This course provides administrators and operators with the theoretical understanding and hands-on experience needed to manually install and manage VMware Enterprise PKS. The course begins with an introduction to BOSH and how to use it. This builds the foundation for installing Ops Manager and VMware Enterprise PKS.

Students experience how Operations Manager and BOSH are used to operate PKS through hands-on lab exercises. Furthermore, students will create and manage individual Kubernetes clusters via PKS and then deploy an application to a container. Lab work is completed using Google Cloud Platform, and concepts can be generalized to using PKS in any IaaS.

PKS Fundamentals prepares students to work productively with Pivots in a Platform Dojo, or to join an experienced platform team that has already completed a Platform Dojo with Pivotal.

Who should attend

  • Platform Engineers responsible for the creation, configuration, and updates of PKS and associated products


  • Google account (can be Gmail)
  • Network access to Google Cloud Platform
  • Chrome or Firefox
  • Experience using the Linux command line interface
  • Permission to install software
  • Knowledge of YAML, basic IaaS, and container concepts is preferred, but not required

What you'll learn

Upon completion of this course, students will have experience with:

  • Understanding a BOSH release and how a BOSH deployment is used
  • Understanding the BOSH architecture and how it enables VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Understanding the VMware Enterprise PKS architecture and how it impacts developers
  • Installing VMware Enterprise PKS
  • Harbor
  • Helm
  • Using BOSH to explore, troubleshoot and deploy releases
  • Kubernetes
  • Operations Manager
  • Deploying a sample application to Kubernetes

Course details

This class may be taken live online.


Four days

Training brief

Upcoming sessions

July 27, 2020 - Live Online - US
August 10, 2020 - Live Online
September 28, 2020 - Live Online

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