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 →

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 →

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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