Pure Service Orchestrator Guide

Over the last few months I have been compiling information that I have used to help customers when it comes to PSO. Using Helm and PSO is very simple, but with so many different ways to setup K8s right now it can require a broad knowledge of how plugins work. I will add new samples […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kubernetes Anywhere and PhotonOS Template

Experimenting with Kubernetes to orchestrate and manage containers? If you are like me and already have a lot invested in vSphere (time, infra, knowledge) you might be exctied to use Kubernetes Anywhere to deploy it quickly. I won’t re-write the instruction found here: https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes-anywhere It works with Google Compure Engine Azure vSphere The vSphere option […]

Easy Storage Monitoring – Setting Up PureELK with Docker

[UPDATE June 2016: Appears this works with Ubuntu only, maybe a debian flavor. I am hearing RHEL is problematic to get the dependencies working.] I have blogged in the past about setting up vROPS (vCOPS) and Splunk to monitor a Pure Storage FlashArray using the REST API. Scripts and GETs and PUTs are fun and […]