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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pure ELK Dashboards

Previously I blogged about getting PureELK installed with Docker in just a couple of minutes. After setting up your intitial array’s you may ask what is next? Loading a preconfigured PureELK Dashboard Click load saved dashboard and select one of the Pure Storage dashboards. Remember there is a 2nd page page of Dashboards. Pure Main […]

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 […]

PureStorage + REST API + Splunk = Fun with Data about Data

A few months back I posted a powershell script to post Pure Storage data directly into VMware vCenter Operations Manager (now called vRealize Operations). Inspiration hit me like a brick when a big customer of mine said, “Do you have a plugin for Splunk?” He already wrote some scripts in python to pull data from […]

Provision vSphere Datastores on Pure Storage Volumes with Powershell

A week or so ago our Pure Storage powershell guru Barks @themsftdude sent out some examples of using Powershell to get information via the Pure Storage REST API. My brain immediately started to think how we could combine this with PowerCLI to get a script to create the LUN on Pure and then the datastore on […]

Virtual Storage Integrator 5.6 – What’s New

The Virtual Storage Integrator or VSI has been around for a while. Seems every release something new and exciting gets added that customer have asked for. The VSI 5.6 plugin for EMC is the latest version (9/13/2013) of the plugin to help streamline and simplify interactions between the vSphere client and the EMC storage used […]

Some Reality for us Infrastructure Peeps or Apps are cool too

Don’t’ you just love double titles? For many years I have been an infrastructure guy. I really liked how the cables, and processors and Memory and blinking lights worked. Applications were often the necessary evil tolerated so that I can play with cool technology. During my own journey toward learning about the cloud it becomes […]