Installing and Configuring Aerospike EE OnDemand Service for PCF

This topic describes how to install and configure Aerospike EE OnDemand Service for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF).

Install and Configure Aerospike EE OnDemand Service for PCF

To install and configure the Aerospike EE OnDemand Service for PCF, perform the following steps:

  1. Download the product file from Pivotal Network.

  2. Navigate to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard and click Import a Product to upload the product file.

  3. Click the + next to the uploaded Aerospike EE OnDemand Service tile in the Ops Manager Available Products view to add it to your staging area.
    Add tile

  4. Click the newly added Aerospike EE OnDemand Service tile.
    Tile

  5. From the Settings tab, click Assign AZs and Networks.
    Azs network tab

  6. Assign the availability zone and configure the Network and Service Network.
    Az and networks

  7. Click Save.

  8. From the Settings tab, click Aerospike OnDemand Plan Small.
    Small plan tab

  9. Perform the following steps to configure the VM settings for the Aerospike cluster and Aerospike Management Console (AMC) for the Small plan.
    Plan config 1

    1. For VM type for the Aerospike Cluster, use the dropdown menu to select the VM type to use for each Aerospike node. The dropdown menu is automatically populated with the list of VMs configured for your cloud environment.
    2. For Disk type for Aerospike Cluster VMs, use the dropdown menu to select the disk type to use for each Aerospike node.
    3. For Number of instances for the Aerospike Cluster, enter the number of instances to use for the Small plan. This is your cluster size.
    4. For VM type for the Aerospike Management Console (AMC), use the dropdown menu to select the VM type to use for the AMC.
    5. For Disk type for Aerospike Management Console, use the dropdown menu to select the disk type to use for the AMC.
    6. Under Availability zone(s) for Plan ‘Small’, select one or more checkboxes that correspond to the availability zone(s) where this service will be deployed.
  10. Perform the following steps to configure the namespace for the Small plan.
    Plan config 2

    1. For Name of the namespace, enter the name of the namespace that will be created in the Aerospike service for the Small plan.
    2. For Storage device for namespace, use the dropdown menu to select the storage device that the namespace will use. A Device storage type persists the data, and a Memory storage type does not.
    3. For Default ttl for namespace, enter the default time-to-live for records that will be stored in the Aerospike service. Records will expire in the system beyond this time. A value of 0 means that records will never expire. This default value can be overriden by the client if desired.
    4. For Size of namespace, enter the size of the namespace. This is the maximum amount of memory to allocate for records that will be maintained in this Aerospike service.
    5. For Replication factor for namespace, use the dropdown menu to select the replication factor to use for the Small plan. The replication factor is the number of copies of the record to maintain within the cluster.

      Note: The replication factor is limited to the number of nodes in the cluster.

    6. For File size for namespace, enter the file size to use for the namespace. Only complete this field if the namespace is using the Device storage type. Pivotal recommends using a file size that is roughly 4x the size of the namespace.
    7. Select the Keep a copy of namespace always in memory checkbox to instruct the Aerospike service to always keep a copy of all records in memory. Only complete this field if the namespace is using the Device storage type. For a Memory storage type, all records are always in memory.
  11. Click Save.

  12. Configure the Medium and Large plans following the same steps as above.

  13. From the Settings tab, click Aerospike Enterprise Edition License.
    License tab

  14. Enter the user name and password for downloading the Enterprise Edition software from the Aerospike website.
    Ee license

  15. Click Save.

  16. Return to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard and click Apply Changes to install the Aerospike EE OnDemand Service for PCF tile.

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