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Its a Containerized World - Part II

  • 1.  Its a Containerized World - Part II

    Posted Tue October 06, 2020 09:18 AM
    The IBM Spectrum Scale CSI Operator runs within a Kubernetes cluster providing a means to deploy and manage the CSI plugin for spectrum scale.

    Container Storage Interface (CSI) is a standard for exposing arbitrary block and file storage systems to containerized workloads on Container Orchestration Systems (COs) like Kubernetes. The IBM Spectrum Scale Container Storage Interface driver specification is defined at https://github.com/container-storage-interface/spec/blob/master/spec.md.


    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Storage Interface driver allows IBM Spectrum Scale to be used as a persistent storage for stateful application running in Kubernetes clusters. Through the IBM Spectrum Scale Container Storage Interface driver, Kubernetes persistent volumes (PVs) can be provisioned from IBM Spectrum Scale. Thus, the containers can be used with stateful microservices like MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and so on.

    One of the most important aspects of configuring and managing storage for Kubernetes clusters is the CSI Operator.
    IBM has published a CSI Operator for IBM Spectrum Scale at:

    OperatorHub.io | The registry for Kubernetes Operators

    https://operatorhub.io/operator/ibm-spectrum-scale-csi-operator

    • Operator support for easy deployment, upgrade, and cleanup


    IBM Spectrum Scale CSI Operator
    IBM over the past few years has made the most powerful file system that is powering the worlds fastest supercomputers simpleR to manage and configure.  We can now deploy software on the edge, in the core data center and in the public cloud,  This also includes storage for Kubernetes clusters, Red Hat OpenShift platform and containers.  Continue watching as we share a growing vision for containers and helping customers on their Journey to AI and the hybrid cloud data center.

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  • 2.  RE: Its a Containerized World - Part II

    Posted Thu November 19, 2020 03:07 PM
    Such a great feature...
    Does IBM CSI act like a kubernetes operator?
    no GitHub page?
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  • 3.  RE: Its a Containerized World - Part II

    Posted Fri November 20, 2020 12:54 PM
    Edited by Harald Seipp Fri November 20, 2020 01:06 PM
    Hi Masoud,

    yes, the IBM Storage CSI drivers are controlled by Operators.
    Please find the links to the source code here:
    IBM Spectrum Scale CSI driver: https://github.com/IBM/ibm-spectrum-scale-csi
    IBM Block Storage CSI driver: https://github.com/ibm/ibm-block-csi-driver

    For more details, please see the official documentation:
    IBM Spectrum Scale CSI driver: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/STXKQY_CSI_SHR/ibmspectrumscalecsi_welcome.html
    IBM Block Storage CSI driver: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSRQ8T/landing/IBM_block_storage_CSI_driver_welcome_page.html

    For IBM Spectrum Scale, please also have a look at the following Redpaper: https://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/abstracts/redp5589.html

    Best regards,

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    Harald Seipp
    Senior Technical Staff Member
    IBM EMEA Storage Competence Center | Center of Excellence for Cloud Storage
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  • 4.  RE: Its a Containerized World - Part II

    Posted Wed December 02, 2020 09:04 AM
    thanks for your links, They are very gooood




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  • 5.  RE: Its a Containerized World - Part II

    Posted 19 days ago
    Cross-Post from Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Topic: Reply here or there.

    Containers are the must-have packaging unit for AI workloads. NVIDIA provides containerized solvers and sometimes tuned applications via their NGC libraries. These are supported on both Red Hat OpenShift and Ubuntu based distro.   (Accelerate AI with NVIDIA and Red Hat  https://www.openshift.com/learn/partners/nvidia

    With the release of IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native in the Fall, and the latest DGX A-100 Reference Architecture, we are also in the process of updating the "Deployment and Usage Guide for Running AI Workloads on Red Hat OpenShift and NVIDIA DGX Systems with IBM Spectrum Scale"  Our test bed is the DGX A-100 system, but this could also apply to any GPU based system with a capable NVIDIA GPU.  

    Are there any requests for scenarios or use cases we should highlight? 

    Deployment and Usage Guide for Running AI Workloads on Red Hat OpenShift and NVIDIA DGX Systems with IBM Spectrum Scale | IBM Redbooks
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    Deployment and Usage Guide for Running AI Workloads on Red Hat OpenShift and NVIDIA DGX Systems with IBM Spectrum Scale | IBM Redbooks
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