Jenkins Pipeline Builds and A/B Deployments in CDK

The CDK 2.3 version has added the newest OpenShift Container Platform 3.3, allowing us to make use of the Jenkins Pipeline builds as well a special route configuration, which enables A/B deployments. In this post, I will show you how to achieve that configuration using a microservice application.

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Use Vagrant Landrush to add DNS features to your OpenShift CDK Machine

With the release of the Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK), it’s been easier to set up a development environment with OpenShift to create, develop and test your own containerized applications, and easier evaluate different CI/CD strategies with Jenkins — strategies that reflect your team’s unique culture.

However, when you want to access applications by their DNS names, you cannot do so because there is no DNS server pointing to that name. That is, of course, until now!

Vagrant provides a very nice plugin that can use dnsmasq to create a DNS caching server to provide this access.

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