Portworx released PX-Enterprise 1.0 on September 15, 2016.
Summary and features
“PX” Scale-out fabric for containers
- PX provides scale-out storage for containers. PX is delivered as a container and turns any server it runs on into a converged storage and compute node.
- PX aggregates all storage LUNs (local or external) and creates tiers of storage on each node.
- PX clusters storage across different nodes in the cluster.
- PX provides virtual volumes at container granularity. These volumes are accessible and usable on any node in the cluster.
- PX will run with any Docker scheduler.
- PX understands different drive and volume types, including cloud volumes such as EBS (provisioned IOPS vs GP vs instance local).
“Lighthouse” is the Portworx web console to manage multi-tenancy
- Lighthouse provides storage management for all of your PX-Enterprise deployments, including on-premises clusters and in public clouds.
- Lighthouse monitors health and capacity and lets you provide container-granular storage.
Following are the supported limits as tested and qualified by Portworx.
- 1024 nodes per cluster
- 255 volumes per node
- 96 TB per node
- 255 snapshots per volume
- 3 replicas per volume
- OS Versions: Linux kernel versions 3.10.x through 4.4.x
- Docker versions: Minimum 1.10
- For minimum hardware recommendations, refer to Get Started with PX-Enterprise.
PX-Enterprise is tested and qualified against the following schedulers:
- Kubernetes (minimum version 1.2)
- Mesos, Mesosphere, and DC/OS (minimum version 1.7)
- Docker UCP running in swarm mode (minimum version 1.12)
- Rancher (minimum version 1.1.3)
- Amazon ECS