VMware Enterprise PKS
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Warning: VMware Enterprise PKS v1.7 is no longer supported because it has reached the End of General Support (EOGS) phase as defined by the Support Lifecycle Policy. To stay up to date with the latest software and security updates, upgrade to a supported version.
VMware Enterprise PKS enables operators to provision, operate, and manage enterprise-grade Kubernetes clusters using BOSH and Ops Manager.
Enterprise PKS uses the On-Demand Broker to deploy a custom Kubernetes BOSH release that offers a uniform way to instantiate, deploy, and manage highly available Kubernetes clusters on a cloud platform or on-premises.
After operators install the Enterprise PKS tile on the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard, developers can provision Kubernetes clusters using the PKS Command Line Interface (PKS CLI), and run container-based workloads on the clusters with the Kubernetes CLI, kubectl.
On Ops Manager, you can run Enterprise PKS standalone or alongside VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs.
The following table details the features that Enterprise PKS adds to the Kubernetes platform.
|Feature||Included in K8s||Included in Enterprise PKS|
|Single tenant ingress||✓||✓|
|Secure multi-tenant ingress||✓|
|Stateful sets of pods||✓||✓|
|Rolling upgrades to pods||✓||✓|
|Rolling upgrades to cluster infrastructure||✓|
|Pod scaling and high availability||✓||✓|
|Cluster provisioning and scaling||✓|
|Monitoring and recovery of cluster VMs and processes||✓|
|Secure container registry||✓|
|Embedded, hardened operating system||✓|
Enterprise PKS has the following features:
Kubernetes compatibility: Constant compatibility with current stable release of Kubernetes
Production-ready: Highly available from applications to infrastructure, with no single points of failure
BOSH advantages: Built-in health checks, scaling, auto-healing and rolling upgrades
Fully automated operations: Fully automated deploy, scale, patch, and upgrade experience
Multi-cloud: Consistent operational experience across multiple clouds
For information about the resource requirements for installing Enterprise PKS, see the topic that corresponds to your cloud provider:
- vSphere Prerequisites and Resource Requirements
- vSphere with NSX-T Version Requirements and Hardware Requirements for Enterprise PKS on vSphere with NSX-T
- GCP Prerequisites and Resource Requirements
- AWS Prerequisites and Resource Requirements
- Azure Prerequisites and Resource Requirements
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