Application Configuration Service for VMware Tanzu

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About Application Configuration Service for VMware Tanzu

Application Configuration Service for VMware Tanzu enables the management of Kubernetes-native ConfigMap resources that are populated from properties defined in one or more backend Git repositories.

Application Configuration Service for VMware Tanzu provides two custom resources:

  • ClusterConfigProvider : A cluster-scoped resource that describes one or more Git repositories, including any security credentials required to access those repositories, to indicate where configuration properties should be obtained from.
  • ConfigurationSlice : References a ClusterConfigProvider and describes one or more subsets, or slices, of configuration to obtain from the repositories defined in the ClusterConfigProvider.

When created, the specifications of each of these resources is joined together and used to read configuration properties from the Git repositories. It then creates a ConfigMap resource in the same namespace as the ConfigurationSlice that contains those properties.

With the ConfigMap resource having been created, an application can be deployed such that the ConfigMap is a mounted volume on the application’s pod(s) and use the properties to configure application components.

Key Features

Application Configuration Service for VMware Tanzu includes the following key features:

  • An installer for all Application Configuration Service for VMware Tanzu management components
  • Support for properties storage in a Git repository

For Operators

For information about installing and managing Application Configuration Service for VMware Tanzu, see the Operator Guide.

For Developers

For information about creating and managing Application Configuration Service for VMware Tanzu resources and mounting them on application pods, see the Developer Guide.

Capacity Requirements

By default, each Application Configuration Service for VMware Tanzu instance requires:

  • 1 GB of memory
  • 1 GB of vCPU

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about Application Configuration Service for VMware Tanzu.

Element Details
Beta Release Date June 2, 2021
Supported IaaS Kubernetes 1.8 and later

For a full set of release notes, see Release Notes.