Month: December 2021

Working with VMware Application Catalog CLI

VMware Application Catalog (earlier known as Tanzu Application Catalog) is a SaaS solution from VMware for certified container images as well as their deployment automation using helm charts. Recently with VMware Application Catalog (VAC), customers can also have certified OVA images for softwares. In this blog post, I will talk about how to setup the … Continue reading Working with VMware Application Catalog CLI

Enabling Velero vSphere Operator Supervisor Service in a Supervisor Cluster for Backup and Restore

Couple of days back, I posted about enabling MinIO supervisor service, If you are interested to know about it, feel free to read here “https://mappslearning.com/2021/12/07/enabling-minio-supervisor-service-in-a-vsphere-with-tanzu-supervisor-cluster/” In this post, I will talk through the process of enabling Velero supervisor service and integrate it with MinIO for storing the backup data. I will only talk about enabling … Continue reading Enabling Velero vSphere Operator Supervisor Service in a Supervisor Cluster for Backup and Restore

Deploying Software using Kubeapps on a TCE Standalone Cluster and visualize using Octant (Video)

In this video, I tried to explain the following: Setup Kubeapps on the TCE standalone cluster running on a personal laptopDeploying cert-manager package using Kubeapps on the TCE standalone clusterDeleting the deployed package using KubeappsVisualizing the operations using Octant https://youtu.be/H8XSZ6XQ7as Here is the Tanzu Developer Community Documentation for setting up Kubeapps on a Kubernetes Cluster: … Continue reading Deploying Software using Kubeapps on a TCE Standalone Cluster and visualize using Octant (Video)

Dashboard view of Tanzu Community Edition Standalone Cluster with Octant (Video)

I did a short video on how to use Octant for Kubernetes dashboarding purpose. Octant is super easy and simple but powerful opensource projects for the helping developers and operators to navigate Kubernetes objects easily using GUI. Check this video. https://youtu.be/_NYmzzSqNVA

Enabling MinIO Supervisor Service in a vSphere with Tanzu Supervisor Cluster

In this blog post, I will help you with the set of steps needed to enable MinIO service on a “vSphere with Tanzu” Supervisor cluster. I will not explain about MinIO, feel free to read about MinIO on https://min.io/ Let’s get straight to the point now. Steps to enable MinIO Supervisor Service - Login to … Continue reading Enabling MinIO Supervisor Service in a vSphere with Tanzu Supervisor Cluster

Creating a Custom VM Class after enabling Workload Management on vSphere 7

In this blog post, I would like to help you with the required steps for creating a custom VM class after enabling the workload management feature on vSphere 7. But, before I get into the detailed steps, let's understand a bit of background. What is a VM Class and why should I create one? VM … Continue reading Creating a Custom VM Class after enabling Workload Management on vSphere 7

Unable to view the “Namespaces” Pool and Supervisor Cluster Nodes after enabling the Workload Management feature on vSphere7

Recently I came across one of the interesting issues related to role based access control for Workload Management function on vSphere7 environment. The issue I faced was related to Namespaces resource pool, I wasn’t really able to view that using my own username even though I had administrative level permission. In order to fix the … Continue reading Unable to view the “Namespaces” Pool and Supervisor Cluster Nodes after enabling the Workload Management feature on vSphere7

Installing Packages from TMC Catalog

VMware Tanzu Mission Control (TMC) announced a new feature a couple of days back and I am personally very excited about it. I will talk about that feature in this post. TMC introduced a new option for deploying software/packages by integrating software deployment feature in the TMC console. There is a new option now on … Continue reading Installing Packages from TMC Catalog

How to find a Leader Node in the vSphere with Tanzu Supervisor Cluster

When you deploy the “vSphere with Tanzu” Supervisor cluster, three nodes get created as shown in the following picture. Now, you have to identify the leader node among them. So, how to find that out? There may be multiple different ways to find out the leader node and in this post, I will talk about … Continue reading How to find a Leader Node in the vSphere with Tanzu Supervisor Cluster

SSH login into vSphere with Tanzu Supervisor Cluster nodes

vSphere with Tanzu supervisor clusters is created as part of enabling the “Workload Management” functionality on a vSphere 7.x environment. After the supervisor cluster is created, you will have three virtual machines created, but you will not specify the credentials for those VM’s during deployment.  e.g.  the below screenshot shows the list of VM’s created … Continue reading SSH login into vSphere with Tanzu Supervisor Cluster nodes