Applied DevOps: Tools and Techniques to Change your Enterprise – Red Hat Summit

Applied DevOps: Tools and Techniques to Change your Enterprise - Red Hat Summit

One of the most common threads I see when discussing devops with an enterprise is how quickly people forget that it’s supposed to make their lives easier. People may have picked up a book like “The Phoenix Project” and understood that automation is good. Perhaps engineers also get that businesses need to adapt quickly. What they forget is that devops is supposed to make their jobs easier and less stressful in the long run.

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Availability Issues Last Week

I wanted to spend a moment to discuss some of the availability issues we had last week with OpenShift Online. We take availability very seriously but sometimes even with the best of preparation, changes can cause unforeseen consequences. That was most certainly the case with our last update. Background Our reverse proxy layer, the one […]

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Update rhc Tools Now and Avoid the Poodle SSL Issue

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Google researchers released information about a new SSL vulnerability called Poodle (CVE-2014-3566). We have fixed this bug, but in the process noticed that some popular libraries were broken and require updating, such as slightly older versions of the rubygem httpclient. This library in particular is important because the OpenShift RHC […]

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How to Configure an AWS S3 Bucket Store for OpenShift

How to Configure an AWS S3 Bucket Store for OpenShift

Most cloud offerings, including OpenShift, do not block storae or shared filesystems. This is no accident. Shared filesystems can be complicated, slow, and difficult to tune to the variety of workloads thrown at them. There are many valid use cases where files needs to be shared across several disconnected gears. What’s a coder to do?

This post shows you how to communicate with S3 to create and delete file objects using PHP and the standard AWS toolkit with OpenShift.

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Using Subversion with OpenShift

This community cartridge gives a simple svn setup that anyone can use with an existing application. The main got’cha here is that you can’t switch back and forth between svn and git. If you use SVN, you should stop using git.

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Customizing Autoscale Functionality in OpenShift

OpenShift’s autoscaling functionality is one of the most asked about features of OpenShift. The autoscaler is a self contained daemon (called haproxy_ctld) that runs inside your gears and it watches HAProxy (the load balancer OpenShift uses to balance across several gears). As the number of people requesting access to your site goes up, haproxy_ctld sends a request to the broker to add more gears. As the number of concurrent users on your app goes down, haproxy_ctld will tell the broker to start destroying gears.

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Online Release for December 2013

Santa Himself Can’t Even Deliver This Fast A new release of OpenShift Online is now available. This was a shorter release focused on bugs so if you think you’ve found a new one make sure you report it to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/. A new version of the client tools is available so make sure to update. For […]

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Online Release for November 2013

The OpenShift Team is happy to announce that a new version of OpenShift Online is now available! As always, to make sure you’re able to take full advantage of any new features, please be sure to update to the latest version of rhc tools. This month’s release introduces some great features like zero downtime deployment […]

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Online Release for October 2013

We’re proud to announce another update to OpenShift Online. One of the most requested features is now available–group membership and user management. Before today people working in teams (and there’s lots of them) could only grant access using ssh public keys. It wasn’t ideal, but people made it work. Now the owner of an account […]

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