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OpenShift Multi-Cluster Management Handbook

By : Giovanni Fontana, Rafael Pecora
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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

OpenShift Deployment

In this chapter, we will navigate through a deployment process for Red Hat OpenShift. A successful implementation case will be only possible when you understand the needs of the architecture, understand the branding technology applied to the underlying infrastructure, and understand the workloads you are supposed to have on top of OpenShift.

As you have seen in Chapter 1, Hybrid Cloud Journey and Strategies, there are a lot of options in this multi-cluster universe. So, what are the best options for you? How can you choose? It can be very confusing if you start to prepare the requisites of the deployment without properly preparing yourself for it. That said, we must stress the importance of being aligned with the architecture chosen to ensure the expected deployment will succeed. Runtime changes and unplanned gaps can have unexpected results and create a platform full of flaws, causing the platform to malfunction. Making a comparison with the real world, it...