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 […]

Storage Quotas in Kubernetes

One thing since we released Pure Service Orchestrator I get asked is, “How do we control how much developer/user can deploy?” I played around with some of the settings from the K8s documentation for quotas and limits. I uploaded these into my gists on GitHub. git clone git@gist.github.com:d0fba9495975c29896b98531b04badfd.git #create the namespace as a cluster-admin kubectl create -f […]

Getting Started with Helm for K8s

Over the last few weeks I was setting up Kubernetes in the lab. One thing I quickly learned was managing and editing yaml files for deployments, services and persistent volume claims became confusing and hard. Even when I had things commited in github sometimes I would make edits then not push them then rebuild my […]

Using Snapshots with the Pure Storage Plugin for Kubernetes

One request from customers is not only provision persistent storage for Kubernetes but also integrate into workflows that may need to snap and copy the data for different environments. Much like we do this with powershell or python for SQL and Oracle environments to accelerate development or QA. Pure has enabled snapshots using the Pure […]

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 […]

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 […]

Come see @CodyHosterman at VMworld, and if he is too busy you can see me

Look for a post about going to In-n-Out some time soon, it is my tradition. Be sure to check out what we will be doing at VMworld at the end of the month. Click the banner below once you are done being mesmerized by Chappy. Sign up for a 1:1 demo or meeting, I’ll be […]