Category: vmware

  • Portworx and TKG – Portworx Scalable Storage in TKG

    I have recently been pretty occupied with learning TKG and oh yeah also Portworx. I wanted to share what I have learned so far when it comes to getting Portworx up and running in a TKG Cluster. So without too much introduction lets dive right in. Create a new cluster You need 3 worker nodes […]

  • Kubespray and vSphere VMs

    I build and destroy Kubernetes clusters nearly weekly. Doing it on VMs makes this super easy. I also need to demo Pure Service Orchestrator so having in guest iSCSI is a must. Following this repo should give any vSphere admin an easy way to learn kubectl, helm and PSO quite easily (of course PSO works […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas

    I was going to write my own post, but Cody Hosterman already did a great one. Cody’s VMworld 2018 and Pure Storage Blog The sessions are filling up so it will be a good idea to register and get there early. I am very excited about talking about Kubernetes on vSphere. It will follow my […]

  • 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 […]

  • UNMAP – Do IT!

    Pretty sure my friend Cody Hosterman has talked about this until he turned blue in the face.  Just a point I want to quickly re-iterate here for the record. Run unmap on your vSphere Datastores. Read this if you are running Pure Storage, but even if you run other arrays (especially all-flash) find a way […]

  • Register: VMUG Webinar and Pure Storage September 22

    Register here: http://tinyurl.com/pq5fd9k September 22 at 1:00pm Eastern time Pure Storage and VMware will be highlighting the results of ESG Lab Validation paper. The study on consolidating workloads with VMware and Pure Storage used a single FlashArray //m50 and deployed five virtualized mission-critical workloads VMware Horizon View, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server (OLTP), Microsoft […]

  • Finally Getting my vSphere 6 Lab running on Ravello

    Using the Autolab 2.6 Config Head on over the Labguides.com and check out autolab. I wanted a quick start, but didn’t want all the fun to be automated out of my hands. So I will give a quick tour of how I got my basic lab up and going. Part 2 I will add a […]