OpenShift PaaS Weekly Tips and Tricks – September 16, 2012

Platform-as-a-service makes deploying applications to cloud fast and easy. But, to get the most out of the OpenShift PaaS, it helps to stay abreast of the interesting technical issues plus their workarounds and solutions. We’ve made this easy with a weekly tips and tricks blog.

Running rhc commands without re-entering password
When running an rhc command that involves the OpenShift broker, authentication is required. But on the client side, you can supply the password without having to type it in every time using this KB.

How to receive email notifications for OpenShift outages
Introduced by popular demand, we’ve created a Forum thread to report on OpenShift Outages like upgrades, DNS, and other scheduled maintenance.Platform-as-a-service makes deploying applications to cloud fast and easy. But, to get the most out of the OpenShift PaaS, it helps to stay abreast of the interesting technical issues plus their workarounds and solutions. We’ve made this easy with a weekly tips and tricks blog.

Running rhc commands without re-entering password
When running an rhc command that involves the OpenShift broker, authentication is required. But on the client side, you can supply the password without having to type it in every time using this KB.

How to receive email notifications for OpenShift outages
Introduced by popular demand, we’ve created a Forum thread to report on OpenShift Outages like upgrades, DNS, and other scheduled maintenance. Please subscribe to Planned Outages as you would any other Forum thread of interest.

How to avoid 502 Errors
If you run into a “Proxy Error” in the browser when trying running txns on your application, please refer to this forum thread. In general, txns that take a long time to complete should be handled by a separate asynchronous thread.

What you need to know about extra resources granted to you
Many users have questions about the free resources they’ve were granted upon request. Here’s an FAQ that will help.

Synching 2 git repositories
There’s been several questions about adding and synching a second repo to OpenShift’s application modification workflow. This KB will help guide you through the git commands needed.

Jenkins Troubleshooting tips
We have a blog with a set of troubleshooting tips for Jenkins installations here. Feel free to add to it with your comments/findings.

Special thanks to all Community users who helped report these issues on IRC, Forums and the mailing list. Without you, we won’t know what we have to fix nor how we can improve. So please keep the questions coming!!

Thank you!

Nam Duong – Customer Enablement
Product Marketing Manager
OpenShift | PaaS by Red Hat

http://openshift.redhat.com
Twitter: @openshift, @NamDuong_rh

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