Take your Stacki installations a step further with more supported platforms, easier management, customizations and dedicated support from the StackIQ engineering team giving you complete control and visibility into your clusters at all times.
Multiple Distribution Support
With Open Source Stacki, users are only able to install RHEL, CentOS, CentOS ARM or Ubuntu. In addition to those operating systems, Stacki Pro, customers can install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2. Stacki Pro also gives you the ability to install clusters with several distributions from one Stacki frontend.
Stacki Pro minimizes manual steps involved in storage configuration by automating:
- Firmware updates
- BIOS configuration management
- Option to use UEFI when provisioning systems
- External storage array configuration for NetApp Arrays
- Parallel disk formatting for rapid provisioning of storage hosts
- Asset Discovery & Inventory
Stacki Pro GUI Capabilities
The server/cluster monitoring GUI gives customers visibility into the status of your infrastructure at all times with Host & Global CPU/Network/Disk views. With the release of Stacki 4.0 in April 2017, Stacki UX now takes advantage of the Stacki Pro API. Sys admins can create multiple user accounts for the GUI with admin or non-admin permissions.
Box, Pallet, & Cart Management
Stacki allows you to customize the configuration of your backend nodes with Boxes, Carts, and Pallets. With the Stacki GUI, you are able to manage the each of them.
By easily assigning and un-assigning Pallets, Carts, and hosts in one holistic interface, you can easily manage all of your Boxes. You are also able to create, remove, and edit your Carts by simply adding packages and custom scripts. And finally, users can create Pallets from ISOs and quickly remove or add new Pallets by selecting existing or downloading ISOs.
The Stacki interface has views for both host and global utilization allowing you to see statistics for individual hosts or for the whole picture. You are able to monitor your CPU, disk, and network stats for each host in real-time. In the global utilization views, you can monitor all of your hosts at once allowing you to detect real-time performance outliers.
With the release of Stacki 4.0 in April 2017, you are now able to monitor the temperature of CPUs for all nodes in your cluster. Global utilization in Stacki 4.0 also now provides dynamically updated data.
The Stacki GUI provides you with a place to easily organize and manage your files. This allows you to quickly synchronize selected files from your frontend to selected hosts while keeping track of their states. All you have to do is browse through your files and click to assign a host to each one.
Stacki Pro has purpose-built cluster validation tests and outlier detection to make sure you can properly diagnose any degraded performance issues right away. Analytics can be run as needed and provide comparative information about servers managed by the Stacki frontend. This is a great way to find bottlenecks before deployment.
Hosts can be entered via spreadsheet or auto-detected as they boot on the private network. Attributes describe the cluster at the global level, the appliance at the install type level, or the server at the host level. Machines that are online can be managed from the UI. When a given host is selected, the graphs show usage of that particular host instead of the overall cluster.
Stacki Pro Support
Support includes assisting organizations during the proof-of-concept, staging, and deployment phases. Included are configuration and installation questions, explanation of routine maintenance, diagnosis of system issues, and any bug fixes or patches that may be necessary.
A big portion of that support is helping customers integrate Stacki into their existing infrastructure. This is achieved in all versions of Stacki via our programmable framework designed so that third-party management systems can enroll whole clusters, individual nodes (based on machine types or roles), or run health checks for performance monitoring or troubleshooting. This enables IT ops to create and tailor Carts and Pallets to meet the organization’s specific needs, making installations extremely flexible.