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Get Your Hands Dirty

This is a quickstart guide to get you up and running with VSecM.

Link Prerequisites

  • Minikube: You can install VMware Secrets Manager on any Kubernetes cluster, but we’ll use Minikube in this quickstart example. Minikube is a tool that makes it easy to run Kubernetes locally.
  • make: You’ll need make to run certain build tasks. You can install make using your favorite package manager.
  • Docker: This quickstart guide assumes that Minikube uses the Docker driver. If you use a different driver, things will still likely work, but you might need to tweak some of the commands and configuration.
  • Helm: Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes. It allows developers and operators to more easily package, configure, and deploy applications and services onto Kubernetes clusters. In this quickstart guide, it is expected that you have helm installed on your system. Helm will be used to manage the deployment of the VMware Secrets Manager onto your Kubernetes cluster. If you don’t have Helm installed, you can follow the instructions on the official Helm website to install it.

I Have a Kubernetes Cluster Already

If you are already have a cluster and a kubectl that you can use on that cluster, you won’t need Minikube, so you can skip the steps related to initializing Minikube and configuring Minikube-related environment variables.

Also, if you are not using minikube, you will not need a local docker instance either.

Link A Video Is Worth A Lot of Words

Here’s a video that walks you through the steps in this quickstart guide:

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