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  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Managing Multiple Kubernetes Clusters

    There was a question on twitter and I thought I would write down my process for others to learn from. First, a little background. Kubernetes is managed mostly using a tool called kubectl (kube-control, kube-cuddle, kube-C-T-L, whatever). This tool will look for the configuration to talk to the API for kubernetes management. A sanitized sample […]

  • Thanks, @CodyHosterman. I am Incorrigible.

    When Mr. Top10 vBlogger mentions you and your VMworld Session. It is appropriate to always say thank you. If you are interested in what is going on with Pure Storage at VMworld be sure to read through Cody’s post to see all of our sessions. I will have some demos in the booth of Kubernetes […]

  • 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 […]

  • Deploying Persistent Storage in Docker Swarm using Pure Storage Whitepaper

    Spreading the word about a new paper published by Simon Dodsley on Deploying Persistent Storage in Docker Swarm. In this paper, Simon uses the Pure Docker Volume Plugin to create persistent storage for CockroachDB. That is all well and good if you want to play with CockroachDB, but also shows the foundation for you to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Seizing AD Roles – File under Good to know

    So lets say the power goes out and half of the vm’s on your “lab storage that uses local disks” go into an infinite BSOD loop. I was lucky as one of the servers that still worked was a AD Domain Controller with DNS. Since I usually don’t try to fight BSOD’s and just rebuild. […]

  • FlashStack Your Way to Awesomeness

    You may or may not have heard about Pure Storage and Cisco partnering to provide solutions together to help our current and prospective customers using UCS, Pure Storage, and VMware. These predesigned and tested architectures provide a full solution for compute, network and storage. Read more here: https://www.purestorage.com/company/technology-partners/cisco.html http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter/accelerate-vdi-success-with-cisco-ucs-and-pure-storage This results in CVD’s (Cisco Validated […]