Gladly I could earn the Tanzu Specialist Badge today. This article shares my experience with the vSphere with Tanzu Specialist remote exam and hopefully motivates other to try it out as well.
So, this new type of exam will test you on your knowledge in various domains, vSphere, vSphere with Tanzu, NSX-T and Kubernetes.
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Rapid change is among us. We are flooded with new concepts and technologies. This article will dive into the new possibilities to host cloud native workloads in the vSphere environment. Actually, VMware released a new suite of products in April 2020 named Tanzu.
Finally, I finished designing and implementing my new home-lab environment based on VMware vSphere.
Thus, I could deploy and test many new VMware products and features like vSphere 7 U2, vSAN, vRealize Automation 8.3 and vRealize Orchestrator 8.3. Meanwhile, I feel in love with infrastructure as code. So, I created and edited several JSON & YAML files to get my infrastructure up and running.
In this week the time came to build up a nested environment that is capable to run vSphere with Kubernetes.
Thanks to vSphere 7 U2 Tanzu is now supported with three different load balancing setups: NSX-T the most expensive, HA proxy which is free and new in U2, NSX advanced load balancer essentials free as well. Without load balancing neither Container nor Kubernetes will work properly.
My choice for lab was HA proxy because my nested environment was built stable & lightweight on vSphere 7 U1.
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