CNA weekly #005

Welcome back to another edition of the CNA weekly! Sorry for the slight delay with this edition – I am still aiming for a weekly cadence. But lets kick-off this Monday with some fresh content!
 
First of all, I’d like to point you to a must-read series for everyone that is interested in Kubernetes by VMware: Getting started with VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) blogposts by my friend William Lam (@lamw):

William also summarizes his work in a tweet:

Just recently, Kubernetes 1.10 has been released. Read more about it by my (new) colleagues Clint and Vladimir in their blogpost here. Find out more on the official K8s blog here.

Are you planning to attend KubeCon in Copenhagen in May? Are you interested in getting involved in VMware & Kubernetes? Join the VMware SIG (Special Interest Group) meeting on Thursday, May 3 from 11:55 – 12:30! The SIG site can be found here

From the series “back to basics“: vSphere HA Restart Priority – another great blogpost from my colleague Duncan. Make sure to get the configuration for you cluster management and worker VMs right!

From our friends at the VMware User Group (VMUG) there is a “Containers 101 for the vSphere Admin” session available. Learn more about vSphere Integrated Containers 

The VMware Open Source team shares some thoughts about maintaining large open source projects as well as five “secret” practices for Open Source success.

Some great news for Platform Operators: vRealize Operations & Wavefront are getting a close integration as part of the vROps 6.7 release. Read more about the integration here.

My colleague Alex Ellis has recently written an interesting blogpost about how to move your project to Kubernetes – he is sharing is learnings from the OpenFaaS community from the past 12 months.

Are you designing or thinking about building Kubernetes and are you willing to share some of your thoughts? Check out this survey

CNA weekly #004

Happy Monday everyone!

Pivotal Container Service

vSphere Integrated Containers

Platform Reliability Engineering & Operations

Function-as-a-Service

Interesting industry updates

CNA weekly #003

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Pivotal Container Service
In case you missed it last week: Pivotal Container Service is now generally available. Check out these blogposts that capture some of the highlights:

Here is the download link for Pivotal Container Service (PKS) on Pivotal Network. You need to create an account to get to the download bits. Documentation can be found here

VMware Cloud Native Applications and Platform News

 
Kubernetes / Container Ecosystem

CNA weekly #001

Welcome to this little Cloud Native newsletter! 

The world of Cloud Native Applications and Platforms is moving very fast – the goal of this newsletter is to capture some highlights from the previous week: blogposts, videos, tweets or other valuable links that I came across. Feel free to forward this newsletter to your friends and colleagues. I promise to keep it interesting and I am always open for suggestions (e.g. via Twitter @bbrundert).
 

Pivotal Container Service

vSphere Integrated Containers

VMware Cloud Native Applications and Platform News

Kubernetes / Container Ecosystem

Running Kubernetes on VMware – a brief overview about the options

After I shared a brief overview about running Containers on vSphere, I’d like to go a little further this time and share the VMware intergration points with Kubernetes. As you are probably aware of, VMware has just released it’s own Kubernetes distribution called “Pivotal Container Service” which became generally available on Februrary 12, 2018. While this is VMware’s and Pivotal’s recommended and preferred way to run Kubernetes in an Enterprise environment, there are several options to either consume any other Kubernetes distribution or build Kubernetes solely from opensource. No matter what path you choose, VMware has a variety of solutions to offer.

 

Compute / Cloud Provider

Network & Security

Storage

Monitoring

Container Management

  • Project Harbor: An Enterprise-class Container Registry Server based on Docker Distribution, embedded in Pivotal Container Service and vSphere Integrated Containers
  • vRealize Automation: governance and self-service to request K8s clusters, nodes and e.g. namespaces; custom integration/blueprints required

3rd Party Documentation