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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

Unboxing Harbor

After seeing some good reasons to consider using Harbor as a container artifact repository around business, security, operational control, and extensibility, let’s learn what Harbor is made up of. In this section, we will learn about the internal components and functions of Harbor. Being a container registry to serve the cloud-native community, Harbor itself is a cloud-native application comprised of multiple smaller microservices performing different activities. Let’s understand how they work together by providing an architectural overview of Harbor.

Architecture overview

Harbor has several internal and external components. As shown in Figure 6.2, we can distribute these components into the following categories:

  • Consumers: Consist of all clients and client interfaces
  • Fundamental Services: Consist of all core functionalities that are part of the Harbor project and other key third-party projects that are essential components of the overall...