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Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) is a Kubernetes runtime that simplifies multi-cloud operations. TKG provides a consistent, upstream-compatible implementation of Kubernetes, that is tested, signed, and supported by VMware.

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Deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

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Configure Kubernetes cluster resources using kubectl

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Understand TKG architecture and components

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Install and configure Tanzu Kubernetes Grid


Create and manage Kubernetes clusters using TKG


Deploy and manage applications on Kubernetes


Implement Kubernetes security and scalability best practices


Troubleshoot common issues in TKG clusters

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  • Course objectives

  • Identify the VMware Tanzu products responsible for Kubernetes life cycle management and describe the main differences between them
  • Explain the core concepts of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, including bootstrap, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management and
  • workload clusters, and the role of Cluster API
  • List the components of a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid instance
  • Illustrate how to use the Tanzu CLI
  • Identify the requirements for a bootstrap machine
  • Define the Carvel Tool set
  • Define Cluster API
  • Identify the infrastructure providers
  • List the Cluster API controllers

  • List the requirements for deploying a management cluster
  • Differentiate between deploying on vSphere 6.7 Update 3 and vSphere 7
  • Describe the components of NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  • Explain how Tanzu Kubernetes Grid integrates with NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  • Explain how Kubernetes manages authentication
  • Define Pinniped
  • Define Dex
  • Describe the Pinniped authentication workflow
  • List the steps to install a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid management cluster
  • Summarize the events of a management cluster creation
  • Demonstrate how to use commands when working with management clusters

  • List the steps to build a custom image
  • Describe the available customizations
  • Identify the options for deploying Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters
  • Explain how Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters are created
  • Discuss which VMs make up a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster
  • List the pods that run on a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster
  • Describe the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid core add-ons that are installed on a cluster

  • Define the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid packages
  • Describe the Harbor Image Registry
  • Define Fluent Bit
  • Identify the logs that Fluent Bit collects
  • Explain basic Fluent Bit configuration
  • Describe the Contour ingress controller
  • Demonstrate how to install Contour on a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster
  • Demonstrate how to install Service Discovery with ExternalDNS.
  • Define Multus CNI
  • Define Prometheus
  • Define Grafana

  • Discuss the various Tanzu Kubernetes Grid logs
  • Identify the location of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid logs
  • Explain the purpose of crash diagnostics
  • Demonstrate how to use SSH to connect to a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid VM
  • Describe the steps for troubleshooting a failed cluster deployment
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Target Audience:

  • IT administrators
  • System administrators
  • Developers
  • DevOps engineers
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  • Basic knowledge of Kubernetes
  • Basic knowledge of VMware vSphere
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Benefits of the course:

  • Learn to deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
  • Gain expertise in Kubernetes security and scalability best practices
  • Get hands-on experience with Kubernetes deployment and management using TKG
  • Enhance your career prospects in the field of DevOps and cloud computing
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Exam details to pass the course:

  • There is no exam required to pass the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid: Install, Configure, Manage course.
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Certification path:

  • VMware Certified Technical Associate – Digital Business Transformation (VCTA-DBT)
  • VMware Certified Professional – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP-CMA)
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Career options:

  • Kubernetes Administrator
  • Cloud Engineer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • System Administrator

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Why should you take this course from Skillzcafe:
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Tanzu Kubernetes Grid is a Kubernetes distribution, which enables users to deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters on-premises, in public clouds, and in edge locations.

The prerequisites for this course are basic knowledge of Kubernetes, virtualization, and networking.

The key features of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid are cluster lifecycle management, centralized management and governance, multi-cloud support, and integration with VMware Tanzu portfolio.

In this course, you will learn how to install, configure, and manage Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, including cluster creation, management, and troubleshooting.

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