A first look at vFile – Sharing a persistent volume between containers

Regular readers will have noticed that I have been doing a bit of work recently with docker swarm, and what you need to do to get it to work on VMs running on vSphere. The reason why I had taken such an interest is because I wanted to look at a new product that our Project Hatchway team have been cooking up, namely vFile. In a nutshell, vFile provides [...]

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Validating overlay network when docker swarm running on Centos VMs on vSphere

I got a chance to revisit my docker swarm deployment this week after a bit of a break. I was a little curious about my setup because when I spoke to some of our 'Project [...]

Simple test for Docker Swarm functionality with Photon OS

After highlighting how easy it is to run docker swarm in Photon OS, I had a follow on question on how easy it would be to test the functionality. Just to recap, the only [...]

vSAN Essentials e-book is now free

A short note to let you know that Duncan and I have made the e-book version of our Essential Virtual SAN (vSAN) book available for free. We have now published it via the [...]

Building a Docker Swarm with Photon OS

I've decided to take a look at our new vFile docker volume plugin. If you haven't heard, vFile volume plugin for Docker provides simultaneous persistent volume access between [...]

A closer look at ECS (Elastic Cloud Storage) running on vSAN

This week I had the opportunity to take a closer look at ECS, the Elastic Cloud Storage product from DELL-EMC. ECS normally ships as a physical appliance, composed of multiple [...]

Project Hatchway hitting the mainstream – persistent storage for containers

Regular readers will be aware that I "dabble" from time to time in the world of Cloud Native Apps. For me, a lot of this dabbling is trying to figure out how I can go about [...]

Taking snapshots with vSAN with failures in the cluster

I was discussing the following situation with some of our field staff today. We are aware that snapshots inherit the same policies as the base VMDK, so if I deployed a VM as a [...]