Wiping the Slate Clean with the OpenShift Container Platform

With traditional virtualized infrastructure or Infrastructure-as-a-Service, it is common practice to regularly refresh instances back to a known good state. This provides confidence that the application workloads have the correct runtime configuration, no deltas are being introduced, and they can be relied upon to provide value for the business. In these cases, you might use tools such as Ansible or Jenkins, but when we move our application workloads to containers running on OpenShift Container Platform, we can use native tools provided by that platform to achieve the same result.

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Red Hat CDK installation in just minutes!

Ready to develop container application in
just over 4 minutes?

Since I started playing around with OpenShift in its various forms, such as Online with cartridges and then later as containerized images, nothing has gotten me more excited than the availability of the Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK).

This kit has made it possible to easily gain access to a full, product based installation of OpenShift as you would interact with it in application development in just minutes. While exploring all the steps involved to get this installed locally, I decided to roll it all into the demo template that is used extensively on both JBoss Demo Central and Red Hat Demo Central.

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