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How do OpenShift Over The Air Updates Work?

on March 9, 2021

OpenShift 4 extends the operator pattern introduced by CoreOS, and enables automated management of the Kubernetes cluster and the underlying resources including machine instances and operating system configuration. Operator driven over the air updates enable automated updates much like you are accustomed to receiving for your smart phone. What follows is a a technical exploration of the OpenShift over the air updates implementation. Operators All the Way Down What is an “Operator”?

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OpenShift 4 on OpenStack Networking and Installation

on February 15, 2020

OpenShift Containter Platform 4 is much more like Tectonic than OpenShift 3. Particularly when it comes to installation and node management. Rather then building machines and running an Ansible playbook to configure them you now have the option of setting a fewer paramters in an install config running an installer to build and configure the cluster from scratch. I would like to illustrate how the basics of the networking might look when installing OpenShift on OpenStack.

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Playbook to replace bootstrap.kubeconfig and node certificates on OpenShift 3.10 3.11

on May 9, 2019

If you are a serial upgrader like me, you may have found that at one point during your 3.10.xx patching (say 3.10.119) you hit this error during the data plane upgrade: TASK [openshift_node : Approve the node] ************************************************************ task path: /usr/share/ansible/openshift-ansible/roles/openshift_node/tasks/upgrade/restart.yml:49 Using module file /usr/share/ansible/openshift-ansible/roles/lib_openshift/library/ ... FAILED - RETRYING: Approve the node (30 retries left).Result was: { "all_subjects_found": [], "attempts": 1, "changed": false, "client_approve_results": [], "client_csrs": {}, "failed": true, "invocation": { "module_args": { "node_list": [ "ose-test-node-01.

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Downgrade Etcd 3.3.11 to 3.2.22 for OpenShift Compatibility

on February 19, 2019

While I was working on migrating etcd to my master nodes I was bitten by an incompatible etcd v3.3.11 RPM made available via RHEL Server Extras repo. Before I got to my last master the RPM was no longer available, and the scaleup playbook failed. I became aware that 3.3.11 is not compatible and should not have been made available. Unfortunately all members of my etcd cluster were already upgraded and the fix is to take down the cluster, downgrade etcd, and restore from snapshot.

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