This guide show you how you can easily deploy Portworx on Rackspace

Step 1: Provision Cloud Server

When chosing an instance, verify that you meet the minimum requirements

Detailed Rackspace steps to build a cloud server Portworx recommends a minimum cluster of 3 nodes

Step 2. Create a volume and attach it to a Rackspace VM

Follow the instuctions from Rackspace documentation Create and attach a Cloud Block Storage volume

Your deployment will look something like the following:

Rackspace Add Block Storage Volumes

Note: Volume cannot not be attached until the server is available

Step 3: Install Docker for the appropriate OS Version

Portworx recommends Docker 1.12 with Device Mapper.

Note: Portworx requires Docker to allow shared mounts. This is standard as of Docker 1.12.
If you are running Docker without shared mounts, please follow the steps listed here

Step 4: Launch PX-Enterprise

Note: Before installing Portworx you will need to open ports as per minimum requirements on the local firewall. You can view Rackspaces firewall documentation

Follow the instructions to launch PX-Enterprise

Use the docker run command to launch PX-Enterprise, substituting the appropriate multipath devices and network interfaces, as identified from the previous steps.

Alternatively, you can either run the ‘px_bootstrap’ script from curl, or construct your own config.json file.

From the server node running px-enterprise container, you should see the following status:

PX-Cluster on Rackspace

You should also be able to monitor cluster from PX-Enterprise console:

Rackspace-Cluster on Lighthouse

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