VMware releases new Big Data Extensions fling!

Hot on the heels of my recent posts, and that from Andrew Nelson, the VMware Big Data Extensions team has released an official fling that extends the functionality to include Mesos, Marathon, Chronos, Docker and Kubernetes! From the site: “Big Data Extensions can be easily extended to deploy and manage all kinds of distributed or non-distributed applications. This release of the BDE-SE […]

BDE + Mesosphere cluster code on GitHub

I have uploaded the necessary files to begin including the option for deploying a Mesosphere cluster with VMware Big Data Extensions v2.1. You can download the tarball or clone the repo via the following link: https://github.com/virtualelephant/vmware-bde-mesos As I begin work and provide further extensions for other clustering technologies, I will make them available via GitHub as well. To include this […]

Apache Mesos Clusters – Part 3

The post includes the final pieces necessary to get a Mesosphere stack deployed through Big Data Extensions within a VMware environment. I’ve included the Chef cookbooks and commands required for tying all of the pieces together for a cluster deployment. The wonderful thing about the framework is the extensibility — once I had Mesos deploying, it became very clear how […]

Apache Mesos Clusters – Part 2

Building Mesosphere & Apache Mesos into BDE: After playing with Mesosphere in AWS for the week, getting familiar with the packages and the deployment process, the real work has begun — getting the Mesosphere stack (Apache Mesos, Apache Zookeeper,  Mesosphere Marathon, Chronos and HAProxy) deployed through VMware Big Data Extensions. Fortunately, BDE v2.1 has some example JSON cluster definition files that […]

Apache Mesos Clusters – Part 1

I watched a webinar today from Ken Sipe (@kensipe) from Mesosphere on Mesos, Marathon and Chronos. The topics covered included how Mesos works, configuring and standup of a Mesos cluster in various public cloud offerings. If you are unfamiliar with Mesos, I would direct you to Mesosphere and the Apache Mesos Project. The basic explanation of from the Apache Mesos Project […]

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