VMware Cloud Director Container Service Extension [V4.0] Educational Course is Out Now

We are excited to announce the release of the VMware Cloud Director Container Service Extension [V4.0] Educational Course for Cloud Providers. This training course provides an in-depth overview of all the new features that have been released and the existing features that have been enhanced.

What is Container Service Extension (CSE)?

The Container Service Extension serves as a primary add-on for VMware Cloud Director (VCD), facilitating users in the creation and handling of Kubernetes (K8s) clusters. By introducing Kubernetes-as-a-Service (KaaS) to VCD, CSE generates tailored K8 templates, empowering users to effortlessly deploy and oversee fully operational Tanzu Kubernetes clusters provisioned by Cloud Director. This includes seamless integration with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated (TKGI) clusters.

Who should take this course?

Are you a cloud provider looking to master cutting-edge container technology and its seamless integration with VMware Cloud Director? Are you planning to introduce container technology to your environment and offer Kubernetes-as-a-Service (KaaS) to your esteemed customers? Even if you are new to this technology, worry not; this course is designed to accommodate learners with basic Kubernetes knowledge, enabling you to unlock its potential and excel in the realm of cloud services. Embrace the future of cloud computing with confidence and embark on this transformative learning journey.

What can I expect from this course?

For a comprehensive understanding of its features, the plug-in introduces a new service provider persona workflow, enabling users to manage the life cycle of clusters effectively. It provides a user-friendly multi-node control plane UI, allowing the creation of clusters with custom-sized nodes and support for pre-installing Tanzu core packages. Moreover, the plug-in offers GPU support, localization options, and HA deployment capabilities to ensure high availability.

Why Should you take this course?

To acquire knowledge about CSE, encompassing its architecture, deployment, and configuration, it is crucial to note the improvements made in the current release. Unlike the previous version, the installation and configuration of CSE were somewhat challenging. Nevertheless, the latest iteration presents a packaged appliance that runs on Photon OS 3.0, addressing user feedback and ensuring a more streamlined and user-friendly process for installation and configuration.

CSE empowers partners to create a developer-ready cloud, fostering business expansion through the following means:

  • Offering enterprise-grade, standards-based Kubernetes Cluster services tailored for developers.
  • Targeting an increasing base of developers and DevOps engineers, with 58% now being the primary decision-makers for selecting cloud endpoints.
  • Enhancing existing VM-based cloud services to enable co-existence, as 79% of businesses building cloud-native apps seek to migrate workloads between environments without the need for refactoring.
  • In response to the rising demand, most tenants seek “developer-ready cloud” solutions to streamline the complexities of operating in a cloud-native environment.

Course Details:

Please keep in mind that this course has been meticulously designed using a module-based approach. This enables you to selectively choose the specific aspects of the product that you wish to learn first, tailoring your learning experience according to your preferences and requirements.

  • Course Title: VMware Cloud Director Container Service Extension [V4.0]
  • Course Type: eLearning
  • Course Length: 1 day (across modules)
  • VCCL Subscription: Basic (Free)
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