Container Service Extension 3.1.2 is now GA


In October 2021, we launched Container Service Extension (CSE) 3.1.1 that supported the secured provisioning and orchestration of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid multi-cloud (TKGm) clusters. Now, we’re glad to announce the final availability of CSE 3.1.2. That is an thrilling step ahead within the Kubernetes-as-a-Service resolution with TKGm capabilities.

CSE 3.1.2 primarily focuses on delivering:

Automated TKGm Cluster Administration

With the introduction of Cluster API Supplier for VMware Cloud Director, merely put CAPVCD, the cluster lifecycle administration is tremendously simplified because it permits the VMware Cloud Director (VCD) customers to make use of standards-based Cluster API to create TKGm-based clusters. CSE 3.1.2 lets you deploy extremely accessible TKGm based mostly clusters with a multi-node management airplane that’s fronted with an Avi load balancer. This ensures each higher community efficiency and defending clusters towards a variety of failure. With CAPVCD, customers will be capable to create & handle TKGm clusters in a single unified mechanism. This additionally helps in offloading admins from performing non-trivial duties throughout clusters at scale.
On the administration half, customers can now handle i.e., Create, Learn, Replace & Delete & improve utilizing kubernetes-style APIs and patterns to automate cluster lifecycle administration on the VCD platform.

Prolonged Kubernetes Performance

With CSE 3.1.2, customers can now set up user-managed packages like: Harbor Fluent Bit, Grafana, and Prometheus from the tanzu-standard bundle repository into their K8s cluster utilizing Tanzu CLI. This permits customers to broaden past the essential capabilities of their K8s clusters.
One other step ahead is the power to deploy Bitnami catalog gadgets into the TKGm clusters utilizing VMware Cloud Director App Launchpad (ALP)

CSE 3.1.2 has additionally been included with a brand new command choice to power delete clusters and its related assets which weren’t absolutely created and have been left in an unremovable state. Know extra about the way to use the command right here.


Obtain the CSE 3.1.2 plug-in

CSE 3.1.2 Launch Notes

Technical Overview of CSE 3.1.2

Upgrading to CSE 3.1.2 will assist cloud suppliers to equip their prospects with prolonged kubernetes capabilities and the long run innovation prospects that may be delivered to their portfolio.