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OpenShift Multi-Cluster Management Handbook

By : Giovanni Fontana, Rafael Pecora
5 (1)
Book Image

OpenShift Multi-Cluster Management Handbook

5 (1)
By: Giovanni Fontana, Rafael Pecora

Overview of this book

For IT professionals working with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the key to maximizing efficiency is understanding the powerful and resilient options to maintain the software development platform with minimal effort. OpenShift Multi-Cluster Management Handbook is a deep dive into the technology, containing knowledge essential for anyone who wants to work with OpenShift. This book starts by covering the architectural concepts and definitions necessary for deploying OpenShift clusters. It then takes you through designing Red Hat OpenShift for hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure, showing you different approaches for multiple environments (from on-premises to cloud providers). As you advance, you’ll learn container security strategies to protect pipelines, data, and infrastructure on each layer. You’ll also discover tips for critical decision making once you understand the importance of designing a comprehensive project considering all aspects of an architecture that will allow the solution to scale as your application requires. By the end of this OpenShift book, you’ll know how to design a comprehensive Red Hat OpenShift cluster architecture, deploy it, and effectively manage your enterprise-grade clusters and other critical components using tools in OpenShift Plus.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Part 1 – Design Architectures for Red Hat OpenShift
Part 2 – Leverage Enterprise Products with Red Hat OpenShift
Part 3 – Multi-Cluster CI/CD on OpenShift Using GitOps
Part 4 – A Taste of Multi-Cluster Implementation and Security Compliance
Part 5 – Continuous Learning

What is OpenShift Pipelines?

Now that you already have a lab environment, let’s start our engines and drive through OpenShift Pipelines! As we mentioned previously, OpenShift Pipelines is Red Hat’s implementation of the Tekton open source project. Let’s learn what Tekton is and how it differs from other CI/CD pipeline tools on the market.

What is Tekton?

Tekton provides a framework for creating Kubernetes native CI/CD pipelines quickly and easily. It uses CRDs to extend the Kubernetes APIs functionalities and add some custom objects that are used to implement CI/CD pipelines. You can also integrate Tekton with industry-standard CI/CD pipeline tools such as Jenkins, GitLab CI, and any others to use the best technology for each case.

Tekton is a part of the Continuous Delivery Foundation, which is sponsored by huge companies such as AWS, Red Hat, Google, Netflix, and many others. This is usually a good indication that a project will have a long life and...