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VMware Enterprise PKS: Install, Configure, Manage [V1.5]

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
Overview:
This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware® Enterprise PKS 1.5 (a purpose-built container solution to operationalize Kubernetes for multicloud enterprises and service providers). VMware Enterprise 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 Enterprise PKS environment for an organization of any size.

Product Alignment
•  VMware Enterprise PKS 1.5
•  VMware vSphere® 6.7 U2
•  VMware NSX-TTM 2.4

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Explain how the VMware Enterprise PKS platform enables enterprises to deploy and manage the
   Kubernetes platform as a service on premises
•  Describe the VMware Enterprise PKS platform architecture
•  Describe the preinstallation activities, such as how various topologies of VMware Enterprise PKS can be
   deployed, and how to meet prerequisites before installing VMware Enterprise PKS
•  Describe how BOSH unifies release engineering, deployment, and lifecycle management of cloud software
   in a VMware Enterprise PKS platform
•  Describe how the VMware Enterprise PKS Management Console appliance is used to configure and
   deploy the VMware Enterprise PKS platform components
•  Describe how VMware NSX-T™ Data Center integrates with VMware Enterprise PKS to provide
   networking and security services for all the components in a VMware Enterprise PKS environment
•  Install, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot a VMware Enterprise PKS environment
•  Use Day 2 operations to create, view, scale, and delete Kubernetes clusters and upgrade VMware
   Enterprise PKS
 
Intended Audience:    •  System administrators
•  System engineers
 
Prerequisites:    This class requires understanding the concepts and topics presented in the following courses:
•  Kubernetes Foundations (or equivalent)
•  Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x]
•  Completion of VMware NSX-T: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.x]

System administration experience with cloud computing concepts and generic Kubernetes knowledge is strongly recommended
 
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  VMware Enterprise PKS Value Proposition
•  Kubernetes and VMware Enterprise PKS Overview
•  Changes in Software Development Practices
•  Containers Overview
•  Kubernetes Overview
•  Managing Kubernetes with VMware Enterprise PKS

3  VMware Enterprise PKS Architecture
•  Introduction to BOSH
•  Introduction to Kubernetes in VMware Enterprise PKS
•  Introduction to Operations Manager
•  Introduction to the VMware Enterprise PKS Control Plane
•  Introduction to Harbor
•  Introduction to VMware Enterprise PKS Management Console

4  Networking VMware Enterprise PKS with NSX-T
•  Overview of NSX-T Data Center and it’s uses
•  Logical Switching, Routing, Load Balancing and NATs
•  VMware NSX-T Data Center integration with Kubernetes
•  Logical topologies
•  Physical Topologies

5  Managing VMware Enterprise PKS
•  Physical topologies
•  Tools to manage VMware Enterprise PKS
•  Managing users
•  Network profiles
•  Creating clusters
•  Introduction to Kubernetes
•  Persistent storage
•  NSX-T Data Center Integration with VMware Enterprise PKS and Tools
•  Managing clusters
•  Managing Resources
•  Upgrading VMware Enterprise PKS
•  Backup and restore

6  Monitoring VMware Enterprise PKS
•  Using vRealize Log Insight with VMware Enterprise PKS
•  Using vRealize Operations with VMware Enterprise PKS
•  Using Wavefront® by VMware® with VMware Enterprise PKS
•  Using the Kubernetes dashboard
•  VMware Enterprise PKS logging sinks

7  Installing VMware Enterprise PKS
•  Overview of the Installation Process
•  Install using Operations Manager
•  Installing VMware Enterprise PKS
•  Installing Harbor

8  Troubleshooting VMware Enterprise PKS
•  Troubleshooting with Bosh
•  Retrieving Logs
•  Troubleshooting Tips

9  Provisioning a New Kubernetes Cluster for Developer Use
•  Installing PKS and Kubectl Command Line Interfaces (CLI)
•  Establishing New User Credentials
•  Creating a Network Profile
•  Creating a new Cluster
•  Pushing Images into Harbor
•  Deploying an application