This service includes multiple phases to implement a working Portworx Enterprise Storage integration with an existing Kubernetes (or OpenShift) installation.
Planning: Our project team will work with your experts to understand your technical requirements, container storage use cases and storage capacity requirements.
Discovery: Our project team will perform a discovery to understand your environmental architecture and container storage needs. We will also collect all required information to move forward with implementation like Kubernetes version, block storage configuration.
Prerequisites: Our team will help you to configure service pre-install prerequisites like compute node block storage configuration and Kubernetes (or OpenShift) accesses. You may need to add new disks to your Kubernetes cluster nodes. We expect a cooperation to deliver all prerequisites. Please check the full list of prerequisites in the “Service Prerequisites” chapter.
Automation development: The service assumes an automated way to deliver a Portworx Enterprise cluster. During this phase our engineers will develop an automation to deploy and configure Portworx Enterprise cluster and underlying Kubernetes cluster to support persistent storage functionality. Additionally, automation is used to perform a post deployment testing to make sure if Portworx installation works as expected.
Deployment: Portworx Enterprise cluster will be deployed and configured using the automation.
Testing: We will perform a number of automated tests to make sure that Portworx cluster works as expected. This also includes a number of tests related to stateful application deployments (like a database server with RWO volume, or a Web Server with RWX volume).
Knowledge sharing: We will deliver a hands-on session which will help you to start using Portworx on Kubernetes smoothly. You will be working on real life stateful application deployments using Kubernetes persistent storage concept.