|Get OpenShift Container Platform v3.4 today!|
A few months back I showed you how to go from no Cloud to fully Cloud enabled with a container based application development platform in just over two minutes.
This was based back then on OCP 3.3, but now it's time to update this project to get you onto the newer version 3.4 with many new features I know you want to get your hands on.
|Figure 1. Container images pulled to your box.|
As of today I have updated the OpenShift Container Platform Install Demo to deliver you version 3.4, without changing any of the installation steps. It is so simple, I believe that anyone can set this up in just over two minutes. Let's take a look, as it it only a three step process:
Install in 3 simple steps...
|Figure 2. The JBoss product templates|
are installed from their image streams.
It will check if you have the required tools installed, if not you will get a pointer to where you need to download these requirements. This means you don't have to worry about finding out what you need, just run the installation and it will tell you where to get anything that is missing.
Also note, that if you have run this installation before, it's setup to always give you a clean running installation by fixing anything that is left running or blocking an installation. Not intervention needed by you.
In figure 1 you see the installation starting, where the container layers are being pulled into your machine and setup.
Validation is shown in figure 2, where the IP address of your OCP login console is presented. I then make sure your OCP has the latest greatest JBoss middleware streams loaded and update the RHEL 7 streams.
|Figure 3. Final installation details given.|
As I have updated the image streams, it will take some time for them to be pulled into your OCP and appear in your lists of available platforms. Log in with admin user and you will see that you need to create a project, just click on the New Project button.
You can fill in the form shown in figure 4 any way you like, but I chose to line it up as the project that will soon host all my Red Hat Cloud demo projects.
Once you submit that form, you are presented with an overview of the product templates for your projects that I installed above (remember, it might take a few minutes for them all to appear, so take a sip of coffee now as it is your only chance in this process).
|Figure 4. Fill in a new project form as desired.|
This concludes the installation of OCP and you are now ready to start containerized application development. I assume you can find more information online if you are interested in getting started with the basics of container development on OCP, so I won't go into that here.
If you are looking for some deeper examples of running JBoss middleware on OCP then check out the examples collection at Red Hat Demo Central.