- Step 1: Provision Virtual Machine
- Step 2: Attach Data Disk to SoftLayer VM
- Step 3: Install Docker for the appropriate OS Version
- Step 4: Launch PX-Enterprise
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.
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
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:
You should also be able to monitor cluster from PX-Enterprise console: