VMware : Tips of the week #6

Quick tip to show you how to fix Kubernetes namespace deleting stuck in terminating state: 

In this case, you can manually delete your namespace that is stuck in the Terminating state:

STEP 1 : Create a temporary JSON file:

kubectl get namespace kasten-io -o json > tmp-kasten-io.json

STEP 2 : Edit your tmp.json file and remove the kubernetes value from the finalizers array and save the file.

STEP 3 : Executing the cleanup command

kubectl replace –raw “/api/v1/namespaces/kasten-io/finalize”

Veeam : How to install Kasten K10 on vSphere with Tanzu

Disaster recovery, backup solutions and recoverability in general, are usually critical requirements to run production workloads, even when running pods and containers on a Kubernetes platform.

Veeam with Kasten can help enterprises overcome data management challenges and confidently run applications on Kubernetes clusters.

This vblog focuses on the integration of Kasten and vSphere with VMware Tanzu:

STEP1: helm repo add kasten https://charts.kasten.io/
STEP2: kubectl create namespace kasten-io
STEP3: kubectl get sc
STEP4: helm install k10 kasten/k10 –namespace=kasten-io –set

VMware : Tips of the week #5

You can SSH to a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster TKC worker node as the vmware-system-user using a private key.

Below are the seven steps to follow: 

  • STEP1: Connect to the supervisor cluster
  • STEP2: Switch context to supervisor cluster
  • STEP3: Get secret from specific namespace when your cluster is created
  • STEP4: View the key for the specific cluster
  • STEP5: The key is Base64 encoded, decode it
  • STEP6: Change the access for  the key 
  • STEP7: Connect to one of the worker node


VMware : How to identify the LEADER SupervisorControPlane in vSphere with Tanzu

In this post, we going to show you how you can connect to the supervisor cluster control plane nodes and identify the Leader for Kubernetes master within VMware vSphere with Tanzu. This is important for certain troubleshooting and analysis tasks.

As you maybe know the supervisor cluster is the Kubernetes cluster that we stand up inside of a vSphere cluster when enabling workload management.

The supervisor cluster like other Kubernetes clusters operates an active-passive multi-master model and only one master

VMware : Tips of the week #4

We want to share with you some concepts, helpful commands, and gotchas that we have come across during the first few days within the Kubernetes world.  

Kubernetes uses a command-line tool called kubectl for running commands against clusters,  you may find yourself frustrated by the time spent typing repetitive commands.

This article will highlight tips used to simplify the usage of kubectl and save you time.

Shell aliases can be used to shorten all shell commands and not just