July 28, 2023

Tanzu What’s New - July 28 2023 Edition

This week, Tanzu product team brought thrilling news! Now you can leverage the general availability (GA) of TAP 1.6.1 and the July updates for Tanzu Mission Control (TMC). Get ahead of the game with the knowledge base (KB) articles highlighting known issues and their respective solutions. To take your understanding of TMC self-managed capabilities one step further, read Alex’s blog for a comprehensive End-to-End guide. Dive into the TMC product page to explore the quick start guide and its architecture. TAS enables you to take advantage of the Spring Runtime Support. Get the golden opportunity to learn more about Tanzu Fundamentals! And if this weren't enough, attend the biggest event of the year - the VMware Explore 2023 in Las Vegas. Don't hesitate - start packing and experience the awesomeness!

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"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." — Winston Churchill

Check out Tanzu Product releases for this week with release notes and relevant links for more information.
New GA TAP version 1.6!!!! - Boost Platform Developer and Engineering Experience, Enhance enterprise security, streamline software supply chains, and much more

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VMware Tanzu Operations Manager (OpsMan)
These releases include new versions of BOSH DNS, System Metrics, which will cause all VMs to redeploy.



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VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS)
Feature Improvements and Bug Fixes



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VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs[Windows] (TASW)
Check Release notes for Component version details



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VMware Tanzu Application Platform (TAP) 
New Features, Breaking Changes and Resolved issues

New GA


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New features
Breaking changes
Resolved issues

SaaS Product Release Updates
Tanzu Mission Control (TMC)
Added support for Kubernetes 1.26 clusters and deprecated support for Kubernetes 1.22
Added support for lifecycle management of Azure AKS clusters
Added cluster group support for registry secrets

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July Updates

July 21 Updates
July 24 Updates
July 27 Updates

Updated Product Page

VMware Data Solutions
VMware Greenplum®
Includes fix for segment hang in Data Flow



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VMware™ RabbitMQ® for Kubernetes
Open-source RabbitMQ 3.12.2 Changes, Core server bug fixes and CLI tool enhancements



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Other Releases
Spring Cloud Services for VMware Tanzu
Resolves Service Registry issue and Updates minor stemcell version



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VMware Tanzu Build Service (TBS)
Check New features and breaking changes



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Isolation Segment (ISO)
Check Release notes for Component versions and  Fixed issues



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VMware Tanzu Support Hub
How to Update your Profile Settings in Tanzu Support Hub - This article will provide detailed steps and information on configuring and updating your profile account setting within the VMware Tanzu Support Hub portal.

VMware Tanzu Operations Manager - HealthWatch
Healthwatch2 keeps throwing TanzuSLOCanaryAppErrorBudget alert though Canary apps are running well - Healthwatch2 keeps throwing TanzuSLOCanaryAppErrorBudget alert even though Canary apps are configured and running well.  Check article for more details.

VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS)
TAS VM missing and cannot be updated due to detatched state - When running bosh vms, it may be observed that there is an instance of a VM missing. Usually an Apply Changes or BOSH cck would recover this missing VM, but in this case these operations don't pick up on this. Check resolution in the article.
Understanding Application Log Limit Changes Starting in TAS v3.0 - This KB article aims to raise awareness on the changes to the log limiting feature starting in Tanzu Application Service (TAS) v3.0.
"View in App Metrics" option not available on Apps Manager due to "unsafe legacy renegotiation" error with search-server application - The "View in App Metrics" option is not shown on Apps Manager for application overview though "App Metrics" tile is installed on the foundation.
Windows containers are created in a different network overlay from TAS network overlay - This article discusses why Windows containers are created in a different network overlay from TAS network overlay.  

VMware Tanzu Application Platform (TAP)
Install Cluster Essentials on Kubernetes cluster for TAP installation failed to pull and unpack image with 401 Unauthorized - While trying to install Cluster Essentials on Kubernetes cluster following the doc Deploying Cluster Essentials. However, they failed at the step run install.sh with an error message. 

VMware vSphere 7.0 with Tanzu
vCenter task "Download plug-in" keeps failing for 'VMware TKG plugin' with status code 502 (91216) - The KB should shed some light on the TKG plugin functionality, and help renew its TLS certificate.

beyondelastic.com  - Alexander Ullah’s blog
About Alex  Alexander Ullah, currently works as a Senior Lead Solution Engineer for Kubernetes at VMware. He would like to demonstrate new technologies, products, and solutions, mainly in the cloud-native space. He has written many Tanzu  and K8 blogs. Sharing the recent blog on TMC end to end implementation which is very detailed. 
TMC Self-Managed E2E Implementation Guide - TMC Self-Managed comes as a Tanzu Package, can be installed on-prem, and does not require internet connectivity. This blog demonstrates how to deploy it with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) in a fully air-gapped environment.

Tanzu Mission Control (TMC)   Updated Product Page for Tanzu Mission Control
Exciting news for all Kubernetes enthusiasts! - VMware has just released a QuickStart guide for Tanzu Mission Control Self-Managed 
Start your journey with Tanzu Mission Control today! - Many thanks to Christian Renaud, Corey Dinkens, Kenny Coleman and many others for taking a lot of the best practices out there and making this guide super easy to follow. 

  • This guide is perfect for those who want to test Tanzu Mission Control in their lab/test environment.
  • The guide provides a step-by-step process to install Tanzu Mission Control with minimal requirements.
  • This is a game-changer for organizations where SaaS services are restricted or for those who need complete application control.
  • The guide covers everything from prerequisites to installation and configuration. It even includes instructions for creating a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster and installing Tanzu packages on vSphere with Tanzu. 

Installing and Running VMware Tanzu Mission Control Self-Managed - This publication describes how to install and configure Tanzu Mission Control Self-Managed. This architecture shows a typical Tanzu Mission Control Self-Managed installation.


Tanzu Talk
Tanzu TalkManage K8s Clusters Anywhere, From Anywhere with TMC - (Podcast) Podcast with Michael Coté & Corey Dinkens discuss about the most recent version can now run on-premises, meaning those who can't run it as a public SaaS now can run Tanzu Mission Control wherever they like, on or off the Internet.

VMware Tanzu Application Services for VM (TAS)
VMware Tanzu Application Service Delivers Exceptional Value with Extended Spring Runtime Support  - (Blog) Nick K VMware Spring Runtime is available for stand-alone purchase, as well as bundled within VMware Tanzu Application Service and Azure Spring Apps Enterprise at no extra cost.

VMWare Tanzu
Understanding Golden Paths – VMware Tanzu Fundamentals - If a team can stay on the Golden Path, it allows the development process to proceed more smoothly. Golden Paths enable organizations to build better software and deliver it to production faster, with higher quality and greater control. Resourceful Blog on Golden Path

VMware Tanzu Mission Control (TMC)
Aug 1 - A Secure Kubernetes Control Plane for Air-Gapped Environments and Sovereign Clouds - In this session, you'll see how VMware continues to support highly regulated customers by expanding its VMware Tanzu portfolio to offer a self-managed deployment model of Tanzu Mission Control.

VMware Data Solutions
Aug 3 - Unlock the True Potential of Your Data Management Strategy with VMware GemFire - Join us for an enlightening webinar as we unveil the unparalleled capabilities of VMware GemFire in handling critical systems of record use cases. 

General/App Modernization
Jul 26 - How to Simplify Public Cloud Governance: Automation for Policy Enforcement - Learn how to scale governance in multi-cloud environments. 

VMware Explore 2023 Las Vegas - Aug 21-24 Just a month to go!!!!
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 this 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. July 2023 Updates are now available for TKG, TMC, TAS and TKGI  - New !!!!
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Sr. Digital Content Manager - Tanzu Customer Success

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