Automation Broker Discovering Helm Charts

The Automation Broker works in conjunction with the Kubernetes Service Catalog to make services and applications easily deployable. An end user selects a service to be provisioned, selects a “plan” that describes the level of service (small, large, paid, free, persistent, ephemeral, etc), and then provides any required parameters. In this scenario, Helm charts can […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #40 – Scaling OpenShift Roadshows

[Podcast] PodCTL #40 - Scaling OpenShift Roadshows

Summertime is typically a slow news cycle for technology, so some people find time to relax, while others use it as an opportunity to learning something new. One activity that draws lots of people eager to learn are the OpenShift roadshow, where both Application Developers and IT Operations can get hands-on with OpenShift and related […]

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[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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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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