Quick and Dirty Block Storage for OpenShift (iSCSI)

Quick and Dirty Block Storage for OpenShift (iSCSI)

Do you have an OpenShift installation, maybe a test cluster, but no fancy storage solution to provide your Persistent Volumes? Most people would turn to NFS for this, but did you know that it’s almost as easy to set up a simple iSCSI server? This blog post will walk through a simple example.

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Managing the Lifecycle of OpenShift Clusters: Vetting OpenShift Installations

Managing the Lifecycle of OpenShift Clusters: Vetting OpenShift Installations

Whether installing a new release of a software package or just installing an update (such as a bug fix), it is wise to perform tests against the newly installed software in order to confirm that it is performing correctly in the target environment. This is especially true with OpenShift since it contains a number of open source components and can be deployed to a variety of environments, such as an on-prem datacenter, or a public or private cloud.

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Using Post Hook to Initialize a Database

Using Post Hook to Initialize a Database

In the OpenShift v2 days, we used Action Hooks to initialize a database with test data. OpenShift 3.x also provides pod lifecycle hooks that can be leveraged to initialize the database after the database starts inside a pod. This blog explains the approach using pod lifecycle hooks. In this blog, I am using MYSQL database as an example. A similar approach can be used with other databases.

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