As a DevOps engineer, you can deploy and manage the life cycle of
vSphere Pods within the resources boundaries of a namespace that is running on a Supervisor Cluster. You must have write permissions on a namespace to deploy vSphere Pods on it.
Authenticate to the Supervisor Cluster and Get Contexts After the vSphere admin provides you with the IP address of the Kubernetes control plane on the Supervisor Cluster, you can log in to the Supervisor Cluster and obtain the contexts to which you have access. Contexts correspond to the namespaces on the Supervisor Cluster.
Display Storage Classes in a Supervisor Namespace or Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster After a vSphere administrator creates a storage policy and assigns it to the Supervisor Namespace, the storage policy appears as a matching Kubernetes storage class in the namespace and any available Tanzu Kubernetes clusters. As a DevOps engineer, you can verify that the storage class is available.
Deploy an Application on a Namespace You can deploy an application on a namespace on a Supervisor Cluster. Once the application is deployed, the respective number of vSphere Pods are created on the Supervisor Cluster within the namespace.
Scale Up and Down an Application You can scale up and down the number of replicas for each application that is running on a Supervisor Cluster.
Push Images to a Namespace on the Registry Service You can push images from Docker to a project on Registry Service. Projects in Registry Service correspond to namespaces on a Supervisor Cluster on vSphere with Kubernetes.
Deploy an Application by Using an Image from Registry Service You can use images that are stored in Registry Service to deploy vSphere Pods in namespaces on the Supervisor Cluster.
Deploy a Stateful Application Stateful applications, for example databases, save data between sessions and require persistent storage to store the data. The retained data is called the application's state. You can later retrieve the data and use it in the next session. Kubernetes offers persistent volumes as objects capable of retaining their state and data.
Monitor Persistent Volumes When DevOps engineers deploy a stateful application with a persistent volume claim, vSphere with Kubernetes creates a persistent volume object and a matching persistent virtual disk. As a vSphere administrator, you can review details of the persistent volume in the vSphere Client. You can also monitor its storage compliance and health status.