM Service
  • Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters
3 vSphere with Tanzu Infrastructure
  • Explain the storage concepts in vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe storage policies
  • Describe content libraries
  • Describe Container Storage Interface
  • Discuss storage for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters
  • Explain vSAN Direct datastores for vSphere with Tanzu
  • Identify the two network stacks available for vSphere with Tanzu deployments
  • Describe the VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™ components that are used by vSphere with Tanzu
  • List the VMware NSX® components that are used by vSphere with Tanzu
  • List the load balancer solutions supported by vSphere with Tanzu
4 vSphere with Tanzu Architecture
  • Describe the Supervisor architecture
  • List the different options for deploying the Supervisor
  • Outline the requirements for deploying a Supervisor
  • Outline the licensing requirements for the Supervisor
  • Describe vSphere Namespaces
  • List vSphere Namespaces resources and Kubernetes object limits
  • Describe content libraries and VM images
  • Describe VM classes
  • List the different type of authentication available in vSphere with Tanzu
  • Explain vSphere privileges
  • Explain roles and permissions in vSphere Namespaces
  • Explain Tanzu Kubernetes Grid RBAC
  • List the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid authentication methods
  • Describe Kubernetes CLI Tools for vSphere
  • List the vSphere with Tanzu services and workloads
  • Identify the supportability for vSphere with Tanzu services and workloads based on the Supervisor deployment types
5 vSphere with Tanzu Core Services
  • Describe the characteristics of vSphere Pods
  • Recognize the capabilities of vSphere Pods
  • Identify the components of vSphere Pods
  • Describe the VM Service
  • Explain the use cases of the VM Service
  • List the VM Service parameters
  • Outline the requirements for deploying a VM using the VM Service
  • Describe Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters
  • List the components of a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid workload cluster
  • List the options for deploying Tanzu Kubernetes Grid workload clusters
  • List the different types of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid workload clusters
  • Outline the requirements for deploying a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid workload cluster
6 vSphere with Tanzu Supervisor Services
  • Explain the concept of Supervisor Services
  • Describe the Supervisor Services catalog and its available services
  • Explain how to add and manage the life cycle of Supervisor Services
7 vSphere with Tanzu Life Cycle
  • List the prerequisites and steps for updating vSphere with Tanzu
  • Explain the Supervisor updates
  • Explain the vSphere Namespace update
  • Discuss the update process of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters
8 Day 2 Operations
  • Explain how to view Kubernetes namespace events
  • List ways to monitor vSphere Pod utilization
  • Identify how to monitor vSphere Pod performance
  • Explain vSphere with Tanzu control plane certificate management
  • Identify the various vSphere with Tanzu logs
  • List the steps to generate a vSphere with Tanzu support bundle
  • Explain how to use SSH to connect to the Supervisor control plane nodes
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