How to get the available Azure VM sizes with – Get-AzureRmVMSize

  • simon 

How to get the available Azure VM sizes with – Get-AzureRmVmSize I was recently working with a customer who was struggling to get a list of available Azure VM sizes for the locations he wanted to deploy Az IaaS VMs.  Whilst I work mainly with VMware technologies a customer is a customer, so I was more than happy to help. PowerShell As luck would have it there is a PowerShell module to provide just the… Read More »How to get the available Azure VM sizes with – Get-AzureRmVMSize

vROPs management pack for Container monitoring

  • simon 

vROPs management pack for Container monitoring Available on the VMware solution exchange is a Management pack for monitoring containers, I recently had a look at Project Octant as a cool way to visualise a Kubernetes cluster and even troubleshoot issues.  Octant gives a great view of the cluster, but perhaps not in the wider infrastructure context, so I wanted to install and look at vROPs monitoring the Tanzu Kubernetes clusters I’ve deployed. cAdvisor Installation The… Read More »vROPs management pack for Container monitoring

VMware Cloud Foundation – Can’t deploy vRealize as no AVN is available

VMware Cloud Foundation – Can’t deploy vRealize as no AVN is available For reasons entirely of my own making when I deployed my current lab, I did not create the VCF AVN networks during deployment.  This wasn’t a problem at the time as I was focused on vSphere with kubernetes.  However, I did come to regret this just recently as in particular I wanted to deploy vROPs and explore the kubernetes integration that is available… Read More »VMware Cloud Foundation – Can’t deploy vRealize as no AVN is available

Project Octant – Graphical User Interface for Kubernetes

Project Octant – Graphical User Interface for Kubernetes By introducing new layers of abstraction through kubernetes, it is possible that this comes with additional complexity. Project Octant is a useful tool to add to the arsenal when trying to navigate how resources within a kubernetes cluster hang together, to describe kubernetes clusters in a manner that is perhaps more friendly to existing operation teams. Octant is a tool for developers to understand how applications run… Read More »Project Octant – Graphical User Interface for Kubernetes

Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster ‘default’ storage class not persisting

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Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster ‘default’ storage class not persisting In my last post, when I was deploying kubernetes resources via kubeapps I came across what seemed to be an issue where the default storage class I was passing to the cluster wasn’t persevering.  To try and resolve the issue I’d been passing the below from within my Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster but it wasn’t remaining in place; “kubectl patch storageclass vi-cluster1-vsan-storage-policy -p ‘{“metadata”: {“annotations”:{“storageclass.kubernetes.io/is-default-class”:”true”}}}’” I flagged it… Read More »Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster ‘default’ storage class not persisting

Deploying an application using Kubeapps to Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster

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Deploying an application using Kubeapps to Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster Last post we deployed kubeapps to TKG.  This time we’re going to use it to deploy something. Create a new namespace from kubeapps Browse the catalog for WordPress, review and submit for deployment Troubleshoot and fix the deployment Monitor to completion and login Create a new namespace from kubeapps Somewhat out of the eyeline within kubeapps is the namespace selector, if we want to deploy applications… Read More »Deploying an application using Kubeapps to Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster

Bitnami Kubapps deployment to Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster with Helm V3

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Bitnami Kubapps deployment to Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster with Helm V3 what is Kubeapps and why might I want to install it? Kubeapps is a web-based UI for deploying and managing applications in kubernetes clusters, it can be used to create and manage a service repository, manage applications and deploy applications.  Things that will no doubt come in handy as you build out TKG infrastructure and hand it to teams in the organisation. This post will… Read More »Bitnami Kubapps deployment to Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster with Helm V3

Use an image hosted on Harbor – vSphere image registry

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Use an image hosted on Harbor – vSphere image registry Last post I added an image to the vSphere image registry, which is great – but how can I actually use that image? The image I uploaded was for busybox, which provides access to a range of simple UNIX tools.  What I’m going to demonstrate is how to run the image from the image repository, demonstrate some basic commands in the busybox pod and how… Read More »Use an image hosted on Harbor – vSphere image registry

Push an image to Harbor – vSphere embedded image registry

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Push an image to the vSphere embedded image registry Harbor is used to provide an image registry service to namespaces provisioned on vSphere – it can be deployed from a single click within the vSphere cluster configuration.  Once it has been deployed, you’ll be presented with a link to connect to the Harbor UI. Login to Harbor UI using vSphere SSO credentials, browse to the project and repository you want to work with and download… Read More »Push an image to Harbor – vSphere embedded image registry

vSphere Kubernetes – Force deleting stuck ‘terminating’ namespaces and contexts

  • simon 

Like many vSphere administrators and architects following the release of vSphere 7 and VMware Cloud Foundation 4 I’ve been upgrading my lab and starting to play with the VMware Tanzu Portfolio.  I’m not going to detail how to get that working, Cormac Hogan and David Stamen have put together great guides for that.  This post is just posting a fix for a problem that I’ve encountered in the lab Namespaces and Contexts stuck ‘terminating’ Something… Read More »vSphere Kubernetes – Force deleting stuck ‘terminating’ namespaces and contexts