Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.13 brings key features and enhancements to the developer experience in the Red Hat OpenShift console. Here’s a quick overview of the 4.13 features and improvements based on customer requests:
- Easily identify which pods are receiving traffic.
- Create serverless functions from the Developer perspective when using Red Hat OpenShift Serverless.
- Import from Git flow now supports pipeline-as-code.
- Improved user experience around Helm charts:
- The creation and deletion process is now performed asynchronously, so you don’t have to wait for those actions to complete before performing your next task in the console.
- The Helm Release list now includes a Status column.
- New terminology: users now Create and Delete Helm Releases.
- Navigation improvements to the Pipeline overall experience when using Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines.
- Customize the timeout period and/or provide a custom image for your own web terminal instance.
- Administrators can now set default resources to be pre-pinned in the Developer Perspective navigation for all users.
Let’s drill into a few of these.
Easily identify which pods are receiving traffic
Developers and admins alike are now easily able to view whether or not a pod is receiving traffic. In the Topology view, the Resources tab of the side panel displays an icon indicating whether the associated pods are receiving traffic (Figure 1).
In the Pods list view in the Workloads section of the Administrator Perspective, you can manage the default columns of their pods list, and display the Receiving traffic column for easy access to the information (Figure 2).
Create serverless functions
As of OpenShift 4.13, you can now create serverless functions by using the Create Serverless function or Import from Git flows from the Add page (Figure 3).
[ Try it in the Developer Sandbox: Create an OpenShift serverless function ]
Console customization by the admin
We have enhanced the form-based experience to customize areas of the OpenShift console from Cluster Settings. Cluster administrators can now define the pre-pinned resources on the Developer Perspective navigation for all users, as shown in Figure 4.
How to get started with OpenShift 4.13
Ready to try these new features for yourself? Get started with OpenShift 4.13 today on the Developer Sandbox for Red Hat OpenShift.
Check out the following resources to learn more about the new OpenShift 4.13 release:
- Video: What's new in OpenShift 4.13 [Developer Edition]
- Red Hat Developer YouTube channel
- Try Red Hat OpenShift
If you have questions, feel free to comment below or contact us. Community feedback helps us to continually improve the OpenShift developer experience. Tweet me @serenamarie125 or join the OpenShift Developer Experience Google group to share your feedback.Last updated: September 19, 2023