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VMware vSphere with Tanzu: Deploy and Manage [V7] 

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. 

VMware vSphere with Tanzu: Deploy and Manage [V7]

Duration: 3 Days

Course 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.

 

Learning Objectives 

After completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Describe vSphere with Kubernetes and use cases in on-premises environments 

  • Deploy vSphere with Kubernetes 

  • Describe the VMware NSX® networking requirements for vSphere with Kubernetes. 

  • Create and manage vSphere with Kubernetes namespaces 

  • Deploy and run container applications on vSphere with Kubernetes 

  • Deploy and configure VMware 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 Kubernetes lifecycle 

  • Use logs and CLI commands to monitor and troubleshoot vSphere with Kubernetes 

 

Target Audience: 

 

  • This training course is recommended for experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing vSphere with Kubernetes 

Course Prerequisites 

This course requires 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 

 

Course Modules 

 Course Introduction 

  • Introductions and course logistics 

  • Course objectives 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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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