March 15, 2024

Tanzu What’s New - Mar 15,2024 Edition

Get ready for an action-packed week! We're excited to announce the release of VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI) 1.17.4, alongside updates for TAP, Spring Cloud Service, and TMC Patch Updates. Plus, introducing VMware Postgres for TAS 1.1.1 with exciting new features.Discover expert insights and resolutions in our Knowledge articles. Learn to deploy open-source software from the Tanzu Application Catalog in air-gapped environments. Join our Cloud Foundry Weeklies Series with Nick and Nicky for deep dives into VMware Tanzu and Cloud Foundry.And mark your calendars for KubeCon and Cloud NativeCon Europe 2024! Don't miss our enriching Spring Webinar. Let's make this week extraordinary!


"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain

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

Product Name Version Release Date Related Links
VMware Tanzu Application Platform (TAP)
This release has the following security fixes, listed by component and area. Check Release Notes for details.
2024-03-12 Release Notes
Release Notes
Release Notes
Release Notes
VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI)
Check Release Notes and links for more info on resolved security issue and component version details
1.17.4 2024-03-06 Release Notes

Spring Cloud Services for VMware Tanzu 

This release includes enhancements and changes, Security Fixes and Dependency Upgrades. Check Release Notes for details.

3.2.3 2024-03-13 Release Notes
SaaS Product Release Updates
Tanzu Mission Control (TMC)
- Updated FluxCD version for continuous delivery and Helm capabilities 
- Updated support for Tanzu Application Platform versions
- Updated Velero to version 1.12.3
- Added support for ability to edit a recurring backup schedule
- Added option to force the deletion of a backup
Patch Release

March Updates March 5th Update
March 4th Update

Tanzu Data Solutions
VMware Postgres for VMware Tanzu® Application Service™
Check Release Notes for new feature and Security fix and resolved issue details





Release Notes
Other Releases
API portal for VMware Tanzu
Check Release notes for details

Release Notes
BOSH Backup and Restore
Check Release notes for Maintenance Changes and Dependencies
Release Notes

Check out the troubleshooting Tips and Resolutions on various Tanzu Products. This section is a great resource for you to bookmark and quickly prevent issues before pushing applications to Production.

VMware Tanzu Application Platform (TAP)
Seeing "No auth provider available for '', see" error when generating the accelerator on Tanzu Developer Portal - This is a known issue happening in current TAP versions and will be fixed in TAP 1.8.2. 

The challenge is in pending status with an error "failed to change Route 53 record set: WebIdentityErr: failed to retrieve credentials" - When referencing Creating-an-issuer-or-clusterissuer - Route53, it's necessary to configure an IAM Role and the trust policy.  Check the article for the configuration details.

VMware Tanzu Application Service (TAS)
Cloud controller requests. Outstanding metric is stuck - There is a known behavior with cloud_controller when stopped/killed in the middle of handling requests this metric would get stuck. Check the article for resolution details.

Utilizing credhub for ipsec certificates - How can I utilize Credhub for the IPSec bosh addon's certificates?. Check the article for instructions and steps.

NCP on Diego database fails at pre-start due to "vmware_nsxlib.v3.exceptions.ServiceClusterUnavailable- During NCP pre-start, it will create pre-configured ipblocks and ippools if they do not exist on NSX-T yet. Check the article for details on the checklist.

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG)
Procedure below provides the reasons and the steps how to preserve the Client IP when passing between the AVI and contour to the endpoint (96894) - When TKGm is configured with AVI and contour package, Some applications require to have information about the client who is reaching the endpoint. To enable proxy protocol on both AVI and contour, the steps are outlined in this article. 

Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster Upgrade Stuck - EtcdMemberHealthy condition is unknown (96695) - Tanzu Kubernetes Grid uses an open source component called ClusterAPI (CAPI). On the Management cluster, if the controller cannot get etcd status then it will not proceed and the reconcile and the control planes will be stalled indefinitely. Check the article for details on resolution.

VMware Tanzu Application Catalog
Demo: Deploying open source software from Tanzu Application Catalog in Air-gapped Environments - (Video) Learn how you can use our open source tool - Charts-syncer, to deploy open source software from Tanzu Application Catalog in air-gapped environments in this demo.

VMware Tanzu Application Platform (TAP) and VMware Tanzu Data Solutions
Cross-cloud MLOps with Tanzu Application Platform and VMware Data Solutions: A 4-Minute Primer - (Blog) Omotola Awofolu Tanzu Application Platform (TAP) can be leveraged as a central hub for deploying and managing MLOps tools, pipelines, and artifacts across teams. Stay tuned for a new blog series which will cover a deeper dive of the many possibilities of cross-cloud AI with TAP and VMware Data Solutions, from standard MLOps to LLMOps.

VMware Tanzu Application Service (TAS)
Cloud Foundry Weeklies Series  -  Subscribe  | RSS Feed
Cloud Foundry Weekly Series - YouTube Stream - (Video) Cloud Foundry Weekly deep dives into various aspects of the Cloud Foundry ecosystem. Join Nick and Nicky as they interview special guests from the community and deep dive into special features within the VMware Tanzu and Cloud Foundry ecosystem.

Upcoming Events and Webinars sorted in Date order below for your convenience with relevant links and information for you to not miss these key happenings.
KubeCon and Cloud NativeCon Europe 2024
March 19 - March 22 - Schedule  The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Paris, France from 19-22 March, 2024.  

Spring Webinar
March 20 - Spring Boot 3 & Beyond - Join us for an insightful webinar as we delve into the transformative power of Spring, one of the world's leading application frameworks for enterprise-level Java development.

Tanzu What's New Series - Landing page  - Weekly Tanzu digest on Tanzu product Releases, KB Articles, Success Stories, Updates, Blogs, Videos & More. RSS feed is also available.
Tanzu Customer Newsletters - Monthly Product Feature Updates, Demos, Office Hours, Tips, Announcements. RSS Feed is also available.  

Tanzu Academy - An on-demand, comprehensive learning hub for platform and application operators to become experts at achieving meaningful outcomes with Tanzu products.
Spring Academy - Begin or advance your mastery of Spring with hands-on courses created by experts.

Tanzu Fundamentals (Videos)
Tanzu Learning Resources
Tanzu Courses
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Thanks and Regards,
Aruna Srinivasan (She/Her)
Client Services Consultant - Tanzu Customer Success


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