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DevSecOps in Practice with VMware Tanzu

By : Parth Pandit, Robert Hardt
Book Image

DevSecOps in Practice with VMware Tanzu

By: Parth Pandit, Robert Hardt

Overview of this book

As Kubernetes (or K8s) becomes more prolific, managing large clusters at scale in a multi-cloud environment becomes more challenging – especially from a developer productivity and operational efficiency point of view. DevSecOps in Practice with VMware Tanzu addresses these challenges by automating the delivery of containerized workloads and controlling multi-cloud Kubernetes operations using Tanzu tools. This comprehensive guide begins with an overview of the VMWare Tanzu platform and discusses its tools for building useful and secure applications using the App Accelerator, Build Service, Catalog service, and API portal. Next, you’ll delve into running those applications efficiently at scale with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and Tanzu Application Platform. As you advance, you’ll find out how to manage these applications, and control, observe, and connect them using Tanzu Mission Control, Tanzu Observability, and Tanzu Service Mesh. Finally, you’ll explore the architecture, capabilities, features, installation, configuration, implementation, and benefits of these services with the help of examples. By the end of this VMware book, you’ll have gained a thorough understanding of the VMWare Tanzu platform and be able to efficiently articulate and solve real-world business problems.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Part 1 – Building Cloud-Native Applications on the Tanzu Platform
Part 2 – Running Cloud-Native Applications on Tanzu
Part 3 – Managing Modern Applications on the Tanzu Platform

Getting started with TMC

TMC is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering under VMware Cloud Services. Because of that, there is no installation and setup required to start using TMC, which is a big relief that SaaS products provide. In TMC, we can have two types of clusters, as described in the following points:

  • Clusters that are under a Kubernetes platform management control plane that is registered on TMC – Presently, TMC only supports TKG clusters under this category. Once a TKG management cluster (a TKG platform control plane) running on vSphere, AWS, or Azure is registered in TMC, we can use the TMC interface to perform all lifecycle operations for all the clusters created under that management cluster.
  • Clusters that are attached to TMC – These can be any conformant Kubernetes clusters that are created externally. We can attach these clusters to TMC for several management activities discussed previously in this chapter, except for full lifecycle operations...