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REX-Ray is a container storage orchestration engine enabling persistence for cloud native workloads. We have received a few questions from members of the community and they are captured, with answers, below.

General Questions

Is REX-Ray still being maintained?

A: Yes, by VMware.

 

To what extent is VMware maintaining REX-Ray?

A: VMware has committed multiple open source engineers to REX-Ray.

 

I’ve been a part of the REX-Ray community for a long time, where should I go for continued support and collaboration?

A: The REX-Ray GitHub repository. The planning capabilities and historical record provided by GitHub foster and encourage community involvement.

 

Docker Ecosystem

Where do I get support for the REX-Ray plugins for Docker?

A: The REX-Ray GitHub repository.

 

Are these being maintained going forward?

A: The most up-to-date Docker-managed plugins can be found in Docker Store. Future support of managed plugins in Docker Store depends on the availability of Docker Store in the future.

 

What about Docker plugins and CSI?

A: A decision will be made if Docker announces support for CSI.

 

Which storage providers will support CSI?

A: A decision will be made if Docker announces support for CSI.

 

What will be the expected support level for CSI plugins?

A: A decision will be made if Docker announces support for CSI.

 

Mesosphere DC/OS Ecosystem

Will REX-Ray continue to ship as an option with Mesosphere DC/OS?

A: REX-Ray is continuing to ship as part of Mesosphere DC/OS and is currently considered a beta level feature. Beta level features are not recommended to be used for production workloads. If you identify bugs or have feedback please file a ticket in Mesosphere’s Jira instance.

 

Is this solution being maintained going forward?

A: With the introduction of the DC/OS Storage Service in Mesosphere DC/OS Enterprise Edition v1.11, there are no plans for promoting REX-Ray from Beta to GA within Mesosphere DC/OS.

 

How do I get support?

A: Support for Mesosphere DC/OS is as per your support contract and outlined on https://mesosphere.com/mesosphere-support-terms/. General support for Mesosphere DC/OS can be found at the Mesosphere Support Portal. You can also get unofficial help from the DC/OS community via DC/OS Community Slack.