VMware vSphere with Tanzu: Deploy and Manage v7.x

Orchestrate the delivery of Kubernetes clusters and containerized applications in a vSphere environment with vSphere with Tanzu.
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Course outline

Duration : 3 days

During this 3-day course, you focus on deploying and managing VMware vSphere® with Tanzu. You learn about how vSphere with Tanzu can be used to orchestrate the delivery of Kubernetes clusters and containerized applications in a vSphere environment.


Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing vSphere with Tanzu


This course requires completion the following courses:

• VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage OR VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale
• VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage

Experience working at the command line is helpful.

This course requires that a student be able to perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:
• Create VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers and folders
• Create a virtual machine using a wizard or a template
• Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
• Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
• Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
• Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster with resource pools
• Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster

If you cannot perform all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete one of the prerequisite courses before enrolling in VMware vSphere with Tanzu: Deploy & Manage.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

• Describe vSphere with Tanzu and use cases in on-premises environments
• Deploy vSphere with Tanzu
• Describe VMware Tanzu Mission Control
• Describe the VMware NSX® networking requirements for vSphere with Tanzu.
• Describe vSphere with Tanzu on NSX-T Data Center
• Describe vSphere with Tanzu on vSphere Distributed Switch
• Create and manage vSphere with Tanzu namespaces
• Deploy and run container applications on vSphere with Tanzu
• Deploy and configure Harbor
• Describe the VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid™ service
• Deploy a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster
• Deploy and run container applications on a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster
• Describe the vSphere with Tanzu lifecycle
• Use logs and CLI commands to monitor and troubleshoot vSphere with Tanzu


Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

Introduction to Containers and Kubernetes

• Describe virtual machines and containers
• Describe container hosts
• Describe container engines
• Describe Dockerfile
• Describe container images
• Describe image registry
• Describe the purpose and functionality of Kubernetes
• Describe YAML manifest files
• Explain pods
• Explain Replica Sets
• Explain services
• Explain deployments
• Explain network policies

Introduction to vSphere with Tanzu

• Introduce the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
• Introduce the VMware Tanzu™ portfolio
• Describe the purpose and functionality of vSphere with Tanzu
• Describe the capabilities of vSphere with Tanzu
• Describe the components of vSphere with Tanzu
• Contrast vSphere with Tanzu to traditional Kubernetes
• Describe the requirements for vSphere with Tanzu
• Describe the NSX components required for vSphere with Tanzu
• Describe the network topology of vSphere with Tanzu
• Explain the networking requirements of vSphere with Tanzu
• Compare NSX networking objects with Kubernetes networking objects
• Describe the kubectl command line interface

vSphere with Tanzu Core Services

• Explain the architecture of the vSphere with Tanzu core services
• Describe the use cases of vSphere with Tanzu
• Enable vSphere with Tanzu
• Deploy Harbor Registry
• Describe a vSphere with Tanzu namespace
• Describe resource quotas
• Explain authentication and authorization to vSphere with Tanzu
• Create a namespace
• Use kubectl to interact with vSphere with Tanzu
• Describe using kubectl pod deployment
• Explain scaling a pod deployment
• Explain deleting pods
• Use kubectl to deploy a pod
• Use kubectl to scale a pod
• Describe a Container Storage Interface
• Explain VM Storage Policies and Persistent Volumes
• Monitor Cloud Native Storage
• Create a Persistent Volume
• Describe the NSX Container Plugin
• Explain Supervisor Cluster Network Topology
• Explain Container Objects in NSX
• Describe Kubernetes Services
• Describe Kubernetes Network Policies
• Describe vSphere with Tanzu on vSphere Distributed Switch
• Describe Harbor Image Registry
• Explain Harbor integration with vSphere with Tanzu
• Enable Harbor
• Push container images to Harbor
• Deploy containers from Harbor

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service

• Introduce Kubernetes Cluster API
• Explain Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service
• Describe the use cases for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters
• Describe enabling Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters
• Deploy a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster
• Scale a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster
• Explain the life cycle of Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters
• Deploy pods to a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster
• Describe monitoring of Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters

Monitoring and Troubleshooting

• Describe the monitoring tools for vSphere with Tanzu
• Describe the troubleshooting tools for vSphere with Tanzu
• Describe VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ integration
• Describe VMware Tanzu Mission Control
• Describe the integration between vSphere with Tanzu and VMware Tanzu Mission Control
• Describe vCenter Server events
• Describe vSphere with Tanzu events
• Describe gathering vSphere with Tanzu support log bundles

vSphere with Tanzu Life Cycle

• Introduce Kubernetes version
• Explain Kubernetes release cadence
• Describe vSphere with Tanzu life cycle
• Describe NSX component life cycle
• Describe vSphere with Tanzu Certificate Management

Surround yourself with the best

Khalil Ben Fadhel
Khalil Ben Fadhel
Trainer, Data Science - AI
Khalil is an artificial intelligence expert working at Leap Conseil. Thanks to its extensive expertise in the managing and conducting artificial intelligence projects, Khalil has co-worked with several public and private sector organizations to carry out innovative projects.
Fazil Chouakri
Fazil Chouakri
VP Technology, Coach and Trainer
Fazil is a coach and trainer with solid experience in the field, which allows him to combine the practical and the theoretical to meet his students’ needs.
Philippe Paradis
Philippe Paradis
Certified Trainer and IT Consultant
Obsessed with the quality of services he provides and the solutions he develops, Philippe always makes sure he delivers more than what people expect, all while ensuring a pleasant learning experience.
Michel Laporte
Michel Laporte
Trainer and IT consultant
Michel possesses the ability to translate needs into IT solutions. His mission is to help his clients surf the ceaselessly accelerating technology wave.
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