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

Support matrix

  • 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.

Supported Schedulers

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