Introducing PowerVKE

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

Team PowerVKE
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 https://github.com/PowerVKE/ 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!