Fling: Demo Appliance for Tanzu Kubernetes grid

If you want to try out Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on your VMware environment, you can use the Demo Appliance for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid from William Lam. Version 1.1.3 just has been released.

This is a Virtual Appliance that pre-bundles all required dependencies to help customers in learning and deploying standalone Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) clusters running on either VMware Cloud on AWS and/or vSphere 6.7 Update 3 environment for Proof of Concept, Demo and Dev/Test purposes. This appliance will enable you to quickly go from zero to Kubernetes in less than 1hr with just an SSH client and a web browser!


  • Quickly deploy TKG Clusters onto VMware Cloud on AWS or vSphere-based infrastructure
  • Online vSphere Content Library to sync all TKG Demo Appliance dependencies
  • Accompany step-by-step workshop-style guide
  • Embedded Harbor registry pre-loaded with all required TKG and Demo Containers
  • Support for Air-Gapped and Non-Internet accessible environments
  • Sample demo applications including Persistent Volume, K8s 3-Tier Application with a LoadBalancer example
  • Easily access and debug TKG Clusters using Octant

What's Included

To me it looks like a very useful appliance. Looking forward to try it out in a test environment. More details on how to install it, what has been changed is this version etc. can be found here.