Eric D. Schabell: January 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021

How to setup the OpenShift Container Platform 4.6 on your local machine

CodeReady ContainersAre you looking to develop a few projects on your local machine and push them on to a real OpenShift Container Platform without having to worry about cloud hosting of your container platform?

Would you like to do that on one of the newer versions of OpenShift Container Platform such as version 4.6?

Look no further as CodeReady Containers puts it all at your fingertips. Experience the joys of cloud native development and automated rolling deployments. 

The idea was to make this as streamlined of an experience as possible by using the same CodeReady Containers Easy Install project. Let's take a look at what this looks like.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

CodeReady Containers - Installing business automation operator (Part 4)

As a consistent user and developer on the OpenShift platform over the years, I've tried helping users by sharing my application development content as we've journeyed from  cartridges all the way to container base development.

With container based development we've also transitioned from using templates to define how to deploy our tooling and applications, to operators. There are many examples of how to work with the templated versions of our applications around decision management and process automation found on Red Hat Demo Central and JBoss Demo Central.

Over the releases of OpenShift 4.x we've seen that operators have become the preferred method of packaging, deploying and managing a Kubernetes-native, thus OpenShift, application. With this in mind it felt like time to explore and update existing demos and example projects to employ the provided operators for installation and runtime.

In this series of articles I'll be providing a walk through what it is to use the latest tooling provided by the business automation operator on the OpenShift Container Platform. We'll install the operator by hand, start instances of the decision management and process automation tooling using the OpenShift console, explore command line automation of installing, starting, and configuring the same tooling from the command line, and share a fully automated process automation tooling installation with pre-installed example project.

In the previous article we've installed the business automation operator in the OpenShift web console, installed the provided decision management  and process automation tooling. In our final article of this series, let's install the business automation operator and its provided developer tooling using the command line.