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 […]

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 […]

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 Pure Service Orchestrator and Helm

Why Pure Service Orchestrator? At Pure we have been working hard to develop a way to provide a persistent data layer that is able to meet the expectations of our customers for ease of use and simplicity.  The first iteration of this was the release as the Docker and Kubernetes Plugins. The plugins provided automated storage […]

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 […]