Postman NSX-T edge cluster on VCF 4 VxRail 7

Have you ever wanted to save a little time by using REST API in VMware Cloud Foundation to create a NSX-T edge cluster? Yes, we could do this using the GUI. However, I often have to create and re-create the NSX Edge cluster for various reasons. To date, I’ve been using the GUI and simply …

Create kubernetes namespace in VCenter with Postman rest API

I have previously stood up VMware Cloud Foundation 4 on DellEMC VxRail 7. After deploying VCF on VxRail, I then created the NSX-T edge cluster and installed the solution for Kubernetes Workload Management. More information on this can be found at VMware: https://blogs.vmware.com/cloud-foundation/2020/03/10/delivering-kubernetes-at-cloud-scale-with-vmware-cloud-foundation-4/ Download and install Postman from https://www.postman.com/ Open Postman and create an environment …

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 …

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. …

VMware Cloud Foundation with kubernetes: Consolidated build on VxRail

Example of VMware VCF 4 on VxRail 7. Perform VxRail using internal VCenter server and prepare for CloudBuilder. Deploy Cloudbuilder. Bring up validation. Note: In the Cloudbuilder spreadsheet, select No for AVN network. This means you will need to deploy the Edge Cluster manually after bringup. complete brinup Log into SDDC manager. Also log into …