REMOTE ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL CODEREADY CONTAINERS (OPENSHIFT) ENVIRONMENT

What is CodeReady Containers and why?

When you want to set up an Openshift cluster for personal use eg learning, development, doing demos, etc., you have the following choices:

  1. Installer Provisioned Infrastructure (IPI) requires 3 master and 2 worker + 1 Bootstrap servers (on AWS, Azure). Note that the Bootstrap server is only needed during the creation of the Openshift cluster and not after the setup.
  2. User Provisioned Infrastructure (UPI) requires 3 masters and 2 workers + Bootstrap servers (VMs and bare metal)
  3. CodeReady Containers on your laptop or desktop computer. CodeReady Containers allows you to run a minimal, preconfigured OpenShift 4.X cluster to your local laptop or desktop computer for development and testing purposes.

For personal use and learning purposes, Options 3 is orders of magnitude cheaper (1 laptop vs 5 AWS EC2 instances or VMs) and easier to set up compared to Options 1 and 2. Continue reading REMOTE ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL CODEREADY CONTAINERS (OPENSHIFT) ENVIRONMENT