I am always on the lookout for cool and interesting demos to deploy, especially with some of the work I have been doing lately with vSphere with Kubernetes (K8s) and Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG). I am sure many of you have probably seen the basic wordpress demos which seems to be the typical "Hello World" app for K8s and having something more compelling not only makes the demo more interesting but it can also help folks better understand how a modern applications can be built, deployed and run.
Below is a list of of the K8s demo applications that I have come across as part of my exploration and by no means is this an exhaustive list. I have been able to successfully deploy these applications running on the latest version of K8s (1.17 and 1.18) as I did come across other demos which did not work or I had issues setting up. If there are other K8s demos that folks have used, feel free to leave a comment and I will update the blog post after doing some basic testing.
For those of you who may not have a K8s environment and is running either vSphere 6.7 Update 3 or have access to a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC, you can easily setup a TKG Cluster in under 30 minutes leveraging my TKG Demo Appliance Fling.