OpenShift for developers

By: Ben Pritchett
Updated: 7/6/2017

OpenShift container platform allows developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment. Developers can own and maintain their applications through production environments by using Kubernetes to provide a secure, robust and extendable manner for orchestrating applications, and OpenShift to further access management, build, and deploy those services.

This cheat sheet explains how to:

  • Build, deploy, and manage an application with OpenShift using step-by-step examples.

  • Understand how administrator tasks can impact developers.

  • Select commands to manage an application’s lifecycle, including resource management, cluster management, and operational commands.


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View available OpenShift projects

Let's list out our current available projects (those that we have at least view access for):

$ oc get projects

If this is our first login and no one has added us to any existing projects, there shouldn't be any projects listed. Let's create a project (allowed by self-provisioner role to all authenticated users, in the default Openshift policy installation).

$ oc new-project myproject --display-name='My Project' --description='cool project owned by myuser'

Now using project "myproject" on server "". To build a new example application on Ruby you can add applications to this project with the 'new-app' command. For example, try:

oc new-app centos/ruby-22-centos7~

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