How to control Kubernetes volume provisioning with Portworx commit labels

Introduction By default, Portworx thin provisions volumes and balances them according to current usage and load within the cluster, requiring only minimal configuration. This approach enables applications to provision volumes simply as long as you have enough backing storage for the volume usage. However if the volume usage exceeds your available backing storage, and allocating... Continue Reading →

Protecting your Kubernetes Oracle database with Portworx Volume Group Snapshots

Introduction If you follow my blog or have read my post Oracle Database 19c on Kubernetes with Portworx storage you may have an Oracle database running on Kubernetes and are wondering how do I protect it. In this post I will show you how we can use Portworx Volume Group Snapshots to complement other backup strategies.... Continue Reading →

Getting started with the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Simulator on VirtualBox

Background In this post I am going to walkthrough how you can get, and install the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance simulator on VirtualBox. I will then share how we can create an NFS filesystem and configure SNMP to support HCC (Hybrid Columnar Compression). Download OVA Start by downloading the 3.4GB Oracle Storage Appliance Simulator software... Continue Reading →

Performing Oracle RMAN backups to S3 – Part 1: Amazon S3

Background Historically most of the conversations I have regarding Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) are around the use of NFS storage such as a Pure Storage FlashBlade, and Oracle Direct NFS (dNFS). However, with more Oracle customers deploying databases in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and / or using Object Storage for backups I thought it was... Continue Reading →

Automated Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) build with Terraform

Background In my last post I shared how to deploy Portworx by Pure Storage on the Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). In this post I will share how we can automate the build of an OKE cluster using Terraform. Terraform for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) If you want... Continue Reading →

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