November 03, 2023

Tanzu What’s New - Nov 3, 2023 Edition

TKGI 1.18 release brings exciting features and changes, TMC now supports Tanzu Application Platform deploy, deploy Harbor across zones with our guide, VMware Application Catalog gets a new look, and our experts have cool demos on Tanzu Mission Control. Join us at VMware Explore Barcelona for must-see events and sessions.

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TKGI 1.18 release brings exciting features and changes, TMC now supports Tanzu Application Platform deploy, deploy Harbor across zones with our guide, VMware Application Catalog gets a new look, and our experts have cool demos on Tanzu Mission Control. Join us at VMware Explore Barcelona for must-see events and sessions.

"The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow." - Robert Tew

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

Product Name


Release Date

Related Links

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI)
This release includes breaking changes, features , enhancements and fixes. Flannel Support and GCP support deprecated.



Release Notes
Breaking Changes
Features and Enhancements
Resolved Issues

SaaS Product Release Updates
Tanzu Mission Control (TMC)

  Added support for deploying Tanzu Application Platform solution

Patch Release


October Updates

Oct 31 Update

Other Releases
Spring Cloud Gateway for Kubernetes
Release Notes has details on addressed issues.



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 Service for VMs (TAS)
Missing Credentials error when uaa client has a blank password - UAA version 76.23.0 introduced a regression that causes password token grant to fail if the client’s password is blank. Check KB article for workaround and fix details.  

VMware vSphere 8.0 with Tanzu
How to Deploy Harbor Across Zones (95402) - This article details how to equally distribute Harbor Registry deployment pods across three Zones, with one of each pod type for the Harbor deployment (Registry, Trivy, Core, Portal, Jobservice, Exporter) residing on each of the three Zones.

TKGS Cluster stuck in upgrading state with error spec.kubeadmConfigSpec.mounts: Forbidden: cannot be modified (88275)  - The mounts field in the Control Plane KCP is immutable, causing the TKG controller manager to report errors when reconciling Guest Cluster Control Plane nodes.  Check the KB article for symptoms and impacts for this issue and resolution details. 

Spring Cloud Services for VMware Tanzu
Accessing config-server dashboard got "Whitelabel Error Page" - The config-server service instance is implemented by deploying an application called config-server. Check KB article to know more on this error and resolution details.

VMWare Tanzu Application Catalog
Name Change and latest Updates

Changed product name from VMware Application Catalog to VMware Tanzu Application Catalog. Note that this name change will not have any direct impact on the usage, pricing, or functionality of the product; nor will this change have any impact on the virtual machine-related capabilities of the product. The product will continue to have virtual-machine-related capabilities. 

October Updates to Supported Base Images Changelog - Release Notes

  • Debian 12 now available as a base image option
  • ARM support added for Red Hat UBI
  • Ubuntu 18 deprecated form the list of supported base OS

Applications Changelog - Release Notes

  • New applications including MLFlow, Tensorflow added to the catalog. - All things cloud-native
Viktor van den Berg, Senior Solution Engineer Application Platforms Tanzu at VMware. We have featured this blog already in our earlier updates. Check the latest blog on deploying Tanzu Application Platform (TAP) via Tanzu Mission Control (TMC). 

A First look at Installing Tanzu Application Platform through Tanzu Mission Control - As mentioned in Product New Releases section , The Oct 31st release notes of Tanzu Mission Control showed an intriguing feature: the ability to install Tanzu Application Platform (TAP) through Tanzu Mission Control (TMC). In this blog, our focus will be on installing TAP on a 1.26.5 based vSphere /w Tanzu cluster, running Ubuntu images.

VMware Tanzu Application Platform (TAP)
Tanzu Application Platform on VxRail with vSphere Availability Zones - (Blog) Ather J With Tanzu Application Platform on VxRail, you can build and deploy cloud native applications on Kubernetes on-premises that can be extended to any cloud. Check this blog for more details. 

Secure Software Supply Chain with Tanzu Application Platform and Tanzu Application Catalog - (Video) Eknath R In this video, Eknath Reddy demonstrates how your developers, working with VMware Tanzu Application Platform, can leverage VMware Tanzu Application Catalog to mitigate the supply chain risks posed by using open source software.

Tanzu Mission Control Demo Videos (TMC)
Corey D and Scott R
walk through a detailed video demo on Tanzu mission control on how to deploy applications or packages to clusters.

Dheeraj S demo Videos on how to create clusters via terraform , how to upgrade , manage and move clusters using Tanzu Mission Control.

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. 

VMware Explore 2023 Barcelona - Keynote
VMware Explore 2023 Barcelona - November 6 - 9, 2023 just around the corner!!!!

TAS "Know Before You Go" Guide for VMware Explore Barcelona

  • Add this Solution Keynote to your Agenda - Accelerate Application Delivery for Continuous Innovation - Nov 7th 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM CET -  will cover all the latest developments from VMware Tanzu. It will also demonstrate the journey of an app from inception to deployment. And between us, you’ll also have the chance to win a surprise giveaway!
  • We’re excited to host our TAS Customer Meet-Up/Happy Hour event on November 6th from 5-8pm CET  - TAS Users Meetup Registration 

Your Guide to VMware Tanzu at Explore 2023 in Barcelona - Take advantage of your visit to VMware Explore in Barcelona next week to load up on VMware Tanzu!

VMware Tanzu Sessions at VMware Explore 2023 in Barcelona: Curated Agendas (PDF)- These curated Tanzu session agendas highlight key sessions focused on a particular VMware Tanzu offering and should be a good starting point for your planning. Do check this out as each day sessions are listed out for your convenience. 

Do not miss out on other breakout sessions, meet the expert roundtables, and demo areas for you to experience. 

Kubecon / Cloud Native Con 2023 November 6 – 9, Chicago
Kubecon coming up Next | Schedule | Register
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Chicago, Illinois from November 6-9, 2023. Join our CNCF Graduated and Incubating Projects as the community gathers for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing. 

Spring Events
Nov 7 - Unlock the Value of Spring Boot 3 for Your App Portfolio - Join us to learn how your team can future-proof your applications and unlock the transformative power of Spring. 

VMware Data Solutions
Nov 8 - [EMEA] Optimizing Data Architecture with Samsung & VMware Greenplum - Join our informative webinar for a detailed review of a data architecture, crafted with Samsung's advanced storage solutions and VMware Greenplum's data processing capabilities. 

VMware Tanzu
Nov 14 - Accelerating Business Agility with VMware Tanzu: Unifying Application and Operations Platform Control Plane Services - Join us to learn what businesses are looking for to sustain and grow their digital business and how VMware Tanzu is unifying application and operations platform control plane services to drive business agility and accelerate the ability to develop, operate, and optimize any app on any cloud, at scale.
Nov 28 - VMware Application Catalog: Mitigating Open Source Software Supply Chain Risks - Join this webinar to learn how you can use VMware Application Catalog, the enterprise edition of Bitnami Application Catalog to Procure open source software,Security and compliance postures

Tanzu What's New Series - Landing page  - Weekly Tanzu digest on Tanzu product Releases, KB Articles, Success Stories, Updates, Blogs, Videos & More. VMware Tanzu Twitter and linked in features this weekly series as well.  Follow the page which is convenient to you.
Tanzu Customer Newsletters - Monthly Product Feature Updates, Demos, Office Hours, Tips, Announcements. October Newsletters for TAS , TKG , TMC , TKGI are now available.
Tanzu Academy - An on-demand, comprehensive learning hub for platform and application operators to become experts at achieving meaningful outcomes with Tanzu products.
Tanzu Fundamentals (Videos)
Tanzu Learning Resources
Tanzu Courses

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Thanks and Regards,
Aruna Srinivasan (She/Her)
Sr. Digital Content Manager - Tanzu Customer Success

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