Author: Jon Owings

  • 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 […]

  • What’s new in PSO 5.1 and 5.2

    This is mainly just a post to refer to the updates I shared on the main Pure Storage blog. BTW… saw this photo from Dockercon 2017, we have come a long way with PSO. Also my beard has come a long way. Can’t believe it has been 3 years.

  • 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.

  • Upgrading K8s to 1.17.4 and PSO to 5.1.0

    This morning I needed to upgrade one of my dev clusters to 1.17.4. I decided to capture the experience. Don’t worry I speed up the ansible output flying by I use Kubespray to deploy and upgrade my clusters. I didn’t do anything really to prepare. All of my clusters I can rebuild pretty easy from […]

  • Kasten and Pure: Kubernetes Backup and Mobility

    I have been recording some demos and working on this integration for the last month. So be sure to get over to https://blog.purestorage.com/kasten-kubernetes-backup-mobility/ and check out the joint blog post I did with Gaurav Rishi from Kasten.

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pure Storage and Weaveworks Webinar – March 17

    I am pretty excited to be doing a webinar with Weaveworks on Weave Kubernetes Platform and Pure Storage. I met Damani at Kubecon and Re:Invent and we have been talking about doing this for months. I am excited to integrate Pure Service Orchestrator and Pure Storage into a platform providing a full collection of what […]

  • Building the Python Twitter Bot with Jenkins and Kubernetes – part 3

    This is the third part of the blogs I have been writing to document building a Python based twitter bot and running it in a container and deploying it to Kubernetes. The first post was about building the python, the second was all about building the docker container and using a deployment in Kubernetes. This […]

  • Py-bot in a Container

    So during Pure kickoff last week I did several sessions on Pure Storage and Kubernetes for our yearly Tech Summit. It was very fun to prepare for. I wanted to do something different and I decided to take my py-bot I was running on my raspberry pi and up-level with integration into K8s and the […]