Aggregating Application and Cluster Logs from VMware Cloud PKS on AWS Elasticsearch

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By Bahubali Shetti, Director of Public Cloud Solutions for VMware Cloud Services at VMware Observability is one aspect of managing Kubernetes clusters. Observability involves gaining insight into multiple data points/sets from the cluster and analyzing this data to resolve issues. Observability covers three main data sets: Metrics — This includes metrics from both the cluster, through cAdvisor, metrics server, Read more...

Configuring Fluent Bit on VKE for AWS Elasticsearch

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By Bahubali Shetti, Director of Public Cloud Solutions for VMware Cloud Services at VMware   Editor’s note: On November 6th, 2018, VMware renamed VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) to VMware Cloud PKS. To learn more about the change, read here.    As noted in one of my earlier blogs, one of the key issues with managing Kubernetes is observability. Read more...

Simplifying Kubernetes Networking and Security with NSX-T Data Center

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By Prasad Kalpurekkal, Art Fewell, and Alka Gupta   VMware NSX-T Data Center helps simplify networking and security for Kubernetes by automating the implementation of network policies, network object creation, network isolation, and micro-segmentation. NSX-T also provides flexible network topology choices and end-to-end network visibility. A network policy is defined by Kubernetes as a specification Read more...

Application Stats Collection in Kubernetes via Telegraf Sidecars and Wavefront

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by Bahubali Shetti Director of Public Cloud Solutions for VMware Cloud Services at VMware This blog was originally posted here, on August 7, 2018. (This is a follow up for the blog: Monitoring VMware Kubernetes Engine and Application Metrics with Wavefront) Kubernetes (K8S), is becoming the defacto management tool to run applications homogeneously across resources (bare metal, public cloud, Read more...

Fire Up Your Data Processing with Apache Spark on vSphere Integrated Containers

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By Arslan Abbasi, Technical Product Manager, Cloud-Native Apps BU Apache Spark is an open-source distributed processing framework that has become a de facto standard for big data applications. It provides high-level APIs in Java, Scala, Python, and the statistical programming language R. It also supports high-level tools, including Spark SQL, MLib for machine learning, GraphX Read more...

Getting Started with Elastic Stack on vSphere Integrated Containers

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By Arslan Abbasi, Technical Product Manager, Cloud-Native Apps In today’s dynamic world of application development and deployment, a good monitoring framework is a bare minimum. Elastic Stack (formerly known as the ELK Stack) is a monitoring framework that lets you reliably and securely ingest data from a variety of sources and formats so you can Read more...
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Winery Application Demo: IoT Pipeline with Kubernetes on vSphere

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By Tom Scanlan, Emerging Technologies Practice, Professional Services In my previous blog post — “Uncorking Fine Wine by Using an IoT Pipeline with Kubernetes on vSphere” — I wrote about a demonstration winery application that facilitates discussions around the Internet of things and machine learning. I’m pleased to announce that Dan Linsley, a VMware architect, Read more...
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VMware Pivotal Container Service Hands-on Lab Is Now Live

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By Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware The Cloud-Native Apps Business Unit at VMware is pleased to announce that the VMware Pivotal Container Service Hands-on Lab, a new lab focused on Kubernetes and PKS, is now live. What Are VMware Hands-on Labs (HOL)? HOL comprises more than 80 independent labs covering the entire breadth of Read more...
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Running Selenium Grid on vSphere with vSphere Integrated Containers

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By Tom Schwaller, Senior Technical Product Manager, Michael Roy, Product Line Marketing Manager, and Simone Morellato, Director Technical Product Management One thing that makes containers great is their ability to rapidly spin up a browser-compatibility testing environment. There are plenty of great tools that can then be used to automate this testing, and Selenium is Read more...

Getting Started with Kubernetes-as-a-Service

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By Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware As digital transformation moves from a talking point to an IT mandate, infrastructure teams are being asked to step up to expanded roles. An understanding of containers and container orchestration technologies, combined with deep expertise in storage, networking and compute virtualization, are the minimum requirements for platform engineering Read more...