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Check out the ThingWorx Container Deployment Hub!!

atiwari-4
12-Amethyst

Check out the ThingWorx Container Deployment Hub!!

Hello ThingWorx Community members!!
We heard you! We, from ThingWorx IoT Team, would like to inform you that we’re offering enablement and guidance on how to deploy, run, and manage ThingWorx Foundation on Azure Kubernetes Service.

We’d like you to check out the ThingWorx Container Deployment hub where we provide key information to enable you to deploy the ThingWorx Foundation single server or HA cluster on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). We also plan to add further details and Knowledge Base (KB) articles over the period to curate all the best practices around containerization and deployment of ThingWorx on Kubernetes in this space. Stay tuned!

Please note that the content offered on the KB articles is for community guidance and is not officially supported by PTC (Tech Support or R&D). For more information on what’s supported, please check out this FAQ KB article: https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/CS367532

 

Conceptual diagram showing ThingWorx deployment on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)Conceptual diagram showing ThingWorx deployment on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

 

 

Should you have any questions or feedback for us or would like to share your own version/insights on the containerized deployment of ThingWorx, please feel free to create a community post with the label “Containers” and we’ll try our best to respond. We’d like to encourage all our ThingWorx developer community members to share what you are doing with your containerization deployment to help us help you in your Day-1 and Day-2 DevOps journey!

 

Go TWXers!!

Regards,
Ayush Tiwari
ThingWorx Product Management

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Awesome content! Thank you @atiwari-4 and team!

Perfect way to start untangling your AKS story!

Why not go ALL THE WAY, and actually provide Docker containers?

 

I'm sure PTC already has a build pipeline for containers so why not just push them to a private container registery? At the minimum, do it for paying customers...

Thanks for your feedback and question @carloquinonez 
We do plan to provide Docker container images via the PTC hosted Docker Repo which is on our long-term roadmap. However, in the interim, we have realized that a lot of ThingWorx users have their container registry and like the flexibility to build ThingWorx docker images using our Dockerfiles. Please let us know if you see any challenges building your Docker Container images and hosting them in your internal IT’s repository for your development use cases?

Hello Ayush @atiwari-4 ,

I agree that having the opportunity to build the docker images yourself is a good thing. The current build scripts and Dockerfiles provided by PTC work well and building the images yourself is not such a big struggle. After all, it's an opportunity to quicky update them when for example a new security update version is available from either OpenJDK, Tomcat, Thingworx or some other component in the toolchain.  So I hope PTC keeps updating the Dockerfiles so they work with upcoming releases of Thingworx.

 

Regards,

Tom

Hello Ayush,

The current package PTC has released for Thingworx Deployment in AKS is very helpful, though it still misses some documentation.

SSO configuration for Thingworx in AKS for example.  Can some documentation be provided about that also ?

 

Regards,

Tom

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