Kubernetes and the Pure Storage FlexVolume Plugin

First, if you are using Pure Storage and Kubernetes make life easier and take a look at our plugin. Now version 1.2.2 and GA. https://hub.docker.com/r/purestorage/k8s/ Make sure the follow the directions on the page to pull and install the plugin. If you are using Openshift pay special attention to the Readme. I will post more […]

Four Resources that Got Me Started with Kuberenetes

In the last post I mentioned there are resources that have already gone through that do a better job than me in helping you understand containers and Kubernetes. So if you are a virtualization admin like me and want to make 2018 the year you know enough to be dangerous I suggest the following resources. […]

Anaconda with Jupyter Notebooks on Kubernetes

WARNING: YAML Heavy post. Sorry. So I have been internally debating the best way to share this latest little thing I was working on/ learning. My goal over 2018 is to post more on migrating applications from virtual to containers managed by K8s. That transition isn’t for everything and has definetley required diving more into […]

vSphere Container Hosts Storage Networking

In the last couple of days I had a couple of questions from customers implementing some kind of container host on top of vSphere. Each was doing it to make use of either Kubernetes or Docker Volume Plugin for Pure Storage. First, there was a little confusion if the actual container needs to have iSCSI […]

My SSH Issue Docker Swarm hosts

That one time you all of sudden could not SSH into your Docker Swarm hosts? I am writing this so I will remember to be smarter next time. Ever Get this? minas-tirith:~ jowings$ ssh scarif @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @ WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED! @ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING NASTY! I […]

Deploying Persistent Storage in Docker Swarm using Pure Storage Whitepaper

Spreading the word about a new paper published by Simon Dodsley on Deploying Persistent Storage in Docker Swarm. In this paper, Simon uses the Pure Docker Volume Plugin to create persistent storage for CockroachDB. That is all well and good if you want to play with CockroachDB, but also shows the foundation for you to […]

CockroachDB with Persistent Data

There IS an Official Whitepaper! While I was writing this post the awesome Simon Dodsley was writing a great whitepaper on Persistent storage with Pure. As you can see there is some very different ways to deploy CockroachDB but the main goal is to keep your important data persistent no matter what happens to the […]

Using the Docker Volume Plugin with Docker Swarm

Remember the prerequisites. Check the official README for the latest information. Official README Platform and Software Dependencies Operating Systems Supported: CentOS Linux 7.3 CoreOS (Ladybug 1298.6.0 and above) Ubuntu (Trusty 14.04 LTS, Xenial 16.04.2 LTS) Environments Supported : Docker (v1.13 and above) Swarm Mesos 1.8 and above Other software dependencies: Latest iscsi initiator software for […]

Pure Storage Docker Plugin

This is a quick guide and how to install the Pure plugin for docker 1.13 and above. For full details check out Pure Volume Plugin on Store.docker.com. Requirements   Operating Systems Supported CentOS Linux 7.3 CoreOS (Ladybug 1298.6.0 and above) Ubuntu (Trusty 14.04 LTS, Xenial 16.04.2 LTS) Environments Supported Docker 1.13+ I am on 17.03-ce […]