VMware NSX-T 2.5.x and Kubernetes (K8S) Guide
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The goal of this series of posts is to outline and explain the steps to integrate VMware NSX-T 2.5.0, using its declarative API called Policy API , with Kubernetes control plane.
List of components used in this environment are;
- vCenter 6.7 U1b (Build 11727113)
- ESX 6.7 U2 (Build 13006603)
- NSX-T 2.5.0 (Build 14663978)
- NSX Container Plugin 2.5.0 (Build 14628220)
- Ubuntu Server 18.04.3
- Docker CE 18.06.0
- Kubernetes 1.14.7
It is highly recommended to check the following resources for compatibility requirements.
VMware Product Interoperability Matrices
NSX Container Plugin 2.5 Release Notes https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/2.5/rn/NSX-Container-Plugin-25-Release-Notes.html
NSX Container Plug-in for Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry - Installation and Administration Guide https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/2.5/rn/NSX-Container-Plugin-25-Release-Notes.html
This series does NOT provide the generic intro level information on NSX-T or K8S. To have a basic understanding of NSX-T please watch the VMworld session recordings. Similarly for K8S, Pluralsight and A Cloud Guru trainings by Nigel Poulton and Udemy trainings by Mumshad Mannambeth is highly recommended.
The Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3 of the NSX-T 2.4.x series can be reviewed to get a basic understanding of how the integration of NSX-T with K8S looks like. Part 5 and Part 6 of same series may still help in understanding and learning K8S Service an K8S Network Policy constructs though.
This series will be focusing on the delta between NSX-T 2.4.x and NSX-T 2.5.x hence it may refer to some of the points that were mentioned in previous series K8S with NSX-T 2.4.x
- Lab Infrastructure
- Current State
- NSX Components in K8S Integration
- Ubuntu 18.04 Installation
- Docker Installation
- K8S Installation
- Configuring NSX Objects for K8S
- NSX Downloadables for K8S
- Content of Manifest File
- Deploying NSX Components in K8S Cluster
- Creating Namespace and Deploying Test Workloads