Getting Started VMware Tanzu Community Edition (Part 1)

Managed Clusters

https://tanzucommunityedition.io/docs/latest/architecture/
https://tanzucommunityedition.io/docs/latest/architecture/

Prepare Linux Local Bootstrap Machine

  • OS = CentOS 8
  • RAM = 6 GB
  • vCPU = 2
  • SSH Key Generated
  • Docker
  • Using cgroup v1
  • Kubectl
  • Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Edge
  • System time is synchronized with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server.

Let's get started with the bootstrap machine

#### install docker
sudo dnf remove docker \
docker-client \
docker-client-latest \
docker-common \
docker-latest \
docker-latest-logrotate \
docker-logrotate \
docker-engine
sudo dnf install -y yum-utils runc
sudo yum-config-manager \
--add-repo \
https://download.docker.com/linux/centos/docker-ce.repo
sudo dnf repolist
sudo dnf install -y docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io
#### enable docker service and set rootles
sudo systemctl enable --now docker
sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
newgrp docker
docker version
docker info | grep -i cgroup
curl -LO https://dl.k8s.io/release/v1.21.1/bin/linux/amd64/kubectl
sudo install -o root -g root -m 0755 kubectl /usr/local/bin/kubectl
kubectl version --client
#### download tanzu cli
curl -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3.raw" \
-L https://api.github.com/repos/vmware-tanzu/community-edition/contents/hack/get-tce-release.sh | \
bash -s v0.9.1 linux
#### extract and install tanzu cli
tar xzvf tce-linux-amd64-v0.9.1.tar.gz
cd tce-linux-amd64-v0.9.1
./install.sh
#### verify that tanzu cli succesfully installed
tanzu version

Prepare to Deploy Clusters

  1. Open the Tanzu Community Edition product page on VMware Customer Connect.
  2. Ensure you have the version selected corresponding to your installation and download the machine image (OVA)
Select an OVF template
Select a name and folder
Select a compute resource
Review details
License agreements
Select storage
Select networks
Ready to complete

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Cloud Consultant | RHCSA | RHCE in Red Hat OpenStack | Google Cloud ACE | AWS SAA | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/achchusnulchikam

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