NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 3 – Dedicated Tier 1 Edge Clusters

Welcome back!!! We are at Part 3 of the blog series on NSX-T architecture in vSphere with Tanzu. In the previous post, we looked at the shared Tier 0 and dedicated Tier 0 deployment options for the Workload clusters at scale. In both deployment options, we used a shared edge cluster for both Tier 1…… Continue reading NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 3 – Dedicated Tier 1 Edge Clusters

NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 2 – MultiSupervisor Shared T0 vs Dedicated T0

Welcome back!!! We are now at Part two of the blog series on NSX-T architecture in vSphere with Tanzu. In this part, we will walk through the NSX-T architecture at scale of supervisor (workload) clusters and TKG clusters. We will deploy multiple supervisor clusters and namespaces and look at the two consumption options of Tier…… Continue reading NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 2 – MultiSupervisor Shared T0 vs Dedicated T0

NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 1 – Per TKG Tier1 vs Per Namespace Tier1

New Year Wishes!!! Now that we covered the concepts, deployment, basic operations and maintenance of vSphere with Tanzu and TKG clusters in the previous articles, it’s time to walkthrough the NSX-T architecture used in the platform. At the time of writing this article, we have two networking options available for vSphere with Tanzu (since vSphere…… Continue reading NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 1 – Per TKG Tier1 vs Per Namespace Tier1

Tier-0 Inter-SR Routing changes in NSX-T 3.0

Inter-SR routing is an iBGP peering option between the SR constructs of Tier 0 Gateway deployed in Active-Active mode intended to handle asymmetric northbound failures. It does so by routing the traffic (which doesn’t have a valid northbound route) to the peer SR construct on the other Edge node(s) which has a northbound reachability. I…… Continue reading Tier-0 Inter-SR Routing changes in NSX-T 3.0

vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 4 – TKG CLI

We are now at the final part of the blog series on vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture. In this article we will take a look at TKG CLI for deployment, operations and lifecycle management of the TKG Compute clusters. If you missed the previous parts, you can find it here: Part 1…… Continue reading vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 4 – TKG CLI

vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 3 – TKG Compute Clusters

Welcome back!!! We are now at Part 3 of the blog series on vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture. In this article we will take a look at the TKG Compute Clusters deployed on the Supervisor Cluster namespace using the TKG Service for vSphere and CAPW (Cluster API for WCP). If you missed…… Continue reading vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 3 – TKG Compute Clusters

vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 2 – Supervisor Cluster

Let’s continue the blog series on vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture. This is Part 2 and we will cover the below topics: Walkthrough the Supervisor Cluster (TKG Service and CAPI/CAPW) NSX-T Objects created NSX-T Tier-0 Considerations Content Library Subscription Tenancy model and Supervisor Namespaces Storage Classes and CNS-CSI Accessing CLI tools and…… Continue reading vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 2 – Supervisor Cluster

vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 1

This 4-part blog series is about exploring vSphere with Kubernetes on a VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture. We will configure the Management WLD of a Consolidated Architecture to support K8S Workload Management, do a walkthrough the Supervisor Management Cluster (TKG Service and CAPI/CAPW), Deploy TKG compute clusters, look at Tier0 considerations for NSX-T and the TKG…… Continue reading vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 1