Kubernetes on AWS with Cloud Block Store

Only a slight nudge at from @CodyHosterman to put this post together. Kubernetes deployed into AWS is a method many organizations are using to get into using K8s. Whether you deploy K8s with Kubeadm, Kops, Kubespray, Rancher, WeaveWorks, OpenShift, etc the next big question is how do I do persistent volumes? While EBS has StorageClass […]

Migrate Persistent Data into PKS with Pure vVols

While I discussed in my VMworld session this week some of the architectural decisions to be made while deploying PKS on vSphere my demo revolved around once it is up and running how to move existing data into PKS. First, using the Pure FlashArray and vVols we are able to automate that process and quickly […]

Use PKS Enterprise on VMware SDDC and Pure Storage

Use PKS Enterprise on VMware SDDC and Pure Storage Pivotal Container Services (PKS) provides a deeply integrated Kubernetes (k8s) architecture for the VMware SDDC. It is a joint engineering project from VMware and Pivotal. In my conversations with Pure Storage customers or potential customers around Kubernetes I often get asked about how Pure Storage can […]

PSO and “Failed to Log in to Any iSCSI Targets.”

So I create and destroy Kubernetes clusters on vSphere on a pretty regular basis. Some I create with Terraform and Ansible. Some I use PKS. I have a plumbing test for Pure Service Orchestrator that mounts a single volume to a pod on each node. Every once in a while I get an error like […]

Get going with MicroK8s

Last week I was getting stickers from the Ubuntu booth during the Open Infrastructure Conference in Denver. I asked a sorta dumb question, since this was a so new to me. My very first Open Infra Conference (formerly OpenStack Summit). I was asking a lot of questions. I saw a sticker for MicroK8s (Micro-KATES). Me: […]

It is “NFSEndPoint”

I think I have updated my blog post and PSO guide to reflect this change. In case you are using Pure Service Orchestrator with FlashBlade. The original yaml for the arrays when installing PSO was “NfsEndPoint”. At somepoint, it was fixed to expect “NFSEndPoint” matching the proper name for NFS. I never updated my blog […]

New Pure Service Orchestrator Demo

You may want to make this full screen to see all the CLI glory. What you will see in this demo is the initial install of Pure Service Orchestrator on a upstream version of Kubernetes. Then by running the ‘helm upgrade’ command I can add a FlashArray to scale the environment and take advantage of […]

Kubecon 2018 Seattle Pure Storage – also We are hiring

I will be at the Pure Storage booth at Kubecon next week December 11-13. Booth G7. Come see us to learn about Pure Service Orchestrator and Cloud Block Store for AWS. Find out How our customers are leveraging K8s to transform their applications and Pure Storage for their persistent storage needs. It has been a […]

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 […]

Kubernetes on VMware vSphere Demo and more

This post is a recap of my session at VMworld last week in Las Vegas. First, due to lighting, the demo was no very easily viewable. I am really disappointed this happened. I posted the full demo here on youtube: All of the scripts and instructions are available here on my github repo. https://github.com/2vcps/vmworld2018_vin3762bus Coming up next […]