Tag: PureStorage

  • Connecting your Application to Cassandra on PDS

    Connecting your Application to Cassandra on PDS

    Next up is a way to test Cassandra when deployed with PDS. I saved my python application to GitHub here: https://github.com/2vcps/py-cassandra The key here is to deploy Cassandra via PDS then get the server connection names from PDS. Each step is explained in the repo. Go over there and fork or clone the repo or […]

  • PX Essentials for FA (2.9.0)! How to install it?

    This week Portworx Enterprise 2.9.0 released with it comes support for K8s 1.22 and the new Essentials for FlashArray License. You can now have more nodes and capacity and as many clusters as you like. Previously you only got 5 nodes and a single cluster for PX Essentials. More info in the release notes: https://docs.portworx.com/reference/release-notes/portworx/#2-9-0 […]

  • Demo! Zero Data loss App Recovery in Kubernetes aka Disaster Recovery

    For the demo I have 2 Kubernetes clusters with a single stretched Portworx cluster in AWS. This allows Metro DR to mirror the data between the 2 clusters so if there is a complete loss of Cluster 1 the application can be restarted with no loss of data.

  • Use Kasten K10 to migrate K8s Volumes to Pure Storage

    TL;DR – Move Kubernetes volumes from legacy storage to Pure Storage. So you have an amazing new Pure Storage array in the datacenter or in public cloud. The Container Storage Interface doesn’t provide a built in way to migrate data between backend devices. I previously blogged about a few ways to clone and migrate data […]

  • Hey, Don’t break EBS

    Hey, Don’t break EBS

    TL;DR – EBS Volumes fail to mount when multipathd is installed on EKS worker nodes. AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service is a great way to dive in with managed Kubernetes in the cloud. Pure Service Orchestrator integrates EKS worker nodes into the Cloud Block Store on AWS. I created this ansible playbook to make sure the […]

  • Kubernetes Topology for StatefulSet Storage Redundancy with PSO

    Kubernetes Topology for StatefulSet Storage Redundancy with PSO

    Label your hosts. Install PSO with Labels Set your StorageClass to use WaitForFirstConsumer Set the StatefulSet to schedule pods for a “nodeSelector”. For the full “walkthrough” please see the demo content on GitHub.https://github.com/2vcps/pso-topology-crdb It would be great to hear how this works for you and how it can solve your Cloud Native Database requirements.

  • Migrating K8s Stateful Apps with Pure Storage

    I have to move my harbor instance to a new cluster. old cluster – find all the PVC’s clone in the FlashArrayFind each PVC listed when you run the above command, you may either create a snapshot or a full clone. Bring up the new app with the same sized PVC’s on your new cluster. […]

  • New Release: Pure Service Orchestrator 5.0.2

    The latest version of the CSI enabled Pure Service Orchestrator is now available. Snaps and Clones for Persistent Volume Claims enables use cases for K8s clusters to now move data between apps and environments. Need to make instant database copies for dev or test? Super easy now. Since this feature leverages the capabilities of the […]

  • Look out San Diego! Here we come.

    I am excited to be at Kubecon yet again. I think this is my third time. Pure Storage will be in booth S92, come by and see some demos of our CSI plugin. Automating persistent storage is still big need for many K8s clusters. Pure can make it simple, scalable and highly available. I will […]

  • VASA Provider Certificate Expiration

    Sometimes I have to look up information and I think that is so simple I shouldn’t blog about it. Then I think I should share the link so if anyone else finds it, I might be helpful. Today the 2nd one wins. When you get this: Go here:https://support.purestorage.com/Solutions/VMware_Platform_Guide/003Virtual_Volumes_-_VVols/Guides_and_How_To’s/How_To%3A__Renewing_the_Storage_Provider_Certificate_that_is_Expired_or_Going_to_Expire I just want to note that the […]