TKG v1.4 Prometheus + Grafana Package Deployment: package reconciliation failed

I was recently running through the exercise of deploying Cert Manager, Contour (+ Envoy Ingress), Prometheus and Grafana packages available with TKG v1.4, just to see what steps were involved in setting up a full monitoring stack for my TKG cluster. This was a TKG deployment to vSphere, using the NSX Advanced Load Balancer for Load Balancer functionality. You can read about the new enhancements around the NSX ALB and TKG v1.4 here.  Honestly, it is pretty straight-forward, with some detailed documentation on the topic available here. Everything was plain sailing until I tried to deploy the Grafana package with,…

My highlights from KubeCon and CloudNativeCon, Europe 2018

This week I attended KubeCon and CloudNativeCon 2018 in Copenhagen. I had two primary goals during this visit: (a) find out what was happening with storage in the world of Kubernetes (K8s), and (b) look at how people were doing day 2 operations, monitoring, logging, etc, as well as the challenges one might encounter running K8s in production. Let’s start with what is happening in storage. The first storage related session I went to was on Rook. This was a presentation by Jared Watts. According to Jared, the issues that Rook is trying to solve are to avoid vendor lock-in…