Mike Brown

Kubernetes, Tanzu, Telco, VMware

Getting Started with TKG BYOH

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, version 1.5.1 introduced support for bring your own host. The feature is in the alpha stage and shouldn’t be used for production deployments as of this post. This capability allows customers to run TKG on bare metal, or a VM they control. The use case for this could be something like a cell site where a customer…Read MoreGetting Started with TKG BYOH

AWS, Kubernetes, Tanzu, Telco, VMC, VMware

TKG with Multiple vCenters and VMC pt. 2

When I wrote this post I didn’t anticipate there would be a part 2. In that last post I got stumped trying to split a TKG cluster across multiple vCenter Servers, one being VMC’s hosted vCenter Server and the other vCenter Server I installed on VMC to manage remote ESXi hosts. Well I’m happy to report with some help from…Read MoreTKG with Multiple vCenters and VMC pt. 2

Kubernetes, Tanzu, VMware

Enable Auto Completion for Tanzu CLI on macOS with ZSH

Since I’ve been doing a larger then usual amount of work with TKG I wanted to enable auto completion. Tanzu cli provides the means for both zsh and bash shell’s, but I was running into an issue getting it to work with zsh on macOS, which is my default shell. I searched for a good 30 minutes and couldn’t find…Read MoreEnable Auto Completion for Tanzu CLI on macOS with ZSH

AWS, Kubernetes, Tanzu, Telco, VMC, VMware

TKG with Multiple vCenters and VMC

Just to set the tone, from a TKG side, this post is totally unsupported from VMware. In other words, don’t call GSS if you decide to do this. : ) With that out of the way, let’s dive in. We have a customer who is looking to get out of the datacenter business and wants to utilize VMC as much…Read MoreTKG with Multiple vCenters and VMC

NSX, Tanzu, Telco, VMware

New Telco and Edge Cloud Reference Architectures

January is shaping up to be a great month for the Telco and Edge Cloud business unit. On top of new product releases such as Telco Cloud Automation 1.8 we have just release two new reference architectures. Since joining this BU it’s been a goal of mine to start with a clean slate on our RA’s and this time around…Read MoreNew Telco and Edge Cloud Reference Architectures

Kubernetes, Tanzu, VMware

Adding CA Certs to vSphere Workload Management for use with external Harbor Instances

Today I was working in my lab, which already has an external harbor instance and some TKG clusters. I wanted to deploy workload management on one of my vSphere clusters, the NSX-T version which uses the ESXi hosts as worker nodes. I’ve deployed this many times and it works great. Something I hadn’t done, nor could I find documented, was…Read MoreAdding CA Certs to vSphere Workload Management for use with external Harbor Instances

Certification, VCDX, VMware

Homelab BOM / Hardware

If you haven’t already I encourage you to check out William Lam’s Homelab build page where the community is sharing details on what they’re using to run their labs. This is a great resource for the community and it’s interesting to me, as a VMware employee, to see what’s being used/tested out there. So here’s what I currently have going…Read MoreHomelab BOM / Hardware