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Install and manage automatically a Kubernetes cluster on VMware vSphere with Terraform and Kubespray

Author image Simon Guyennet on Cloud, Automation, Kubernetes, vSphere, VMware, Terraform, Container, Ansible, Kubespray

If you already completed the tutorials Deploy Kubernetes 1.9 from scratch on VMware vSphere and Install and configure a multi-master Kubernetes cluster with kubeadm, you should have a pretty good understanding of how a multi-master Kubernetes cluster is structured. You are now probably looking for a way to automate the deployment of your lab so you don't have to follow all these painful steps each time you want to deploy a clean environment. Kubespray is a Kubernetes incubator project. It is composed of Ansible playbook and automates the deployment of a Kubernetes cluster on an existing infrastructure. In this...

Install and configure MetalLB as a load balancer for Kubernetes

Author image Simon Guyennet on Cloud, Kubernetes, Container, MetalLB, Load Balancer, Network

If you installed a Kubernetes cluster on-premise on baremetal or on virtual machines, you probably noticed that one of the missing features of your cluster is that you cannot use the type LoadBalancer when you declare a service as you would do with a Kubernetes cluster running on AWS, GCP or Azure. MetalLB is a load balancer designed to run on and to work with Kubernetes and it will allow you to use the type LoadBalancer when you declare a service. You can integrate MetalLB with your existing network equipment easily as it supports BGP, and also layer 2 configuration....

Use vSphere Storage as Kubernetes persistent volumes

Author image Simon Guyennet on Cloud, Kubernetes, vSphere, VMware, Storage, Container

Hatchway is a VMware open source project. The goal of this project is to allow to use the vSphere storage technology with Docker containers and Kubernetes pods. Hatchway is composed of two projects: one is the plugin for Docker and the other one is vSphere Cloud Provider, which is the provider for Kubernetes. If you are using VMware vSAN, one of the main benefits of vSphere Cloud Provider is that you can leverage the vSAN storage policies. Prerequisites You must have a Kubernetes cluster running on VMware vSphere virtual machines and the VMware tools must be installed on each virtual...

Install and configure a multi-master Kubernetes cluster with kubeadm

Author image Simon Guyennet on Cloud, Kubernetes, Container, Kubeadm

Kubeadm is a tool which is part of the Kubernetes project. It is designed to help with the deployment of Kubernetes. It is currently a work in progress and it has some limitations. One of these limitations is that it doesn't support multi-master (high availability) configuration. This tutorial will go through the steps allowing to work around this limitation. Prerequisites For this lab, we will use a standard Ubuntu 16.04 installation as a base image for the seven machines needed. The machines will all be configured on the same network, 10.10.40.0/24, and this network needs...

Install Powershell and PowerCLI on Ubuntu 16.04

Author image Simon Guyennet on Cloud, Automation, vSphere, VMware, Powershell, PowerCLI

VMware PowerCLI is a very handy command line interface to automate VMware vSphere environment. VMware PowerCLI leverages the Microsoft Powershell scripting language. Prerequisite An Ubuntu 16.04 machine with a network access to the VMware vCenter API. Installation of Microsoft Powershell 1- Import the Microsoft repository GPG Key. $ curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | \ sudo apt-key add - 2- Add the Microsoft repository to the list of APT sources. $ curl https://packages.microsoft.com/config/ubuntu/16.04/prod.list | \ sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft.list 3- Update the APT repositories. $ sudo apt-get update 4-...