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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

Working with charts and dashboards

In this section, we will cover the following details on using charts and dashboards in Aria:

  • Creating new custom charts to visualize any data being sent to Aria
  • Creating new custom dashboards using canned or custom charts
  • Customizing out-of-the-box dashboards

Let’s get started with the topics in this list.

Creating new custom charts

When we configure integration with Aria as we did for a Kubernetes cluster, we can see several metrics getting pushed into Aria that are collected by the agents that we deploy on the hosts. As with a Kubernetes cluster, we can get telemetry data for any integration that we make. The number of metrics and the frequency at which they are ingested in Aria depends on the source and the configurations at the collector and Wavefront Proxy. However, once the metrics data is in the Aria database, it stays there for up to 18 months unless explicitly removed. We can then use that data anytime...