VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid: Install, Configure, Manage [V1.5]-On Demand (EDU-TKGICM15-EL)

During this course, equivalent to 3 days of training, you focus on installing VMware Tanzu® Kubernetes Grid™ on a VMware vSphere® environment and then provisioning and managing Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters. The course covers how to install Tanzu Kubernetes Grid packages for image registry, authentication, logging, ingress, multi-pod network interfaces, service discovery, and monitoring. The concepts learned in this course are transferable for users who must install Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on other supported clouds.


Please Note - Due to the complexity of this lab, you will only have access to the live, hands-on lab for 10 days. You will have access to the lecture and recorded demonstration labs for 30 days.


This course is also available in an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) format. 


Audience

Platform operators who are responsible for deploying and managing Tanzu Kubernetes clusters


Prerequisites

  • Understanding of Kubernetes and the Kubernetes cluster architecture
  • Experience deploying and managing multiple Kubernetes clusters


Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe how Tanzu Kubernetes Grid fits in the VMware Tanzu™ portfolio
  • Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid architecture
  • Deploy and manage Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management clusters
  • Deploy and manage Tanzu Kubernetes Grid workload clusters
  • Deploy, configure, and manage Tanzu Kubernetes Grid packages
  • Perform basic troubleshooting
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1 Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives


2 Introducing VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

  • Identify the VMware Tanzu products responsible for Kubernetes life cycle management and describe the main differences between them
  • Explain the core concepts of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, including bootstrap, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management and workload clusters, and the role of Cluster API
  • List the components of a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid instance
  • Illustrate how to use the Tanzu CLI
  • Identify the requirements for a bootstrap machine
  • Define the Carvel Tool set
  • Define Cluster API
  • Identify the infrastructure providers
  • List the Cluster API controllers
  • Identify the Cluster API Custom Resource Definitions


3 Management Clusters

  • List the requirements for deploying a management cluster
  • Differentiate between deploying on vSphere 6.7 Update 3 and vSphere 7
  • Describe the components of NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  • Explain how Tanzu Kubernetes Grid integrates with NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  • Explain how Kubernetes manages authentication
  • Define Pinniped
  • Define Dex
  • Describe the Pinniped authentication workflow
  • List the steps to install a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management cluster
  • Summarize the events of a management cluster creation
  • Demonstrate how to use commands when working with management clusters


4 Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters

  • List the steps to build a custom image
  • Describe the available customizations
  • Identify the options for deploying Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters
  • Explain how Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters are created
  • Discuss which VMs make up a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster
  • List the pods that run on a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster
  • Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid core add-ons that are installed on a cluster


5 Configuring and Managing Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Instances

  • Define the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid packages
  • Describe the Harbor Image Registry
  • Define Fluent Bit
  • Identify the logs that Fluent Bit collects
  • Explain basic Fluent Bit configuration
  • Describe the Contour ingress controller
  • Demonstrate how to install Contour on a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster
  • Demonstrate how to install Service Discovery with ExternalDNS.
  • Define Multus CNI
  • Define Prometheus
  • Define Grafana


6 Troubleshooting

  • Discuss the various Tanzu Kubernetes Grid logs
  • Identify the location of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid logs
  • Explain the purpose of crash diagnostics
  • Demonstrate how to use SSH to connect to a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid VM
  • Describe the steps for troubleshooting a failed cluster deployment