Introduction to OpenEBS
OpenEBS provides Container Attached Storage or CAS to the stateful applications on Kubernetes. MayaData is the founding company of the Open Source project OpenEBS, which is now a CNCF project. We are the largest contributor to the project and community development. The community operates primarily through the slack channel, where our team members and community members are very active in providing support to OpenEBS. The Open Source OpenEBS is referred to as Community Edition in this Help Center.
The OpenEBS Enterprise Edition is a hardened version of the CNCF project OpenEBS. The Enterprise Edition is intended for enterprises that require a supported platform - all enterprise customers of MayaData receive the Enterprise Edition as well as the other capabilities of the Kubera.
Community Edition vs Enterprise Edition
Currently, the main difference between the two editions is rugged testing of the enterprise code and the support from a dedicated customer success team. The tickets created will have SLAs applied to them and priority support will be offered.
Moving to OpenEBS Enterprise from Community Edition
If you are already using OpenEBS Community Edition, to get support and other capabilities of Kubera, do the following:
- Sign Up to MayaData if you have not already done that.
- Connect your cluster which requires support for OpenEBS to Director. By default, your cluster will be under the Kubera free plan. Upgrade the cluster to the Kubera Standard plan. You can now either chat with agents in the Help Center or submit a ticket to get priority support.
- If you do not wish to connect your cluster to Director either because of your security policies or air-gapped environment, you need to install Kubera OnPrem on one of your Kubernetes clusters or on the Kubernetes cluster to which you need the OpenEBS support for. Once the required cluster is connected to Kubera OnPrem. You can now either chat with agents in the Help Center or submit a ticket to get support.
New to OpenEBS and not joined community yet?
OpenEBS community is very vibrant with many active users willing to help you get started. If you are not a part of the community, you may want to join the community slack.
Read OpenEBS documentation
Documentation of community edition of OpenEBS is applicable to OpenEBS Enterprise also. For basic design, configuration and implementation of OpenEBS on your clusters refer to the OpenEBS documentation.