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

  • Tuition USD $4,250
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 1508 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-EPKSICM15
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This five-day 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 multicloud 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.

Skills Gained

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 the VMware Enterprise PKS Management Console appliance 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

Who Can Benefit

  • System administrators
  • System engineers

Prerequisites

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

  • Kubernetes Foundations (or equivalent)
  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x]
  • Completion of VMware NSX-T: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.x]
  • System administration experience with cloud computing concepts and generic Kubernetes knowledge is strongly recommended

Course Details

Product Alignment

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

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

VMware Enterprise PKS Value Proposition

  • Kubernetes and VMware Enterprise PKS Overview
  • Changes in Software Development Practices
  • Containers Overview
  • Kubernetes Overview
  • Managing Kubernetes with VMware Enterprise PKS

VMware Enterprise PKS Architecture

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

Networking VMware Enterprise PKS with NSX-T

  • Overview of NSX-T Data Center and it’s uses
  • Logical Switching, Routing, Load Balancing and NATs
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center integration with Kubernetes
  • Logical topologies
  • Physical Topologies

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 Data Center Integration with VMware Enterprise PKS and Tools
  • Managing clusters
  • Managing Resources
  • Upgrading VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Backup and restore

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

Installing VMware Enterprise PKS

  • Overview of the Installation Process
  • Install using Operations Manager
  • Installing VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Installing Harbor

Troubleshooting VMware Enterprise PKS

  • Troubleshooting with Bosh
  • Retrieving Logs
  • Troubleshooting Tips

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Good class and great instructor that took time to answer questions and available during lab times.

I can only say Thank You for persisting - following up and getting me into this class. Well spent 20-25 hours

Well planned presentations. Live Demo. Excellent labs to ensure comprehension.

Very informative and helpful. Provided lots of extra resources and explained the process clearly.

The format of the course was nicely structured, it was interactive and the labs really helped me understand the material on a deeper level.

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