In recent years, containers have become a popular way to package and deploy applications. Containers allow developers to easily create and deploy consistent, isolated environments for their applications, making it easier to develop, test and deploy code.
Red Hat OpenShift is a powerful platform for managing and deploying containerized applications. It provides a complete solution for building, deploying, and managing containers, making it easier for organizations to adopt containers as a deployment method.
In this use case, we’ll explore how a software development team can use Red Hat OpenShift to manage and deploy a new application.
Step 1: Creating the Container Image
The first step in deploying a containerized application is to create a container image. The container image contains the application code, libraries, and dependencies required to run the application. The development team will use a Red Hat Certified Container Image to ensure compatibility and security in this use case.
Step 2: Setting Up the OpenShift Cluster
Once the container image has been created, the next step is to set up an OpenShift cluster. The cluster provides the infrastructure needed to run and manage the containers. The collection can be set up on-premises or in the cloud, depending on the organization’s needs.
Step 3: Deploying the Containerized Application
With the OpenShift cluster, the development team can deploy the containerized application. This is done using the OpenShift web console or the command line interface. The unit can specify the number of replicas they want to run and any resources required by the application, such as CPU and memory.
Step 4: Managing the Application
Once the application has been deployed, the development team can use OpenShift to manage the application. This includes monitoring the application, scaling the number of replicas as needed, and rolling out updates and upgrades.
Step 5: Debugging and Troubleshooting
If issues arise with the application, the development team can use OpenShift to debug and troubleshoot the issue. OpenShift provides detailed logs, monitoring, and debugging tools to help the team identify and resolve problems.
By using Red Hat OpenShift to manage and deploy their containerized application, the development team was able to simplify the deployment process and ensure a consistent, secure environment for their application. In addition, OpenShift provided a complete solution for managing and deploying containers, making it easier for the team to adopt containers as a deployment method. This use case demonstrates the benefits of using OpenShift for managing and deploying containerized applications.