VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition
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VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI) enables operators to provision, operate, and manage enterprise-grade Kubernetes clusters using BOSH and Ops Manager.
Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition deploys Kubernetes to BOSH and Ops Manager, and uses the On-Demand Broker to dynamically instantiate, deploy, and manage highly-available Kubernetes clusters on-premises or on a public cloud.
After operators install TKGI, developers can use the TKGI Command Line Interface (TKGI CLI) to provision Kubernetes clusters, and run container-based workloads on the clusters with the Kubernetes CLI, kubectl.
Operators install TKGI as a tile on the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard, or from the TKGI Management Console on vSphere.
You can run TKGI standalone or alongside VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs on Ops Manager.
The following table details the features that Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition adds to the Kubernetes platform.
|Feature||Included in K8s||Included in Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition|
|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||✓|
Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition 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 Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition, see the topic that corresponds to your cloud provider:
- vSphere Prerequisites and Resource Requirements
- vSphere with NSX-T Version Requirements and Hardware Requirements for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition on vSphere with NSX-T
- GCP Prerequisites and Resource Requirements
- AWS Prerequisites and Resource Requirements
- Azure Prerequisites and Resource Requirements
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