Kubeapps on Tanzu Mission Control via Pinniped

We’ve been able to run Kubeapps in a multi-cluster setup on various Kubernetes clusters for a while now, but this was dependent on the Kubeapps’ user being authenticated in a way that all the clusters trust. Up until now, this meant having all the clusters configured to trust the same OIDC identity provider, which is not possible in some Kubernetes environments.

Particularly, this meant we were unable to demonstrate multi-cluster Kubeapps with clusters created by Tanzu Mission Control since we can’t specify API server options, such as OIDC configuration, when creating a cluster in TMC. But that requirement has now changed thanks to a new project called Pinniped.

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Kubeapps on a TKG Management Cluster

This is part two of a series detailing the steps required to run Kubeapps on a VMware TKG management cluster (on AWS) configured to allow users to deploy applications to multiple workload clusters, using the new multicluster support in Kubeapps. Though details will differ, a similar configuration works on other non-TKG multicluster setups as well. The first post described setting up your VMware TKG management cluster with two OpenIDConnect-enabled workload clusters. [Read More]

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) with OpenID Connect - First Experience

Andres and I have been doing quite a bit of feature work in Kubeapps over the past months at VMware and one of the key features that I’ve been working on personally is enabling Kubeapps users to deploy applications not only on the cluster on which Kubeapps is installed, but to multiple other clusters as well. Enter VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TGK): an “Enterprise-ready Kubernetes runtime which streamlines operations across multi-cloud infrastructure”, so naturally I was keen to test out running Kubeapps on TKG and deploying applications to a set of TKG-managed clusters. [Read More]

Dual booting the Dell XPS13 (9365) with linux

I recently purchased a Dell XPS13 (9365) (thanks to Bitnami for whom I now work) which comes with Windows 10 preinstalled. I was aware when purchasing that suspend on Linux is not yet working (thanks David Farrell. As of Aug 2017 suspend is fixed, see below), as well as other functionality (autorotate, pen integration etc.) and so was keen to have a few options to work on this machine

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