CSE

Troubleshooting CSE 3.1 TKGm Integration with VMware Cloud Director 10.3

This article recaps Issues that I had during the integration of VMware Container Service Extension 3.1 to allow the deployment of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Clusters (TKGm) in VMware Cloud Director 10.3.

If you are interested in an Implementation Guide, refer to Deploy CSE 3.1 with TKGm Support in VCD 10.3 and First Steps with TKGm Guest Clusters in VCD 10.3.

  • CSE Log File Location
  • DNS Issues during Photon Image Creation
  • Disable rollbackOnFailure to troubleshoot TKGm deployment errors
  • Template cookbook version 1.0.0 is incompatible with CSE running in non-legacy mode
  • https://[IP-ADDRESS] should have a https scheme and match CSE server config file
  • 403 Client Error: Forbidden for url: https://[VCD]/oauth/tenant/demo/register
  • NodeCreationError: failure on creating nodes ['mstr-xxxx']
  • Force Delete TKGm Clusters / Can't delete TKGm Cluster / Delete Stuck in DELETE:IN_PROGRESS

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First Steps with TKGm Guest Clusters in VMware Cloud Director 10.3

In the previous article, I've explained how to deploy Container Service Extension 3.1 with TKGm Support in VMware Cloud Director 10.3. In this article, I'm taking a look at how the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Cluster is integrated into the Organization VDC and how the Tenant can access and work with the Kubernetes Cluster.

 

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Deploy CSE 3.1 with TKGm Support in VMware Cloud Director 10.3

With the release of Cloud Director 10.3 and Container Service Extension 3.1 (CSE), you have an additional option to deploy Kubernetes Clusters: "Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Multi-Cloud" aka. TKGm. With TKGm you now have 4 options to offer Kubernetes as a Service for your customers.

  • TKGm (Multi-Cloud)
  • TKGs (vSphere with Tanzu)
  • Native
  • TKG-I (Enterprise PKS)

Yes, there is a reason why TKGm and TKGs are in bold letters. If you are starting today, forget about "Native" and "TKG-I". "TKGm" works similar to "Native" but is far superior. TKG-I (TKG Integrated Edition, formerly known as VMware Enterprise PKS) is deprecated as of CSE 3.1 and will be removed in future releases.

This article explains how to integrate CSE 3.1 in VMware Cloud Director 10.3.

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Deploy Container Service Extension (CSE 3.0) in VMware Cloud Director 10.2

With the release of Cloud Director 10.2, the Container Service Extension 3.0 has been released. With CSE 3.0 you can extend your cloud offering by providing Kubernetes as a Service. Customers can create and manage their own K8s clusters directly in the VMware Cloud Director portal.

I've already described how to deploy vSphere with Tanzu based Kubernetes Clusters in VCD. CSE 3.0 with the "Native K8s Runtime" is is a neat alternative that allows you to deploy K8s directly into the customer's Organization networks, which is currently not possible with Tanzu.

This article explains how to integrate CSE 3.0 in VMware Cloud Director 10.2.

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