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Demo Appliance for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

A Virtual Appliance that pre-bundles all required dependencies to help customers in learning and deploying standalone Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) clusters running on either VMware Cloud on AWS and/or vSphere 6.7 Update 3 environment for Proof of Concept, Demo and Dev/Test purposes.

This appliance will enable you to quickly go from zero to Kubernetes in less than 1hr with just an SSH client and a web browser!

  • Quickly deploy TKG Clusters onto VMware Cloud on AWS or vSphere-based infrastructure
  • Online vSphere Content Library to sync all TKG Demo Appliance dependencies
  • Accompany step-by-step workshop-style guide
  • Embedded Harbor registry pre-loaded with all required TKG and Demo Containers
  • Support for Air-Gapped and Non-Internet accessible environments
  • Sample demo applications including Persistent Volume, K8s 3-Tier Application with a LoadBalancer example
  • Easily access and debug TKG Clusters using Octant
What's Included:
  • VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC (1-Node) or vSphere 6.7 to deploy TKG Demo Appliance
  • Static IP Address for TKG Demo Appliance
  • 2 vCPU, 8GB memory and 14GB storage for the TKG Demo Appliance
Note: Pre-reqs above are only for deploying TKG Demo Appliance. Additional TKG specific requirements is referenced in the instructions tab.


v1.0.0 (Deprecated)

Here is a video overview from Kendrick Coleman on how Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) works.

Aug 10, 2020 - v1.1.3
  • Support for latest TKG 1.1.3 release
  • Support for TKG Workload Cluster upgrade workflow from K8s 1.17.9 to 1.18.6
  • TKG Crash Diagnostic utility (crash-diagnostics) included in appliance
  • Helm (3.2.4) included in appliance
  • Updated to latest version of Harbor (1.10.3), Docker Compose (1.26.2), Kubectl (1.18.6), Octant (0.14.1) and TMC (d11404fb) CLI in appliance
  • PowerCLI script to automate 100% of pre-req for running on TKG on VMware Cloud on AWS
     MD5: 86ce0c263ebcb6d20addcb6e1767e55a

May 11, 2020 - v1.0.0 (Initial Release)

     MD5: 5ac0ad64af6c82f61bd2f789ea9b8b19