Course Catalog
VMware vSphere with Tanzu: Deploy and Manage [V7]
Duration: 3 Day
$2775 USD


You learn about how vSphere with Tanzu can be used to orchestrate the delivery of Kubernetes clusters and containerized applications in a vSphere environment.


This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom

Duration: 3 Day

Call 800-798-3901 to enroll in this class!


Students will learn to,

  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu and use cases in on-premises environments
  • Deploy vSphere with Tanzu
  • Describe the VMware Tanzu Mission Control
  • Describe the VMware NSX® networking requirements for vSphere with Tanzu.
  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu on NSX-T Data Center
  • Describe vSphere with Tanzu on vSphere Distributed Switch
  • Create and manage vSphere with Tanzu namespaces
  • Deploy and run container applications on vSphere with Tanzu
  • Deploy and configure Harbor
  • Describe the VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid™ service
  • Deploy a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster
  • Deploy and run container applications on a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster
  • Describe the vSphere with Tanzu lifecycle
  • Use logs and CLI commands to monitor and troubleshoot vSphere with Tanzu

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  • Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  • Introduction to Containers and Kubernetes
    • Describe virtual machines and containers
    • Describe container hosts
    • Describe container engines
    • Describe Dockerfile
    • Describe container images
    • Describe image registry
    • Describe the purpose and functionality of Kubernetes
    • Describe YAML manifest files
    • Explain pods
    • Explain Replica Sets
    • Explain services
    • Explain deployments
    • Explain network policies
  • Introduction to vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Introduce the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
    • Introduce the VMware Tanzu™ portfolio
    • Describe the purpose and functionality of vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Describe the capabilities of vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Describe the components of vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Contrast vSphere with Kubernetes to traditional Kubernetes
    • Describe the requirements for vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Describe the NSX components required for vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Describe the network topology of vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Explain the networking requirements of vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Compare NSX networking objects with Kubernetes networking objects
    • Describe the kubectl command line interface
  • vSphere with Kubernetes Core Services
    • Explain the architecture of the vSphere with Kubernetes core services
    • Describe the use cases of vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Enable vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Deploy Harbor Registry
    • Describe a vSphere with Kubernetes namespace
    • Describe resource quotas
    • Explain authentication and authorization to vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Create a namespace
    • Use kubectl to interact with vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Describe using kubectl pod deployment
    • Explain scaling a pod deployment
    • Explain deleting pods
    • Use kubectl to deploy a pod
    • Use kubectl to scale a pod
    • Describe a Container Storage Interface
    • Explain VM Storage Policies and Persistent Volumes
    • Monitor Cloud Native Storage
    • Create a Persistent Volume
    • Describe the NSX Container Plugin
    • Explain Supervisor Cluster Network Topology
    • Explain Container Objects in NSX
    • Describe Kubernetes Services
    • Describe Kubernetes Network Policies
    • Describe Harbor Image Registry
    • Explain Harbor integration with vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Enable Harbor
    • Push container images to Harbor
    • Deploy containers from Harbor
  • VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service for vSphere
    • Introduce Kubernetes Cluster API
    • Explain Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service for vSphere
    • Describe the use cases for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters
    • Describe enabling Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters
    • Deploy a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster
    • Scale a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster
    • Explain the life cycle of Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters
    • Deploy pods to a Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster
    • Describe monitoring of Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting
    • Describe the monitoring tools for vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Describe the troubleshooting tools for vSphere with Kubernetes
    • Describe VMware vRealize Operations Manager™ integration
    • Describe vCenter Server events
    • Describe vSphere with Kubernetes events
    • Describe gathering vSphere with Kubernetes support log bundles
  • vSphere with Kubernetes Life Cycle
    • Introduce Kubernetes version
    • Explain Kubernetes release cadence
    • Describe vSphere with Kubernetes life cycle
    • Describe NSX component life cycle
    • Describe vSphere with Kubernetes Certificate Management

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Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing vSphere with Tanzu


This course requires completion the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage OR
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale AND VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage

Experience working at the command line is helpful.

This course requires that a student be able to perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

  • Create VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers and folders
  • Create a virtual machine using a wizard or a template
  • Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster with resource pools
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster

If you cannot perform all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete one of the prerequisite courses before enrolling in VMware vSphere with Kubernetes: Deploy & Manage.