[Podcast] PodCTL #37 – How to Deploy Applications to Kubernetes

[Podcast] PodCTL #37 - How to Deploy Applications to Kubernetes

This week we received a question from a listener that asked a common question: I was interested to know if you guys could talk a little more about the relationship between: OpenShift templates
 Helm templates
 CoreOS Operators With all of the innovation happening within Kubernetes and around the Kubernetes ecosystem, sometimes it can be difficult […]

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VNC Desktop with Automation Broker

VNC Desktop with Automation Broker

We recently had the idea to create a VNC Desktop APB that would deploy a pod running VNC. The idea was that this might be useful for troubleshooting connectivity issues within the cluster by including a web browser along with the bind-utils and net-tools packages. As with most APB’s we’ve developed, there were several iterations […]

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Using Ansible Galaxy Roles in Ansible Playbook Bundles

Using Ansible Galaxy Roles in Ansible Playbook Bundles

The Open Service Broker API standard aims to standardize how services (cloud, third-party, on-premise, legacy, etc) are delivered to applications running on cloud platforms like OpenShift. This allows applications to consume services the exact same way no matter on which cloud platform they are deployed. The service broker pluggable architecture enables admins to add third-party […]

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Enhanced OpenShift JBoss AMQ container image for production

AMQ image with secret

As a Solution Architect at Red Hat, I had the opportunity to run an « JBoss AMQ on OpenShift workshop » some weeks ago at a customer site. Working with AMQ for years outside OpenShift and having just played with the containerized version, I was astonished that some features were already there but not documented while some […]

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Leveraging the Crunchy PostgreSQL Operator on OpenShift for Efficient Database Management

Leveraging the Crunchy PostgreSQL Operator on OpenShift for Efficient Database Management

Red Hat OpenShift brings an environment to simplify harnessing the power of Kubernetes for managing a suite of stateless applications, but applications that maintain state (e.g. databases) often require a little bit more work. Often on teams, there are people dedicated to managing the requirements, configurations, deployment for stateful applications in their production environment and […]

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Red Hat OpenShift and Microsoft Windows Containers

Red Hat OpenShift and Microsoft Windows Containers

Over the last several years, many users I have spoken with have told me they are down to just two operating systems in their production environments: RHEL and Windows Server. They have accomplished a lot with containers in OpenShift and want to replicate that success on the Windows platform. They see signs that Microsoft is […]

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Getting Started with Istio and Jaeger on Your Laptop

Getting Started with Istio and Jaeger on Your Laptop

About a year ago Red Hat announced its participation as a launch partner of the Istio project, a service mesh technology that creates an application focused network that transparently protects the applications from abnormalities in environments. The main goals of Istio are enhancing overall application security and availability through many different capabilities such as intelligent […]

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Asynchronous Bind with the Automation Broker

Introduction In June 2017, Todd Sanders & John Matthews introduced readers to the Ansible Playbook Bundles (APB) and the Automation Broker. Back then, the broker was named Ansible Service Broker but it serves the same function today, in conjunction with APBs, deliver simple to complex multi-container services to OpenShift or Kubernetes. The Ansible Playbook Bundles […]

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Executing commands in Pods using K8s API

Introduction As part of my exploration of Kubernetes, while working on a project I wanted to execute commands inside a pod. Rather then forcing the container to have some specific behaviour, I wanted to utilize the API mechanism exposed as the kubectl exec subcommand. While investigating, I found that exec doesn’t yet sport extensive documentation, […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL Basics – Windows Containers & Kubernetes

[Podcast] PodCTL Basics - Windows Containers & Kubernetes

It’s been a while since we did a “PodCTL Basics” show (see: Kubernetes, Linux Containers, Containerizing an Application, Services Meshes), but we’ve heard a lot of questions about Windows Containers, so we thought it was time to review the basics. In this short show, we talk about the differences between Linux and Windows containers, the dependencies […]

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