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 […]

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: […]

Namespace Issues when Removing CRD/Operators

With the latest release of Pure Service Orchestrator, we added support for a non-Helm installation for environments that do not allow Helm. This new method uses an Operator to setup and install PSO. The result is the same exact functionality but uses a security model more agreeable to some K8s distro vendors. I do live […]

What’s New in Pure Service Orchestrator?

This week (April 16, 2019), Pure released the 2.4.0 version of the Pure Service Orchestator for Kubernetes. This inlcuded: (from the release notes) PSO Operator is now the preferred install method for PSO on OpenShift 3.11 and higher versions.The PSO Operator packages and deploys the Pure Service Orchestrator (PSO) on OpenShift for dynamic provisioning of persistent […]

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 […]

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 […]