VMware Tanzu Basic Edition

vSphere 7 with Tanzu Basic embeds Kubernetes in the vSphere control plane, addressing the needs of both operators and developers focused on off-the-shelf workloads.

Read the solution brief Why Kubernetes on vSphere

VMware Tanzu Basic simplifies operation of Kubernetes on-premises by putting cloud native constructs at the virtualization admin’s fingertips as part of vSphere 7. It delivers an open source-aligned Kubernetes distribution, packaged for the enterprise and delivered as part of your existing infrastructure to support application modernization.
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Tanzu Basic Capabilities

Kubernetes runtime

Turn on an enterprise-ready Kubernetes runtime through vSphere, including logging, registry, networking, storage, OS, and Cluster API-driven lifecycle management.

vSphere-specific capabilities

Access vSphere 7-specific capabilities, such as vSphere Pod service, Storage service and Registry Service (with NSX), plus Network service.

Optimal use of ecosystem projects

Work with the best open source projects to address key requirements for Kubernetes-based container management, including Harbor for image registry and Fluent Bit for monitoring.

Expert VMware support

Use supported software with complete confidence. Tanzu Basic includes open source projects supported by our expert customer services team.

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