Portworx Enterprise 2.8 installation on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) Cluster Let's start by creating an Oracle Kubernetes Engine cluster on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). You can use the OCI Web UI to manually create an OKE Cluster within your OCI Compartment. Or if you prefer you may want to consider using my Terraform automation which is available in GitHub. Before... Continue Reading →

Getting started with the Oracle MySQL Kubernetes Operator and Portworx

Background Today there are a number of different MySQL Kubernetes Operators available for use, many providing similar functionality with varying development effort and support offerings, for example Percona, PressLabs, GrdsCloud, Moco to name a few. However, for the purpose of this post I am going to be using the official MySQL Kubernetes Operator developed by... Continue Reading →

How to configure the Kubernetes Dashboard on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

The Kubernetes Dashboard is not deployed in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) by default but can easily be enabled by following the steps below. Check Environment For this post I am using Kubernetes version 1.20.8 with Oracle Linux 7.8 nodes, you can confirm the version of your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure... Continue Reading →

Portworx Essentials installation on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

Introduction In this post I am going to share how we can install Portworx Essentials into an existing Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) If you have not already got an Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) cluster up and running you could may want to check-out the two posts below. Automated... Continue Reading →

Provisioning an Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) cluster with Rancher

Background In my post Automated Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) build with Terraform I shared how we can use Terraform to automate the creation of an Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) cluster on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). An alternative, and increasingly popular approach is Rancher, Rancher provides both a Command Line Interface (CLI) and Web... Continue Reading →

Getting started with Oracle 18c Express Edition (XE) on Kubernetes

In this post I will share how you can get started with containerising Oracle databases and how to use a Kubernetes Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver to provision dynamic persistent storage to the container. For this post I will use Oracle 18c Express Edition (XE) the 'Free Database for Everyone' and Portworx Essentials Forever Free... Continue Reading →

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 →

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