VMware vSphere with Tanzu: Deploy Configure Manage [V8]

Course code: VMWARESTDCM

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, vSphere Pods, Supervisor Services, and VMware Tanzu® Kubernetes Grid™ clusters. You will also gain experience with day 2 operations and life cycle management of a vSphere with Tanzu environment.

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Course description

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

  • 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
  • Describe vSphere Pod capabilities and components
  • 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 and manage virtual machines using the VM Service
  • 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

Target group

  • vSphere administrators and platform operators who are responsible for deploying and managing workloads and services in vSphere with Tanzu

Course structure

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 Introduction to Containers and Kubernetes

  • Differentiate between containers and virtual machines
  • Identify the parts of a container system
  • List the steps in a basic Docker workflow
  • Explain the importance of Kubernetes
  • Identify the basic architecture of Kubernetes
  • Describe a basic Kubernetes workflow

3 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 Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters

4 vSphere with Tanzu Infrastructure

  • Discuss storage concepts for vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe storage policies
  • Describe content libraries
  • Explain the Container Storage Interface plug-in functionalities
  • Discuss storage for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters
  • Describe the vSAN Direct datastore for vSphere with Tanzu
  • Identify the two network stacks available for vSphere with Tanzu deployments
  • List the VDS components that vSphere with Tanzu supports
  • List the NSX components that vSphere with Tanzu supports
  • Outline the supported load balancer solutions by vSphere with Tanzu

5 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 Namespace resources and Kubernetes object limits
  • Define content libraries and VM images
  • Explain VM classes
  • Describe Kubernetes CLI Tools for vSphere
  • List the different types 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
  • List the vSphere with Tanzu services and workloads
  • Identify the supportability for vSphere with Tanzu services and workloads based on the Supervisor deployment types

6 vSphere with Tanzu Workloads and Services

  • Describe the characteristics of vSphere Pods
  • Identify the capabilities of vSphere Pods
  • List the components of vSphere Pods
  • Explain the concept of Supervisor Services
  • Describe the Supervisor Services catalog and its available services
  • Discuss how to add Supervisor Services and manage their life cycle
  • Describe Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters
  • List the components of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
  • 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
  • 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

7 Day 2 Operations

  • Explain how to view Kubernetes namespace events
  • List the ways to monitor vSphere Pod, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster, and VM performance and utilization
  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu control plane certificate management
  • Describe load balancer certificate management
  • Describe the prerequisites and steps for updating vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe the Supervisor updates
  • Describe the vSphere Namespace updates
  • Describe the update process of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters
  • List the steps to back up the vSphere with Tanzu components
  • Explain how to back up a Supervisor
  • Define Velero Plugin for vSphere and standalone Velero
  • Identify the steps to install Velero on workload clusters
  • Explain how to back up and restore vSphere with Tanzu workloads with the Velero CLI
  • Describe the various vSphere with Tanzu logs
  • Explain how to generate a vSphere with Tanzu support bundle
  • Explain how to use SSH to connect to Supervisor control plane nodes

Prerequisites

  • 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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