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VMware Enterprise PKS: Install Configure Manage [V1.5]

This course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware® Enterprise PKS 1.5 (a purpose-built container solution to operationalize Kubernetes for multi-cloud enterprises and service providers). VMware Enterprise PKS significantly simplifies the deployment and management of Kubernetes clusters with Day 1 and Day 2 operations support. This course prepares you to install and administer a VMware Enterprise PKS environment for an organization of any size.

Intended Audience

System administrators

System engineers

Product Alignment

  • VMware Enterprise PKS 1.5
  • VMware vSphere® 6.7 U2
  • VMware NSX-TTM 2.4

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain how the VMware Enterprise PKS platform enables enterprises to deploy and manage the Kubernetes platform as a service on premises
  • Describe the VMware Enterprise PKS platform architecture
  • Describe the preinstallation activities, such as how various topologies of VMware Enterprise PKS can be deployed, and how to meet prerequisites before installing VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Describe how BOSH unifies release engineering, deployment, and lifecycle management of cloud software in a VMware Enterprise PKS platform
  • Describe how Enterprise PKS Management Console is used to configure and deploy the VMware Enterprise PKS platform components
  • Describe how VMware NSX-T Data Center integrates with VMware Enterprise PKS to provide networking and security services for all the components in a VMware Enterprise PKS environment
  • Install, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot a VMware Enterprise PKS environment
  • Use Day 2 operations to create, view, scale, and delete Kubernetes clusters and upgrade VMware Enterprise PKS

Pre-Requisites

This class requires understanding the concepts and topics presented in the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x]
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.x]

System administration experience with cloud computing concepts and generic Kubernetes knowledge is strongly recommended

Course Content

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 VMware Enterprise PKS Value Proposition

  • How software development practices are changing
  • Introduction to Containers
  • Introduction to Kubernetes
  • Introduction to VMware Enterprise PKS

3 VMware Enterprise PKS Architecture

  • Introduction to BOSH
  • VMware Enterprise PKS Kubernetes
  • VMware Enterprise PKS Control Plane
  • Introduction to Operations Manager
  • Introduction to Harbor
  • Introduction to VMware Enterprise PKS Management Console

4 Networking VMware Enterprise PKS with NSX-T

  • Overview of NSX-T Data Center and why it’s needed
  • Logical switching networking services
  • Logical routing, load balancing, NATs
  • VMware NSX-T™ Data Center integration with Kubernetes
  • Logical topologies

5 Managing VMware Enterprise PKS

  • Physical topologies
  • Tools to manage VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Managing users
  • Network profiles
  • Creating clusters
  • Introduction to Kubernetes
  • Persistent storage
  • NSX-T integration with VMware Enterprise PKS and tools
  • Managing clusters
  • Upgrading VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Backup and restore

6 Monitoring VMware Enterprise PKS

  • Using vRealize Log Insight with VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Using vRealize Operations with VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Using Wavefront® by VMware® with VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Using the Kubernetes dashboard
  • VMware Enterprise PKS logging sinks

7 Installing VMware Enterprise PKS

  • Physical topologies
  • Lesson: Overview of the Installation Process
  • Lesson: Install using VMware Enterprise PKS Management Console

Exams & Certification

How to receive your Certificate of Attendance for a VMware course

VMware delegates create a VMware account on https://mylearn.vmware.com/ at the start of their course and once they complete it, a digital certificate is issued and available online in that portal.

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