From Java code in your repo to a running Pod on Kubernetes. This article explains all the steps needed, including basic shortcuts.
San Francisco, June 9-10, 2014. In the halls of the Marriott Marquis hotel, the first DockerCon is held. “Containers everywhere!” is printed on the back of event T-shirts. The first big news of DockerCon is the launch of Docker 1.0, but there is much more to come. It is the beginning of what is later […]
In the year 2023 we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Docker and the 9th anniversary of Kubernetes. Container technology has now become mainstream. But recent advances in the Podman ecosystem prove that innovation in the container world is still happening at a strong pace. Podman 4 was released in February 2022 and brought considerable improvements […]
Are you a developer or just a curious individual who wants to dip their toes in the Cloud, but are not sure whether to go for OpenShift Local or Single Node OpenShift? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, I will explore the differences and similarities between these two variants of OpenShift, so […]
Part two of the article series. This time about Helm Charts, Operators and various CLI tools to work with container images.
Docker came a long way. It established itself very fast as the de-facto standard to get going with your container journey. It did not matter if you wanted to just play around with containers or if you wanted to build up new microservices, Docker was and still is a great choice to get yourself started. […]
Many of us use container images from day to day, maybe also in many various architectures. For example on your Raspberry PI (aarch64), do you really know how it works in detail? I have worked with container images more or less since 2015 but during an OpenShift 4 air-gapped installation and mirroring of images into […]
OpenShift 3.3 and later contain the functionality to route pod traffic to the external world via a well-defined IP address. This is useful for example if your external services are protected using a firewall and you do not want to open the firewall to all cluster nodes. The way it works is that a egress […]
In the OpenShift world, Services take place on the OSI Layer 3 / IP, while Routing is an OSI Layer 7 / HTTP/TLS concept. Once you’ve wrapped your head around this backwards choice of naming, things are fairly easy: An OpenShift Router is a component which listens on a physical host’s HTTP/S ports for incoming […]
To allow stable endpoints in an environment of ever changing starting and stopping Pods (and therefore constantly changing IP addresses), Kubernetes introduces (and OpenShift uses) the concept of services. Services are stable IP addresses (taken per default from the 172.30.0.0/16 subnet) that remain the same as long as the service exists. Connection requests to a […]