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DevSecOps in Practice with VMware Tanzu

By : Parth Pandit, Robert Hardt
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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

Common day-two activities with VAC

With the details covered in the previous section of the chapter, we now have an OSS tool catalog request placed on the VAC portal and a Kubeapps instance running in the Kubernetes cluster. Let’s now review some of the key day-two activities that can be performed by the catalog administrator to ensure security and compliance of the OSS tool usage, and by the catalog consumers to unleash productivity and flexibility to quickly deploy and use these OSS tools in different ways that are part of the VAC catalog.

Inspecting catalog deliverables

Once our catalog request is submitted to Vmware using the VAC portal, as we covered in the previous section, we can check the status of our catalog deliverables using the VAC portal as shown in the following figure under the My Requests tab:

Figure 4.14 – Checking VAC request status

Figure 4.14 – Checking VAC request status

When we have our catalog request completed, we start seeing our delivered artifacts...