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VMware PKS: Install Configure Manage Workshop [V1.2]

Course Details
Code: EDU-PKSICM12
Tuition (USD): $3,400.00 • Classroom (4 days)

This four-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware® PKS 1.2, a purpose-built container solution to operationalize Kubernetes for multicloud enterprises and service providers. VMware 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 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 PKS platform enables enterprises to deploy and manage the Kubernetes platform as a service on premises
  • Describe the VMware PKS platform architecture
  • Describe the preinstallation activities, such as how various topologies of VMware PKS can be deployed and how to meet prerequisites before installing VMware PKS
  • Describe how BOSH unifies release engineering, deployment, and life cycle management of cloud software in a VMware PKS platform
  • Describe how PCF Operations Manager is used to configure and deploy the VMware PKS platform components
  • Describe how VMware NSX-TTM Data Center integrates with VMware PKS to provide networking and security services for all the components in a VMware PKS Kubernetes environment
  • Install, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot a VMware PKS Kubernetes environment
  • Use Day 2 operations to create, view, scale, and delete Kubernetes clusters and upgrade VMware PKS

Who Can Benefit

  • System administrators
  • System engineers

Prerequisites

  • System administration experience with cloud computing concepts
  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] or 6-months working experience with the product
  • Completion of VMware NSX-T: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.2] or 6-months working experience with the product

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • VMware PKS 1.2
  • VMware vSphere® 6.7 U1
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.3

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the content of the course
  • Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system
  • Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone (VLZ)
  • Identify additional resources

VMware PKS Value Proposition

  • Define containers and differentiate between containers and virtual machines
  • Explain why the popularity of containers is rising and why Kubernetes is needed to manage them
  • Explain how VMware PKS is a comprehensive Kubernetes solution

VMware PKS Architecture

  • Describe how BOSH unifies release engineering, deployment, and life cycle management of cloud software
  • Explain Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR) and the problems that it solves
  • Describe processes that run on the VMware PKS Kubernetes master and worker nodes
  • Describe the default pods that run on the VMware PKS Kubernetes clusters
  • Describe the VMware PKS control plane and the tasks that it can perform
  • Describe how the PCF Operations Manager is used to configure and deploy platform components
  • Explain how Project Harbor is integrated into VMware PKS to provide enterprise-class registry services

Networking VMware PKS with NSX-T Data Center

  • Describe the benefits of NSX-T Data Center
  • Describe how NSX-T Data Center integrates with VMware PKS
  • Describe how the NSX-T Container Plug-in provides integration between NSX-T Data Center and Kubernetes
  • Describe the NSX node agent
  • Describe the NSX kube-proxy
  • Explain the logical topology of NSX-T Data Center in a VMware PKS environment

VMware PKS Installation

  • Describe the VMware PKS and vSphere physical topology options
  • List the vSphere and networking prerequisites for installing VMware PKS
  • Install PCF Operations Manager
  • Install BOSH
  • Install VMware PKS
  • Install Harbor for VMware PKS

Managing VMware PKS

  • List the tools used to manage VMware PKS
  • Describe how to create and manage users
  • Explain how to create, view, and delete network profiles
  • Explain how to create, view, scale, and delete clusters
  • Describe how to create and manage persistent volumes.
  • Describe how to upgrade VMware PKS
  • Describe how to backup and restore VMware PKS

Monitoring

  • Describe how vRealize Log Insight integrates with VMware PKS
  • Describe how vRealize Operations is used to monitor objects in VMware PKS
  • Describe the Wavefront® by VMware® metrics and monitoring solution
  • Describe the VMware PKS Sink Resources feature

Troubleshooting

  • Describe what troubleshooting tasks can be performed using BOSH CLI
  • Describe what troubleshooting tasks can be performed using PCF Operations Manager
  • Explain how to retrieve log bundles from VMware PKS components