VMware vSphere with Kubernetes: Deploy and Manage 7

3 Day Course
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Official VMware Curriculum

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During this 3-day course, you focus on deploying and managing VMware vSphere® with Kubernetes. You learn about how vSphere with Kubernetes can be used to orchestrate the delivery of Kubernetes clusters and containerized applications in a vSphere environment.

Product alignment:

VMware vSphere® 7

Target Audience

Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing vSphere with Kubernetes.

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Course Introduction (2 topics)

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to Containers and Kubernetes (13 topics)

  • Describe virtual machines and containers
  • Describe container hosts
  • Describe container engines
  • Describe Dockerfile
  • Describe container images
  • Describe image registry
  • Describe the purpose and functionality of Kubernetes
  • Describe YAML manifest files
  • Explain pods
  • Explain Replica Sets
  • Explain services
  • Explain deployments
  • Explain network policies

Introduction to vSphere with Kubernetes (12 topics)

  • Introduce the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
  • Introduce the VMware Tanzu™ portfolio
  • Describe the purpose and functionality of vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Describe the capabilities of vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Describe the components of vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Contrast vSphere with Kubernetes to traditional Kubernetes
  • Describe the requirements for vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Describe the NSX components required for vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Describe the network topology of vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Explain the networking requirements of vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Compare NSX networking objects with Kubernetes networking objects
  • Describe the kubectl command line interface

vSphere with Kubernetes Core Services (28 topics)

  • Explain the architecture of the vSphere with Kubernetes core services
  • Describe the use cases of vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Enable vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Deploy Harbor Registry
  • Describe a vSphere with Kubernetes namespace
  • Describe resource quotas
  • Explain authentication and authorization to vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Create a namespace
  • Use kubectl to interact with vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Describe using kubectl pod deployment
  • Explain scaling a pod deployment
  • Explain deleting pods
  • Use kubectl to deploy a pod
  • Use kubectl to scale a pod
  • Describe a Container Storage Interface
  • Explain VM Storage Policies and Persistent Volumes
  • Monitor Cloud Native Storage
  • Create a Persistent Volume
  • Describe the NSX Container Plugin
  • Explain Supervisor Cluster Network Topology
  • Explain Container Objects in NSX
  • Describe Kubernetes Services
  • Describe Kubernetes Network Policies
  • Describe Harbor Image Registry
  • Explain Harbor integration with vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Enable Harbor
  • Push container images to Harbor
  • Deploy containers from Harbor

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service for vSphere (9 topics)

  • Introduce Kubernetes Cluster API
  • Explain Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service for vSphere
  • Describe the use cases for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters
  • Describe enabling Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters
  • Deploy a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster
  • Scale a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster
  • Explain the life cycle of Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters
  • Deploy pods to a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster
  • Describe monitoring of Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters

Monitoring and Troubleshooting (6 topics)

  • Describe the monitoring tools for vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Describe the troubleshooting tools for vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Describe VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ integration
  • Describe vCenter Server events
  • Describe vSphere with Kubernetes events
  • Describe gathering vSphere with Kubernetes support log bundles

vSphere with Kubernetes Life Cycle (5 topics)

  • Introduce Kubernetes version
  • Explain Kubernetes release cadence
  • Describe vSphere with Kubernetes life cycle
  • Describe NSX component life cycle
  • Describe vSphere with Kubernetes Certificate Management


This course requires completion the following courses:

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage OR VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale


VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage

Experience working at the command line is helpful.

This course requires that a student be able to perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

Create VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers and folders
Create a virtual machine using a wizard or a template
Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster with resource pools
Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster

If you cannot perform all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete one of the prerequisite courses before enrolling in VMware vSphere with Kubernetes: Deploy & Manage.

Additional Learning

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