This 4-day course provides administrators and operators with the theoretical understanding and hands-on experience needed to manually install and manage VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI) - formerly known as Pivotal Container Service (PKS). The course begins with an introduction to BOSH and how to use it. This builds the foundation for installing Ops Manager and the VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI).

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


  • Google account (can be Gmail)
  • Network access to Google Cloud Platform
  • Chrome or Firefox
  • Experience using the Linux command line interface
  • 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:

  • Understand a BOSH release and how a BOSH deployment is used
  • Understand the BOSH architecture and how it enables VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI)
  • Understand the VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition architecture and how it impacts developers
  • Install VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition
  • Harbor
  • Helm
  • Use BOSH to explore, troubleshoot and deploy releases
  • Kubernetes
  • Operations Manager
  • Deploying a sample application to Kubernetes

Course details

Instructor-led class
This class may be taken live online.


Four days

Training brief

Upcoming sessions

September 28, 2020 - Live Online - US

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