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Autoscaling OpenShift Workloads With Custom Prometheus Metrics

Kubernetes enables the automated scaling of applications to meet workload demands. Historically only memory and CPU consumption could be considered in scaling decisions, but the OpenShift Custom Metrics Autoscaler operator and KEDA remove that limitation. Read on to learn how OpenShift enables auto scaling based on the metrics that are important to your business.

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OpenShift Virtualization on vSphere

OpenShift Virtualization builds upon KubeVirt to provide a container native home for your virtual machine workloads. While bare metal is the only officially support platform today, this post will walk through enabling OpenShift Virtualization on vSphere in a lab environment. With nested virtualization you’ll be able to spin up containerized VMs bridged to your physical networks.

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Debugging AWS STS Authentication for OpenShift Operators

OpenShift supports granular AWS permissions for pods running cluster operators or even user applications. This enhances security by providing only the necessary privileges and nothing more. This post explores debugging authN and authZ of pods attempting to use fine grained IAM roles in combination with AWS secure token service.

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Deploying a Cross-platform Windows and Linux Application to OpenShift

An application can sometimes require diverse components that span technology stacks. There may be a depency on a legacy component built for Windows which may not be suitable for deployment to Linux. The good news is it may still be suitable for deployment to Kubernetes. With a Windows node in your OpenShift cluster you can deploy cross-platform applications that can simultaneously leverage the strengths of Linux and Windows.

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Adding a Windows Node to an OpenShift Cluster

The Windows Machine Config Operator builds and configures Windows machines to act as nodes in an OpenShift cluster enabling cross platform workloads. This post will demonstrate the addition of a Windows node to an existing cluster and explore the integration of Windows and Kubernetes.

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Installing OpenShift on Azure for Windows Containers

Adding support for Windows nodes in your OpenShift cluster is a day 2 operation that requires preparation at install time. It is important to accommodate the hybrid networking requirements for Windows Kubernetes nodes. Azure specific tasks and gotchas are highlighted in this part 1 of 3 while laying the groundwork applicable to deploying OpenShift on any provider in preparation for managing Windows containers.

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How do OpenShift Over The Air Updates Work?

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

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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