VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid: Install, Configure, Manage [V1.5] Course Overview

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid: Install, Configure, Manage [V1.5] Course Overview

The VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid: Install, Configure, Manage [V1.5] course is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of the VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG), a Kubernetes-based container solution. This course covers the lifecycle management of Kubernetes clusters and the differences between various VMware Tanzu products. It delves into core concepts such as the bootstrap process, management and workload clusters, and the role of Cluster API.

Participants will learn about the Tanzu CLI, the Carvel Tool set, and the infrastructure providers necessary for deploying Kubernetes clusters. The course also explores management cluster deployment, cluster creation, custom image building, and the configuration and management of TKG instances with add-ons like Harbor Image Registry, Fluent Bit, and Contour.

Through this training, learners will gain skills in troubleshooting, using logs, and performing crash diagnostics, which are critical for maintaining a healthy TKG environment. By the end of the course, participants will be well-equipped to install, configure, and manage Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters, enhancing their expertise in modern containerized infrastructure.

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Course Prerequisites

To ensure that you can successfully undertake the VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid: Install, Configure, Manage [V1.5] course, the following minimum prerequisites are recommended:

  • Basic understanding of Kubernetes concepts and architecture, including pods, services, and basic networking.
  • Familiarity with command-line tools and scripting.
  • Experience with VMware vSphere, as this course may include concepts and procedures specific to the VMware environment.
  • Knowledge of virtual machine operations and cloud infrastructure concepts.
  • Comfortable with using a CLI (Command Line Interface) to execute commands and manage files.
  • General comprehension of cloud-native application development and deployment practices.

These prerequisites are designed to provide you with the foundational knowledge required to maximize your learning experience during the course. If you need to strengthen any of these areas, we recommend exploring additional learning resources or foundational courses before proceeding.

Target Audience for VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid: Install, Configure, Manage [V1.5]

The VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid: Install, Configure, Manage [V1.5] course is ideal for IT professionals focused on Kubernetes and cloud-native applications.

  • System Administrators
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Infrastructure Engineers
  • IT Operations Staff
  • Cloud Architects
  • Developers with an interest in operations and infrastructure
  • Kubernetes Administrators
  • Site Reliability Engineers (SREs)
  • Technical IT Managers
  • VMware Administrators looking to expand into Kubernetes
  • Infrastructure Automation Engineers
  • Application Support Specialists
  • Security Engineers with a focus on cloud-native solutions

Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid: Install, Configure, Manage [V1.5]?

Introduction to Learning Outcomes and Concepts Covered

Gain expertise in deploying and managing VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) environments, understanding key components, and troubleshooting common issues with this comprehensive course.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand the VMware Tanzu suite for Kubernetes lifecycle management, including the differences between its products.
  • Master the core concepts of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, such as bootstrap, management, and workload clusters, along with Cluster API's role.
  • Learn to deploy and manage Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management clusters, with an emphasis on differentiating deployments on vSphere versions and integration with NSX Advanced Load Balancer.
  • Acquire skills in creating, customizing, and managing Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters and their virtual machine components.
  • Get hands-on experience with Tanzu CLI and understand the requirements of a bootstrap machine for TKG installations.
  • Identify and utilize the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid core add-ons and packages, such as Harbor Image Registry, Fluent Bit, Contour, ExternalDNS, Multus CNI, Prometheus, and Grafana.
  • Configure and manage logging and monitoring solutions within a TKG environment to maintain operational health.
  • Learn the authentication mechanisms in Kubernetes with tools like Pinniped and Dex, and understand the Pinniped authentication workflow.
  • Troubleshoot common issues in Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, including failed cluster deployments and log analysis.
  • Familiarize with the Carvel Toolset and Cluster API controllers and Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) to extend Kubernetes capabilities.