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Kubernetes 1.14 Puts the Spotlight on Consistent Change, Windows Node Support, and Cluster API

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By Stephen Augustus, Senior Cloud Native Architect at VMware Another quarter, another Kubernetes release! We’re back again to highlight some of the bigger ticket improvements in the ecosystem for Kubernetes 1.14. In keeping with one of the project values (“Community over product or company”), this cycle yielded lots of interesting cross-organization collaborations—one improves the way Read more...
Monitoring with Prometheus

Getting Started with Application Monitoring with Prometheus on VMware Enterprise PKS

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As monolithic apps are refactored into microservices and orchestrated with Kubernetes, requirements for monitoring those apps are changing. To start, instrumentation to capture application data needs to be at a container level, at scale, across thousands of endpoints. Because Kubernetes workloads are ephemeral by default and can start or stop at any time, application monitoring Read more...

The What and the Why of the Cluster API

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By Tim St. Clair, Senior Staff Engineer at VMware Throughout the evolution of software tools there exists a tension between generalization and partial specialization. A tool’s broader adoption is a form of natural selection, where its evolution is predicated on filling a given need, or role, better than its competition. This premise is imbued in Read more...
Integrating Istio with VMware Enterprise PKS

Integrating Istio with VMware Enterprise PKS

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By Pranay Bakre, Alka Gupta, Kendrick Coleman Adoption of modern distributed architectures has challenged enterprises to monitor, manage, and secure services in a consistent way. Some of the challenges include individual services handling retries, flow control, circuit breaking, authorization and authentication with increased attack surface, service-level monitoring requirements, and cross-platform ops tool chains. Istio is Read more...

Certifying Kubernetes with Sonobuoy

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By Steve Sloka, Sr. Member of Technical Staff, and  John Schnake, Systems Engineer   There are many ways to create Kubernetes clusters and many environments that can host them. As a result, platform operators find it difficult to determine whether a cluster is properly configured and whether it is working as it should. Sonobuoy is Read more...

Monitoring Events Using Sink Resources with VMware PKS

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By Adam Hevenor, Product Manager, Pivotal Container Services   Editor’s note: On February 26th, 2019, VMware renamed VMware PKS to VMware Enterprise PKS. To learn more about the change, read here. The Docker logging driver only offers a limited set of capabilities by mapping all container logs to STDERR and STDOUT. Kubernetes requires users to Read more...

The Big Easy: Visualizing Logging Data by Integrating Fluentd and vRealize Log Insight with VMware PKS

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Editor’s note: On February 26th, 2019, VMware renamed VMware PKS to VMware Enterprise PKS. To learn more about the change, read here. Centralized logging is an essential part of any enterprise Kubernetes deployment. Configuring and maintaining a real-time high-performance central repository for log collection can ease the day-to-day operations of tracking what went wrong and Read more...