Introducing PowerVKE

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Barcelona Hackathon PKS PowerVKE VMware VMworld VMworld 2018

Published on 27 November 2018 by Christopher Lewis. Words: 239. Reading Time: 2 mins.

At this years VMworld Europe Hackathon, I was a part of Team #PowerVKE, founding members:

Team PowerVKE (Image courtesy of @StephenHackers)

Team PowerVKE (Image courtesy of @StephenHackers)

PowerVKE is a PowerShell module that can be used to connect to VMware’s Kubernetes Engine (VKE). This was a Beta VMware Cloud Service. Unfortunately, in the Day 1 Keynote, Pat Gelsinger announced the release of VMware Cloud PKS (formerly VKE) which meant VKE had been re-branded overnight (and they didn’t even ask us)!

The team had varying skills in Kubernetes, PowerShell and Github, but we all managed to learn something, which is what the #Hackathon is all about!

PowerVKE is still very much in it’s incubation phase (v0.1.1) with only the following functions supported:

  • Connect-VKE
  • Disconnect-VKE
  • Get-VKECluster

If you want to be involved in this community based project, go check out the github page and contribute!

For more information on the VMworld Europe 2018 VMware Code Hackathon, checkout my article. #SpoilerAlert we came joint second!

Final shout out to Chris Porter, who even managed to get PowerVKE stickers created that didn’t arrive in time!