Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Financial AppDev in the Cloud with Generic Loan Demo

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Previously you received a containerized financial application as a demonstration for application development in the Cloud.

This was intended to showcase a generic loan process based application running in a container on the Container Development Kit (CDK).

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Multiple demo projects installed on OCP.
Times have changed, the products showcased move forward and this is an update to take the Generic Loan demo application in to the future with JBoss EAP 7.0 and JBoss BPM Suite 6.4 on OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 3.5.

Updated generic loan project

Today the updated financial (FSI) generic loan example that can be installed on any OpenShift Container Platform layer of your stack.

Other improvements include the ability to clone the project from inside the container and to install this demo project alongside any of the others found in Red Hat Demo Central in a single OCP instance.

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Containerized deployment of Generic Loan application.
You can now fully demo and leverage a financial industry generic loan process example based on JBoss BPM Suite through the business central web console running containerized on OCP.

Processing generic loans in the Cloud

The first step is to make use of the OCP installation demo project, which gives you a container platform in just minutes.

If more help is needed, there is a video of the installation that can support your efforts. You can also make use of this online free workshop that starts with lab 01 walking through an OCP installation.

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Containerized JBoss BPM Suite with Generic Loan project

Now that the you have OCP up and running, you can start moving the Generic Loan project into the Cloud with the following steps:

  1. Download JBoss EAP & JBoss BPM Suite, add to installs directory (see installs/README).
  2. Run 'init.sh' or 'init.bat' file. 'init.bat' must be run with Administrative privileges:
   # The installation needs to be pointed to a running version
   # of OpenShift, so pass an IP address such as:
   #
   $ ./init.sh 192.168.99.100  # example for OCP.
Log in to JBoss BPM Suite to start exploring a generic loan application (the address will be generated by the init script):
Now you are up and running with a fully installed, Cloud ready JBoss Generic Loan project!

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Red Hat Cloud Suite is AppDev in the Cloud
For more information around containers, a Cloud stack and why you need to care about this containerized stack for your application development, see the App Dev Cloud Stack series that takes you on a tour of the Red Hat Cloud Suite.

Stay tuned for more!