Chapter 2. Running an OpenShift Cluster

The easiest way to get started with OpenShift is to get access to a hosted version, such as OpenShift Online from Red Hat.

To install and run OpenShift yourself, you can download the source from the upstream OpenShift Origin project.

For quickly running OpenShift on your own computer, you can launch a prebuilt version of OpenShift.

In this chapter you will learn about these different options, including additional details on how you can get OpenShift running locally using Minishift and oc cluster up.

Using OpenShift Online

OpenShift Online is Red Hat’s publicly hosted OpenShift service. If you do not want to install and manage your own OpenShift cluster, this is the option for you.

OpenShift Online provides a free starter tier, intended for experimentation, testing, or development. When you are ready to move your application to production and make it available to others to use, or you need additional resources beyond those provided by the free tier, you can upgrade to the paid tier.

Outgrown OpenShift Online, but still do not want to install and manage OpenShift yourself? Red Hat also offers OpenShift Dedicated. This service is similar to OpenShift Online, but the OpenShift cluster is reserved for your use and is not shared by other users outside your organization.

Installing OpenShift Origin

If you prefer to install and run OpenShift yourself, you can install OpenShift Origin. The recommended installation method for OpenShift Origin uses ...

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