Red Hat OpenShift installer

Let's get meta: This is a blog post about a video about a blog post. Is that kind of like calling someone to tell them you sent them an email? How can you use the Red Hat OpenShift installer (for OpenShift 4) with Windows when the installer only runs on Linux or MacOS? Keep reading to find out.

In late April, I published a somewhat popular article about creating a Red Hat OpenShift 4 cluster on AWS using Windows as your desktop operating system, despite that fact that the OpenShift installer (openshift-install) runs on Linux or macOS, but not Windows.

For those who learn better by visual input—"visual learning" is the phrase—I've created a short video. It's about four minutes and touches on the key points. Click here to watch the video and read the previous article.

What's new?

Some things to note:

  1. The version of openshift-install is now 4.1.something.
  2. openshift-install, previously, gave you specific login instructions when finished. Now it simply gives you the password. My video addresses that.
  3. The meter is running on AWS. When you're finished with your cluster, you can easily wipe out everything with one command: ./openshift-install destroy cluster

Containers? Windows? Me?

Yes, by all means. If you're, say, a .NET developer and want to learn about, play with, or start using Linux container technology, don't count yourself out.

The move from .NET Framework to .NET Core is a small step—not a giant leap—and you can leverage your existing developer skills immediately. You do not need to learn a ton of Linux skills and commands and jargon; you can get started immediately.

Here's to the future and your success.

Last updated: September 3, 2019