a9s PostgreSQL for PCF
This documentation describes the a9s PostgreSQL for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) tile.
a9s PostgreSQL for PCF enables on-demand provisioning of VM-based, dedicated PostgreSQL servers and clusters.
a9s PostgreSQL for PCF is part of a number of a9s Data Services available in one Bundle. Visit the anynines website for more information. Developers can create instances of a PostgreSQL server or cluster using Apps Manager or the Cloud Foundry Command Line interface (cf CLI), and bind these instances to an application. Depending on the chosen service plan, a service instance may be associated with a single, dedicated virtual machine, or a set of VMs consisting of multiple virtual machines comprising a cluster of PostgreSQL servers.
a9s PostgreSQL for PCF includes the following key features:
|On‐demand Service Instance Provisioning||
|Service Instance Isolation||
|Smoke Tests||a9s PostgreSQL for PCF contains a post-deploy smoke test errand that runs a series of basic tests against your installation to ensure that it is configured properly.|
|Syslog streaming||a9s PostgreSQL for PCF provides the possibility to stream the logs of each a9s PostgreSQL for PCF component to a sys log endpoint.|
|Service Instance Capacity Upgrade||Cloud Foundry Service Plan updates allow upgrades to the RAM, CPU, and storage capacity for your PostgreSQL instances.|
|Logging and Monitoring||Each PostgreSQL service instance provides log messages and PostgreSQL-specific metrics to one or more
|Deployment Updater||This errand automatically updates the stemcell and all provisioned a9s PostgreSQL for PCF service instances to their lastest version.|
|Backup Manager||The Backup Manager makes a regular backup of your instances and offers endpoints to backup instantly and restore backups.|
|Service Dashboard||The Service Dashboard provides a single sign on and lets the user trigger easily backups.|
|Service Guard||The Service Guard creates Cloud Foundry security groups for your service instance VMs.
When the IP address of a service instance changes, the guard updates the security group. The Service Guard also restarts the application instances bound to the affected service instance. The instances of one application are restarted one by one to avoid downtime.
|Default Syslog Endpoints for Instances||In the tile, a default endpoint for syslog and Graphite can be configured for each service instance created by the user.|
The following video provides an overview of how a9s PostgreSQL for PCF works.
Note: As of PCF v2.0, Elastic Runtime is renamed Pivotal Application Service (PAS).
The following table provides version and version-support information about a9s PostgreSQL for PCF:
|Criteria||Version and support information|
|Release date||September 4, 2018|
|Compatible Ops Manager version(s)||v1.12.x, v2.0.x, v2.1.x, and v2.2.x|
|Compatible Pivotal Application Service version(s):||v1.12.x, v2.0.x, v2.1.x, and v2.2.x|
|IaaS support||AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, and Vsphere|
Note: This is a major release. Upgrades from a9s PostgreSQL for PCF v1.x are not supported. If you previously installed a9s PostgreSQL for PCF v1.x, uninstall it and install the latest version.
To install and use a9s PostgreSQL for PCF, you must install the following products and tiles:
- Pivotal Application Service (formerly Elastic Runtime) v1.12 or later
For more information, see Installing and Configuring a9s PostgreSQL for PCF.
a9s PostgreSQL for PCF is an automation toolset for Open Source PostgreSQL. The entire anynines team can help your team get started and be successful. Technical support, including a service level agreement, is available with a commercial license.
If your company has specific PostgreSQL administration policies or configuration best practices, the anynines team is happy to incorporate them, if applicable. Third-party PostgreSQL support organizations are also welcome to assist.
The anynines team welcomes any contributions. Send any bugs, feature requests, or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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