Docker Container for IO Benchmarking

I had a need this week for a quick-and-easy IO benchmarking tool and decided to create a Docker container to achieve my goals. The Docker container itself is rather simple and is available for use at your leisure. The Docker container is based off of Ubuntu latest, installs the FIO package and grabs a simple test file from my website […]

VMware Photon TP2 + Mesos Cluster Deployment

VMware Photon TP2 was released on August 27. The new version contains native support for running Mesos and therefore should have allowed the Photon OS to run as a Mesos slave immediately after installation. I would like to think my earlier blog post detailing how to deploy Mesos on-top of Photon influenced this functionality. Download the ISO here. After conversations […]

Apache Mesos and Marathon Deployment Demo at VMworld

Andrew Nelson and Tom Twyman ¬†spoke on Wednesday morning about Apache Mesos and Marathon at VMworld. During their session they showed a demo of a cluster deployment — although they experienced a couple technical difficulties. The session covered the overall basics of how to operationalize Cloud Native Applications using Apache Mesos, Mesosphere Marathon and Docker on a VMware private cloud. […]

Exposing Apache Mesos on VMware Big Data Extensions v2.2

The VMware Big Data Extensions v2.2 release included the cookbooks for Apache Mesos and Kubernetes from the Fling released this past spring. However, those cookbooks are not exposed when you deploy the new version. Fortunately, unlocking them only takes a few minutes before they can be made available! I will cover exactly what is needed in order to begin using […]

VM or Docker? What shall I do?

The topic of how to determine if a workload should exist within a virtual machine or a container — specifically Docker — has been pretty hot around the water cooler lately. As I have given this a good deal of thought, a quote from the movie “Can’t Hardly Wait” kept popping into my head from Seth Green rather early on […]

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