VMware Tanzu provides a full stack of capabilities for modernizing your applications and infrastructure to continuously deliver better software to production. The VMware Tanzu portfolio simplifies multi-cloud operations, and allows developers to easily access the resources they need to build modern applications.

VMware Tanzu allows you to containerize your workloads to run in the cloud, while increasing security and manageability. You can refactor existing software to be delivered continuously and resiliently. You run and manage your applications consistently everywhere, on a secure and scalable infrastructure with a conformant Kubernetes runtime. You can get VMware Tanzu either in the form of one of the VMware Tanzu Editions, or by selecting from the individual products to meet your requirements.

VMware Tanzu Reference Architecture

The VMware Tanzu Reference Architecture documents provide information about different deployment configurations for VMware Tanzu.

VMware Tanzu Editions Docs

VMware Tanzu is available in different editions, that get you started with Kubernetes in vSphere, allow you to run Kubernetes workloads across different cloud providers, or enable you to create an enterprise-grade environment for application deployment.

VMware Tanzu Editions

Each edition inherits the components of the edition that precedes it. So, VMware Tanzu Standard Edition includes all of the components of VMware Tanzu Basic Edition, and VMware Tanzu Advanced includes all of the components of VMware Tanzu Standard Edition and VMware Tanzu Basic Edition. All editions are built upon the foundation of VMware Tanzu Community Edition.

VMware Tanzu Community Edition Documentation

VMware Tanzu Community Edition is a full-featured, easy to manage Kubernetes platform for learners and users. It is a freely available, community supported, open source distribution of VMware Tanzu that can be installed and configured in minutes on your local workstation with Docker or on vSphere, AWS, or Microsoft Azure. For more information, see the VMware Tanzu Community Edition documentation.

VMware Tanzu Basic Edition Documentation

With VMware Tanzu Basic Edition you can embed Kubernetes in vSphere 7, or deploy your own management cluster on vSphere 6.7U3 or vSphere 7. The table below contains links to the documentation for the different components of VMware Tanzu Basic Edition.

Capability

Product Documentation

Kubernetes Runtime

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service in vSphere with Tanzu on vSphere 7

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on vSphere 6.7U3 or vSphere 7

Observability

Logs and metrics forwarding provided by the Fluent Bit package supplied with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

Networking

Load balancing service provided by VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer Essentials

Container Networking with Antrea CNI built in to Tanzu Kubernetes clusters, with Calico as an optional alternative

Image Management

Harbor Registry provided by the Harbor package supplied with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

vSphere Registry Service, with NSX-T Data Center

VMware Tanzu Standard Edition Documentation

VMware Tanzu Standard Edition is for organizations that want to operate a Kubernetes-based container solution across vSphere 6.7U3, vSphere 7, Amazon EC2, and Microsoft Azure. VMware Tanzu Standard Edition allows you to operate one distribution anywhere and gain consistent management over all your Kubernetes clusters. The table below contains links to the documentation for the different components of VMware Tanzu Standard Edition.

Capability

Product Documentation

Deployment

See the VMware Tanzu Editions Reference Architecture for information about different deployment configurations

Management

Consistent management over all your Kubernetes clusters, global observability, common configuration control and centralized data protection across any environment with VMware Tanzu Mission Control Standard

Kubernetes Runtime

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service in vSphere with Tanzu on vSphere 7

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on vSphere 6.7U3 or vSphere 7, AWS, or Microsoft Azure

Observability

Logs and metrics forwarding, and platform monitoring and alerting, provided by the Fluent Bit, Prometheus, and Grafana packages supplied by VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

Networking

Load balancing service provided by VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer Essentials

Container Networking with Antrea CNI built in to Tanzu Kubernetes clusters, with Calico as an optional alternative

Image Management

Harbor Registry provided by the Harbor package supplied with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

vSphere Registry Service (with NSX-T Data Center)

VMware Tanzu Advanced Documentation

VMware Tanzu Advanced Edition simplifies and secures the container life cycle, enabling teams to accelerate the delivery of modern apps at scale across clouds. It adds a comprehensive global control plane with observability and service mesh, advanced load balancing, and developer enablement in terms of frameworks, data services, an image catalog, and automated build. The table below contains links to the documentation for the different components of VMware Tanzu Advanced Edition.

Capability

Product Documentation

Deployment

See an overview of the components in VMware Tanzu Advanced, and how to deploy and configure VMware Tanzu Advanced Edition in Deploy and Configure VMware Tanzu Advanced Edition

See the VMware Tanzu Editions Reference Architecture for information about different deployment configurations

Management

Consistent management over all your Kubernetes clusters, global observability, common configuration control and centralized data protection across any environment with VMware Tanzu Mission Control Advanced

Kubernetes Runtime

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service in vSphere with Tanzu on vSphere 7

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on vSphere 6.7U3 or vSphere 7, AWS, or Microsoft Azure

Observability

High-performance alerting and streaming analytics with metrics, histograms, and traces/spans provided by VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront

Logs and metrics forwarding, and platform monitoring and alerting, provided by the Fluent Bit, Prometheus, and Grafana packages supplied by VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

Networking

Enterprise-class service mesh for consistent control and security for microservices, end users, and data provided by VMware Tanzu Service Mesh

Advanced load balancing service provided by VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer Enterprise

Container Networking with Antrea CNI built in to Tanzu Kubernetes clusters, with Calico as an optional alternative

Container Build

Turn application source code into container images with VMware Tanzu Build Service

Developer Framework

Deploy streaming and batch data pipelines to Kubernetes with the VMware Spring Runtime

Image Management

Select from a customizable catalog of open source software images that is continuously maintained and verifiably tested for use in production environments with VMware Application Catalog

Harbor Registry, provided by the Harbor package supplied with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

vSphere Registry Service (with NSX-T Data Center)

Data Services

Run dedicated MySQL and Postgres instances on Kubernetes with VMware Tanzu SQL

VMware Tanzu for Operators Docs

The VMware Tanzu portfolio includes a set of products and services for cloud infrastructure administrators and operators, to allow you to create and manage your Kubernetes environment across multiple platforms.

Capability

Product Documentation

Manage, observe, configure, control, and protect all your of Kubernetes clusters across any environment

VMware Tanzu Mission Control

Embed Kubernetes in vSphere 7

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service

Deploy Kubernetes-based container solutions across vSphere 6.7U3, vSphere 7, Amazon EC2, and Microsoft Azure

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

Create an enterprise-class service mesh for consistent control and security for microservices, end users, and data

VMware Tanzu Service Mesh

Obtain high-performance alerting and streaming analytics with metrics, histograms, and traces/spans

VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront

Provision, operate, and manage enterprise-grade Kubernetes clusters using BOSH and Ops Manager

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition

VMware Tanzu for Developers Docs

Application developers can use tools and services from the VMware Tanzu portfolio to build, containerize, and deploy modern applications across multiple clouds.

Capability

Deploy streaming and batch data pipelines to Kubernetes

VMware Spring Runtime

Turn application source code into container images

VMware Tanzu Build Service

Select from a customizable catalog of maintained and verifiably tested open source software images

VMware Application Catalog

Deploy new code into production and run microservices across clouds

VMware Tanzu Application Service

VMware Tanzu Data Services Docs

The Tanzu Data Services offer on-demand caching, messaging, and database software for development teams building modern applications.

Capability

Product Documentation

Provision and automate management of PostgreSQL and MySQL databases on vSphere infrastructure

Data Management for VMware Tanzu

Create continuously available apps with high-performance caching

VMware Tanzu Gemfire

Implement massively parallel processing for next-generation data warehousing and large-scale analytics processing

VMware Tanzu Greenplum

Scale applications with self-service, highly automated messaging and streaming

VMware Tanzu RabbitMQ

Run dedicated MySQL and Postgres instances on Kubernetes

VMware Tanzu SQL

Use the VMware Tanzu Docs

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Learn More About VMware Tanzu and Kubernetes

In addition to the user docs, VMware creates a wide array of other VMware Tanzu content and resources to help you with your VMware Tanzu deployments and with application development with VMware Tanzu.

  • Discover and learn about Kubernetes by taking Kubernetes training courses at the KubeAcademy from VMware.

  • Visit the VMware Tanzu Developer Center for blogs, whitepapers, getting started guides, code samples, and other developer resources, contributed by both VMware and by the community.

  • Search Knowledge Base articles for troubleshooting and tips for VMware Tanzu products.

  • Get technical guidance about VMware Tanzu deployments in the VMware Tech Zone.

  • Find VMware Tanzu code samples, tips, and community contributions on VMware {code}.

Find VMware Tanzu Solution Briefs, Testimonials and Demos

For further information about the capabilities of the VMware Tanzu portfolio, visit the VMware Tanzu home page and the product page for each individual VMware Tanzu capability, edition, or product.

VMware Tanzu Editions

VMware Tanzu Ops

VMware Tanzu Dev

VMware Tanzu Data

VMware Tanzu Overview

VMware Tanzu Basic Edition

VMware Tanzu Standard Edition

VMware Tanzu Advanced Edition

VMware Tanzu Ops Overview

VMware Tanzu Mission Control

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service

VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront

VMware Tanzu Service Mesh

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer Essentials

VMware Tanzu Dev Overview

VMware Tanzu Application Service

VMware Tanzu Build Service

VMware Application Catalog

VMware Spring Runtime

Container Networking with Antrea

VMware Tanzu Data Services Overview

VMware Tanzu Greenplum

VMware Tanzu GemFire

VMware Tanzu SQL

VMware Tanzu RabbitMQ

Explore VMware Tanzu Videos and Podcasts

Learn about how VMware Tanzu helps you to create a Kubernetes development and deployment platform by browsing the library of videos on the VMware Tanzu and VMware Cloud Native Apps YouTube channels, as well as on Twitch. Also, tune into VMware Tanzu broadcasts:

  • Watch live and recorded demos, webinars, and regular episodes of Tanzu Tuesdays on Tanzu.TV!

  • Listen to the regular Tanzu Talk Podcasts!

Stay Up to Date with VMware Tanzu News

VMware posts regularly about VMware Tanzu products, product releases, and events on the VMware Tanzu Blog. You can find more news and articles on the VMware Cloud Blog.

You can also follow VMware Tanzu on Twitter and Facebook.

Posts provide information about how customers are using VMware Tanzu products, including best practices and design principles, as well as the latest news about running Kubernetes and open source technology on VMware, and managing your VMware Tanzu deployments.

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