Octant install for visibility into kubernetes on VCF VxRail

I will be doing this from the context of a Windows jump VM. It’s running Windows Server 2019. Open PowerShell and Run as Administrator. Install Chocolately so we can install Octant. Instructions here: https://chocolatey.org/docs/installation Chocolatey (Choco.exe) command is now installed. Let’s close this windos and open a new instance of PowerShell as Administrator. New instance …

Let’s make a VLAN backed NSX-T logical segment.

The setup is deployed on VMware VCF 4.0 on DellEMC VxRail 7.0. As part of the bring up, you have enabled (Application Virtual Network) AVN networks. This is a fancy way of saying the Tier 0 and Tier 1 router have been deployed and configured to allow network segments to span to different regions. In …

Kubernetes: VCF 4.0 on VxRail 7. SSH into a pod

The last blog post, I showed how to provision a pod containing SSH service. I want to do this so that I can then get basic dial-tone access into a pod so I can test and view networking aspects of the pod. This will help me get a better understanding of what’s going on with …

Push image to Docker.com and then deploy via Kubernetes.

The last article we deployed a image to a local Harbor repository. While some might consider that more challenging, I’m going to do something similar here. We will push our image to Docker.com We will then create a namespace in kubernetes and pull the image from Docker. Go to Docker.com and create your account. Using …

Harbor registry on VCF 4 with Kubernetes

If you have previously reviewed my other blog post, you’ll notice that we have stood up VMware vCenter 7 with Kubernetes. VSphere 7 with Kubernetes provides first class native workloads in VMware much like VM’s. Now, what do we do? Well, we need to create or source a image from somewhere. Often folks will store …

Kubernetes and vMotion: what happens?

VMware 7.0 with kubernetes has been deployed. Someone asked me what happens during a ESX vMotion? Does the pod migrate? not quite. While it will spin up a new pod on a different node, that’s not a vMotion. If you want that data to be persistent, make sure your application has a persistent volume claim. …