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First Look – Setup Tanzu Build Services and rebuilding Pac-Man

This blog post will detail how to setup Tanzu Build Services in a test environment, and then create a container image from a dockerfile, fixing several vulnerabilities compared to the current container image. What is Tanzu Build Service? Tanzu Build Service uses the open-source Cloud Native Buildpacks project to turn application source code into container … Continue reading First Look – Setup Tanzu Build Services and rebuilding Pac-Man

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Tanzu Kubernetes Grid – How to edit Node resources and Scale a Cluster Vertically With kubectl

In this blog post I am going to walk you through how to edit the Machine Resource configurations for nodes deployed by Tanzu Kubernetes Grid. Example Issue – Disk Pressure In my environment, I found I needed to alter my node resources, as several Pods were getting the evicted status in my cluster. Node-Pressure Eviction … Continue reading Tanzu Kubernetes Grid – How to edit Node resources and Scale a Cluster Vertically With kubectl

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vSphere with Tanzu – Can I disable DRS?

Can I disable DRS? No. Why can’t I disable DRS when Workload Management is enabled? DRS is a mandatory feature for workload management, the WCP service relies on objects such as Resource Pools to operate. Update – 29th October The vSphere with Tanzu Documentation has now been updated with this statement. Caution: Do not disable … Continue reading vSphere with Tanzu – Can I disable DRS?

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vSphere with Tanzu – Creating cluster fails with “storage class is not valid”

The Issue When you have attached a vSphere Storage Policy to your vSphere Namespace, and tried to create a cluster using the Storage Policy Name, you find it will fail with an error such as: Error from server (storage class is not valid for control plane VM: StorageClass ‘Tanzu Storage Policy’ is not assigned for … Continue reading vSphere with Tanzu – Creating cluster fails with “storage class is not valid”

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Data Management for VMware Tanzu with vRealize Automation as Custom Resources

In this blog post, we will cover the technical configuration to import the packages that myself and Katherine Skilling (Twitter, LinkedIn, Blog) have created. This work is to show the possibility of creating custom workflows to integrate other products that are not natively supported within vRA, by exploiting Dynamic Types. A further write-up will detail … Continue reading Data Management for VMware Tanzu with vRealize Automation as Custom Resources