vSphere 7 with Tanzu – Getting Started Guide

vSphere 7 with Tanzu – Getting Started Guide

July 14, 2020 3 By Eric Shanks

VMware released the new version of vSphere with functionality to build and manage Kubernetes clusters. This series details how to deploy, configure, and use a lab running vSphere 7 with Kubernetes enabled.

The instructions within this post are broken out into sections. vSphere 7 requires pre-requisites at the vSphere level as well as a full NSX-T deployment. Follow these steps in order to build your own vSphere 7 with Kubernetes lab and start using Kubernetes built right into vSphere.

General Prerequisites

1 – vSphere 7 with Tanzu Environment and Prerequisites

NSX-T Setup and Configuration

2 – NSX-T Installation

3 – NSX-T Pools, Nodes, and Zones Setup

4 – Deploy NSX-T Edge Nodes

5 – Tier-1 Gateway and NSX segments

6 – Tier-0 Gateway

Deploy Workload Management

7 – Enable Workload Management

Using the Workload Control Plane

8 – Creating Supervisor Cluster Namespaces

9 – Connecting to a Supervisor Namespace

10 – Replacing vSphere 7 with Tanzu Certificates

11 – Creating a Content Library for Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters

12 – Deploying Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters on vSphere 7