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.

Overview

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.

What Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Adds to Kubernetes

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
Multi-container 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
Persistent disks
Secure container registry
Embedded, hardened operating system

Features

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

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Prerequisites

For information about the resource requirements for installing Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition, see the topic that corresponds to your cloud provider:


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