This guide shows you how you can easily deploy Portworx on SoftLayer

Step 1: Provision Virtual Machine

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

Portworx recommends a minimum cluster size of 3 nodes.

Step 2: Attach Data Disk to SoftLayer VM

SoftLayer lets you choose either local disk or SAN disk. If your environment have nodes with both of these, make sure that there is network connectivity between the nodes.

SoftLayer Add Disk

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

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 SoftLayer

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

SoftLayer-Cluster on Lighthouse

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