This is Part 2 of a 2 part series of blogs that will help you bringing your applications into OpenShift. Now that we already know what is a template, and why we should use templates, let’s walk through the process of creating a template for our application. Our application For this example, we are going to bring into OpenShift an application that will display a map and perform geospatial queries to populate the map with all Major League Baseball stadiums in the United States.
This is Part 1 of a 2 part series of blogs that will help you bringing your applications into OpenShift. OpenShift 3 allows you to deploy your application to the cloud and the great thing is it doesn’t matter if your cloud is public, private, or even hybrid. Typically, the PaaS platform (OpenShift in this case) will provide a set of predefined runtimes that a developer can use to deploy an application on top of.
Some time after we launched, we realized how easy it was to run OpenShift itself as a Docker container, as that’s one of the possible ways to install and run OpenShift. Our lead architect, Clayton Coleman, realized that since every developer will probably have the “oc” (OpenShift client) client tool available on their machines, it could be very easy to add some behaviour to that client to bootstrap a local OpenShift instance.