There’s a couple of different methods to fully bootstrap a Kubernetes cluster using Cluster-API (CAPI). One is to use the newly defined ClusterResourceSet, which enables you to define a configmap on the management cluster, this is then applied to the tenant cluster as a resource. It’s a very effective method, the two blogs I’ve seen on this recently are Sam Perrin’s blog for the CAPV provider (vSphere) and Scott Lowe’s blog for the CAPA provider (AWS).
As the title suggests, there are changes ahead for me. Both the company I work for and my primary technology focus will be changing. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the previous two years at Xtravirt, working with some of the brightest people in the VMware community. My highlights over the last couple of years are: Been accepted into the vExpert community Achieved a VCAP, which was a fairly long standing goal Learned a lot about consultancy, vRealize, Tanzu and Kubernetes Why the Change?
Disclaimer: These are my notes from taking the 2V0-31.20 exam. If something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out. Having seen the lay of the land at work, it seems I’ll be doing a fair bit of vRA this year, so it’s time to wrap up an old goal and get the VCAP-CMA Deploy (freshly updated for vRA 8.x). Unfortunately I need to update my VCP-CMA to fulfill the pre-requisites for that exam.