August 04, 2023

Tanzu What’s New - August 4 , 2023 Edition

This week The Tanzu product team proudly presents TKG 2.3.0 and TKGI 1.17.0, with amazing updates and features that you won't want to miss. Our product experts have crafted a suite of troubleshooting KB articles to ensure your success with Tanzu. Scott brings the much-anticipated TAP on Tanzu Application Platform 1.6 series in this week's TechBlog. Plus, join us for the new Spring on Tanzu video series and watch the highest pre-attended MultiCloud Livestream on Kubernetes Management. Get ready for your successful Tanzu journey and don't miss our experts at VMware Explore 2023 in Las Vegas!

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Check out Tanzu Product releases for this week with release notes and relevant links for more information. 

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Related Links

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG)
New distribution mechanism for Tanzu CLI  and more details in Release Notes



Release Notes
New features
Product Snapshot
Behavior Changes

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI)
In-Tree vSphere Storage Volume Support, removal of some APIs from Kubernetes 1.26 and more details in Release Notes




Release Notes
Product Snapshot
Breaking Changes
Features and Enhancements
Resolved Issues

Other Releases
Single Sign-On for TAS (SSO)
Includes maintenance changes on cflinux stack. Check Release Notes for details.



Release Notes

VMware Tanzu Operations Manager (OpsMan)
Review Pending Changes on OpsMan shows error "AWS was not able to validate the provided access credentials" - When the customer accesses Ops Manager and attempts to execute an Apply Changes, the UI shows errors when trying to validate AWS credentials. This can be caused by the Ops Manager VM time being out of sync.

VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS)
How to clean up task queue for scheduled app tasks in CCDB - If you use the Scheduler to schedule tasks for an app, and those tasks are frequent, such as every minute, the number of Completed tasks can build up to a large number (<45,000).

How to get into an App Container manually with Garden-RunC backend - Due to security reasons, some customers do not allow SSH access to app containers via the `cf ssh` command. This article covers a backdoor method for getting into a container on a Diego cell for troubleshooting purpose.

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG)
TKG management cluster not able to connect to vCenter after vCenter cert or thumbprint change (90489) - This is caused because the vCenter certificate thumbprint has changed and not been updated on the TKG management cluster objects and/or in the workload cluster object's metadata.

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI)
Telegraf metric-sink pods crash with Back-off pulling image error after upgrading TKGi (93642) -This is a known issue where the Telegraf pods cannot be updated to use the new Telegraf image after the TKGI upgrade, due to an error on the metric-controller failing to update the Telegraf role/rolebinding/deployment.  - Scott Rosenberg’s blog
About Scott  Scott currently holds the prestigious position of Lead Architect in the CTO Office at TeraSky. His expertise spans from traditional legacy data centers to innovative public cloud technologies and the cloud native ecosystem. Specializing in bridging the gap for customers, Scott eases their transition into the new era of digital transformation. . He has written many TAP Blogs  and TKG Blogs.  Recently Scott wrote a series of TAP blogs about TAP 1.6 and improvements. Will feature a few topics and for the rest you can check out his blog page.

Tanzu TechZone featured his TAP 1.6 series of blogs below:

Rest of the TAP 1.6 topics you can find them on Tanzu TechZone as well on his

VMware Tanzu
Cloud Native Security Must Go Beyond the Perimeter - (Blog) Darin Zook & Rita Manachi. discuss how VMware is embedding security-enhancing features in our flagship VMware Tanzu and Aria offerings.  

Spring on Tanzu Video Series
Explore Spring Application Architecture with Tanzu Application Platform: A Series  - (Blog) - This is an ongoing series of videos and blog posts exploring development and deployment of Spring applications on the VMware Tanzu platform. Content will be added and updated over time as the series production progresses.

 Part 1 - Spring Application Architecture

  • Reference Application Demo -  (Video) Demo of Where For Dinner reference application used throughout the series, as well as a description of the functional use case it solves
  • Microservices and Spring Boot - (Video) Overview of the microservices that comprise the Where For Dinner reference application and how Spring Boot enables rapid development of microservices including an introduction to Spring Boot autoconfiguration.
  • Application Configuration - (Video) Exploration of how Spring abstracts applications from configuration data sources and how Spring application components are discovered, configured, and composed.

More on TAP coming soon , Watch this series

VMware Tanzu Application Platform (TAP)
Aug 9 - [APJ] What's new with VMware Tanzu Application Platform - In this interactive webinar, we'll dive into the exciting new features of VMware Tanzu Application Platform that help elevate your developer and platform engineering capabilities to the next level.

VMware Data Solutions
Aug 10 - Building Data Resilience with Greenplum Disaster Recovery - Join our enlightening webinar on “Greenplum Disaster Recovery: Building Data Resilience,” where our team of experts will guide you through the intricacies of creating a comprehensive and agile disaster recovery strategy for your Greenplum clusters. 

MultiCloud Expedition - Live Stream Series
Aug 21 and Aug 23 - The Multi-Cloud Expedition Episodes 8 & 9 – Live from VMware Explore Las Vegas: Top 10 Multi-Cloud Challenges -  Do not miss this.  If you have missed the past episodes , check out the blogs here.  Highlighting the most recent one for you to catch up below.

  • July 26: Simplified Kubernetes Management (Blog) Video Link  LinkedIn Live Link Discussion included automating Kubernetes platform operations with Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations to enable outcomes including operational efficiency, choice of clusters with safeguards, enterprise security, plus scalability and resilience. This was one of our highest pre-attended episode.

VMware Explore 2023 Las Vegas - Aug 21-24  in a few days!!!!! Check out the Curated Compiled session information for your convenience
Looking for #VMwareTanzu specific sessions at #VMwareExplore? Here you go!!
Explore TAP | Explore-TKO | Explore-TKG | Explore-TMC | Explore-TAS | VMware Data Sessions |  Tanzu TechZone Compilation on VMware Explore Sessions


Looking for Sessions Specific for Develop, Operate, Optimize
DevEx with Golden Paths | Application Runtime | Governance & Continuous Improvement  

VMware Explore 2023 - VMware on VMware Speakers - lookout for these amazing VMware on VMware speakers. 
Join us at VMware Explore 2023 in Las Vegas |  Barcelona VMware Explore 2023 Nov 6 - 9 Details | Early Bird Registration for EMEA | SpringOne@Explore | Spring One@Explore FAQ | Related VMware Explore Blog

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Tanzu Customer Newsletters - Monthly Product Feature Updates, Demos, Office Hours, Tips, Announcements. Catchup on July 2023 Updates for TKG, TMC,TAS and TKGI
Tanzu Academy - An on-demand, comprehensive learning hub for platform and application operators to become experts at achieving meaningful outcomes with Tanzu products.
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Aruna Srinivasan (She/Her)
Sr. Digital Content Manager - Tanzu Customer Success

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