Overview Note: After I have written this blog post I got to hear that work on maintaining project Octant might come to an end, so I thought to include this piece of news as well. Project Octant is an open source project which offers introspection capability into Tanzu and native Kubernetes clusters. It offers a […]

Overview I am just back from VMware Explore in Barcelona after presenting an interesting session about securing containers with Antrea and NSX and I am very excited and pumped to see how our Tanzu portfolio has/is evolved/evolving and this just gave me a push to revisit a topic which is bit common, yet will be […]

Overview In the second part of this blog post I will be finalising my NSX Application Platform deployment on upstream Kubernetes. In Part 1 of this blog series I deployed a vanilla Kubernetes cluster from the ground up, deployed VMware Antrea as CNI, MetalLb as load balancer provider and vSphere storage plugin (CSI provider) which […]

Overview In a previous blog post (HERE) I deployed NSX Application Platform on top of TKGs kubernetes cluster, however I had different discussions with both customers and partners and based on that I decided to write another blog post to cover NSX Application Platform (NAPP) deployment on upstream (aka native) Kubernetes cluster, since not all […]

Overview With the release of vSphere 8, VMware introduced Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters version 2, with TKG 2 you can provision two types of workload clusters on Supervisor cluster, traditional¬†Tanzu Kubernetes clusters (TKCs) and Clusters based on a ClusterClass. With the introduction of Cluster Class TKG deployment API, this will provide a unified method of […]

Overview vSphere 8 introduced zonal supervisor cluster deployments in order to improve Tanzu workload resiliency, by enabling TKG clusters deployments across 3 vSphere clusters (where each cluster is mapped to a zone) providing wider faulty domains than just single vSphere cluster as was the case vSphere 7. In vSphere 8 HA zones, the supervisor cluster […]

Overview One of the cool features that was introduced with vSphere 8 is Workload Availability zones, which is basically HA zones for your Tanzu workload clusters hosted on top of vSphere with Tanzu supervisor clusters. Workload availability zones require 3 independent vSphere clusters each with independent networking and storage components, this is needed to provide […]

Overview vSphere 8 was announced during VMware Explore US with a lot of new powerful and cool features targeting bringing cloud benefits to on-premises workloads, focusing on supercharging workload performance through DPUs (SmartNICs a.k.a project Monterey ) and GPUs, whole new set of innovations around integrated Kubernetes and enhancing operational efficiency of vsphere administration by […]

Overview Antrea CNI offers a very handy feature called NodePortLocal which runs as part of the Antrea agents. This feature allows exposed Pod to be accessed from external network using specific ports opened only on the node on which that pod is running. This enables better integration with external Load Balancers which can take advantage […]

Overview In this blog post which is the last in series of posts discussing VMware Antrea IDS configuration and visibility, I am going to configure VMware Aria Operations for Logs (formerly known as vRealize LogInsight) to ingest and display VMware Antrea logs including IDS events captured by Antrea IDS Suricata engine. VMware Aria operations for […]