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VMware PKS: Install, Configure, Manage Workshop [V1.2]

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 4 Days
Overview:
This four-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware® PKS 1.2, a purpose-built container solution to operationalize Kubernetes for multicloud enterprises and service providers. VMware PKS significantly simplifies the deployment and management of Kubernetes clusters with Day 1 and Day 2 operations support. This course prepares you to install and administer a VMware PKS environment for an organization of any size.

Product Alignment
•  VMware PKS 1.2
•  VMware vSphere® 6.7 U1
•  VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.3

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Explain how the VMware PKS platform enables enterprises to deploy and manage the Kubernetes platform
   as a service on premises
•  Describe the VMware PKS platform architecture
•  Describe the preinstallation activities, such as how various topologies of VMware PKS can be deployed
   and how to meet prerequisites before installing VMware PKS
•  Describe how BOSH unifies release engineering, deployment, and life cycle management of cloud software
   in a VMware PKS platform
•  Describe how PCF Operations Manager is used to configure and deploy the VMware PKS platform
   components
•  Describe how VMware NSX-TTM Data Center integrates with VMware PKS to provide networking and
   security services for all the components in a VMware PKS Kubernetes environment
•  Install, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot a VMware PKS Kubernetes environment
•  Use Day 2 operations to create, view, scale, and delete Kubernetes clusters and upgrade VMware PKS
 
Intended Audience:    •  System administrators
•  System engineers
 
Prerequisites:    This course has the following prerequisites:
•  System administration experience with cloud computing concepts
•  Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] or 6-months working experience with
   the product
•  Completion of VMware NSX-T: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.2] or 6-months working experience with
   the product
 
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives
•  Describe the content of the course
•  Gain a complete picture of the VMware certification system
•  Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone (VLZ)
•  Identify additional resources

2  VMware PKS Value Proposition
•  Define containers and differentiate between containers and virtual machines
•  Explain why the popularity of containers is rising and why Kubernetes is needed to manage them
•  Explain how VMware PKS is a comprehensive Kubernetes solution

3  VMware PKS Architecture
•  Describe how BOSH unifies release engineering, deployment, and life cycle management of cloud software
•  Explain Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR) and the problems that it solves
•  Describe processes that run on the VMware PKS Kubernetes master and worker nodes
•  Describe the default pods that run on the VMware PKS Kubernetes clusters
•  Describe the VMware PKS control plane and the tasks that it can perform
•  Describe how the PCF Operations Manager is used to configure and deploy platform components
•  Explain how Project Harbor is integrated into VMware PKS to provide enterprise-class registry services

4  Networking VMware PKS with NSX-T Data Center
•  Describe the benefits of NSX-T Data Center
•  Describe how NSX-T Data Center integrates with VMware PKS
•  Describe how the NSX-T Container Plug-in provides integration between NSX-T Data Center and
   Kubernetes
•  Describe the NSX node agent
•  Describe the NSX kube-proxy
•  Explain the logical topology of NSX-T Data Center in a VMware PKS environment

5  VMware PKS Installation
•  Describe the VMware PKS and vSphere physical topology options
•  List the vSphere and networking prerequisites for installing VMware PKS
•  Install PCF Operations Manager
•  Install BOSH
•  Install VMware PKS
•  Install Harbor for VMware PKS

6  Managing VMware PKS
•  List the tools used to manage VMware PKS
•  Describe how to create and manage users
•  Explain how to create, view, and delete network profiles
•  Explain how to create, view, scale, and delete clusters
•  Describe how to create and manage persistent volumes.
•  Describe how to upgrade VMware PKS
•  Describe how to backup and restore VMware PKS

7  Monitoring
•  Describe how vRealize Log Insight integrates with VMware PKS
•  Describe how vRealize Operations is used to monitor objects in VMware PKS
•  Describe the Wavefront® by VMware® metrics and monitoring solution
•  Describe the VMware PKS Sink Resources feature

8  Troubleshooting
•  Describe what troubleshooting tasks can be performed using BOSH CLI
•  Describe what troubleshooting tasks can be performed using PCF Operations Manager
•  Explain how to retrieve log bundles from VMware PKS components