This topic describes how to install and configure Minio for VMware Tanzu.

Install Minio for VMware Tanzu

  1. Download the Minio Tile from Pivotal Network.
  2. Navigate to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard and click Import a Product to upload the tile.
  3. Under the Import a Product button, click + next to the version number of Minio. This adds the tile to your staging area.

Configure Minio Tile

  1. Click on the newly added Minio for VMware Tanzu Tile.
  2. Fill in the configuration.

    • VM Type: Select the VM configuration of Minio instance.
      Minio itself is lightweight and can run on embedded systems as well as on multi-core servers. Hence the configuration of the VM will depend on the workload. A Virtual Machine with 4G of RAM and 2-cores should be good for most workloads.
    • Number of VMs per service instance:
      1: You can choose “1” if the VM’s local disk is well protected (i.e if the virtual disks are on VMware, vSAN, or on Public clouds - Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, or Amazon Web Services)
    • 4 to 16: You can choose 4-16 VMs to provide protection against disk and node failures. Minio uses erasure-coding and bit-rot detection techniques to provide protection from the disk and node failures. With erasure-code, usable space is half of total storage space (numberOfVMs*persistentDiskSize)/2. For example if you choose 6 VMs and 100G per VM, object storage space will be 300G. Minio uses half the storage space to store data and half the space to store parity information.
    • Persistent Disk Size: Size of the persistent disk in a VM.
    • Availability Zone(s): Select one or more availability zones.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Return to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard and click Apply changes to install the Minio Tile.

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