Chapter 2. OpenShift CLI (oc)

2.1. Getting started with the OpenShift CLI

2.1.1. About the OpenShift CLI

With the OpenShift command-line interface (CLI), the oc command, you can create applications and manage OpenShift Container Platform projects from a terminal. The OpenShift CLI is ideal in the following situations:

  • Working directly with project source code
  • Scripting OpenShift Container Platform operations
  • Managing projects while restricted by bandwidth resources and the web console is unavailable

2.1.2. Installing the OpenShift CLI

You can install the OpenShift CLI (oc) either by downloading the binary or by using an RPM.

2.1.2.1. Installing the OpenShift CLI by downloading the binary

You can install the OpenShift CLI (oc) to interact with OpenShift Container Platform from a command-line interface. You can install oc on Linux, Windows, or macOS.

Important

If you installed an earlier version of oc, you cannot use it to complete all of the commands in OpenShift Container Platform 4.9. Download and install the new version of oc.

Installing the OpenShift CLI on Linux

You can install the OpenShift CLI (oc) binary on Linux by using the following procedure.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the OpenShift Container Platform downloads page on the Red Hat Customer Portal.
  2. Select the appropriate version in the Version drop-down menu.
  3. Click Download Now next to the OpenShift v4.9 Linux Client entry and save the file.
  4. Unpack the archive:

    $ tar xvzf <file>
  5. Place the oc binary in a directory that is on your PATH.

    To check your PATH, execute the following command:

    $ echo $PATH

After you install the OpenShift CLI, it is available using the oc command:

$ oc <command>
Installing the OpenShift CLI on Windows

You can install the OpenShift CLI (oc) binary on Windows by using the following procedure.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the OpenShift Container Platform downloads page on the Red Hat Customer Portal.
  2. Select the appropriate version in the Version drop-down menu.
  3. Click Download Now next to the OpenShift v4.9 Windows Client entry and save the file.
  4. Unzip the archive with a ZIP program.
  5. Move the oc binary to a directory that is on your PATH.

    To check your PATH, open the command prompt and execute the following command:

    C:\> path

After you install the OpenShift CLI, it is available using the oc command:

C:\> oc <command>
Installing the OpenShift CLI on macOS

You can install the OpenShift CLI (oc) binary on macOS by using the following procedure.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the OpenShift Container Platform downloads page on the Red Hat Customer Portal.
  2. Select the appropriate version in the Version drop-down menu.
  3. Click Download Now next to the OpenShift v4.9 MacOSX Client entry and save the file.
  4. Unpack and unzip the archive.
  5. Move the oc binary to a directory on your PATH.

    To check your PATH, open a terminal and execute the following command:

    $ echo $PATH

After you install the OpenShift CLI, it is available using the oc command:

$ oc <command>

2.1.2.2. Installing the OpenShift CLI by using the web console

You can install the OpenShift CLI (oc) to interact with OpenShift Container Platform from a web console. You can install oc on Linux, Windows, or macOS.

Important

If you installed an earlier version of oc, you cannot use it to complete all of the commands in OpenShift Container Platform 4.9. Download and install the new version of oc.

2.1.2.2.1. Installing the OpenShift CLI on Linux using the web console

You can install the OpenShift CLI (oc) binary on Linux by using the following procedure.

Procedure

  1. From the web console, click ?.

    click question mark
  2. Click Command Line Tools.

    CLI list
  3. Select appropriate oc binary for your Linux platform, and then click Download oc for Linux.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Unpack the archive.

    $ tar xvzf <file>
  6. Move the oc binary to a directory that is on your PATH.

    To check your PATH, execute the following command:

    $ echo $PATH

After you install the OpenShift CLI, it is available using the oc command:

$ oc <command>
2.1.2.2.2. Installing the OpenShift CLI on Windows using the web console

You can install the OpenShift CLI (oc) binary on Winndows by using the following procedure.

Procedure

  1. From the web console, click ?.

    click question mark
  2. Click Command Line Tools.

    CLI list
  3. Select the oc binary for Windows platform, and then click Download oc for Windows for x86_64.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Unzip the archive with a ZIP program.
  6. Move the oc binary to a directory that is on your PATH.

    To check your PATH, open the command prompt and execute the following command:

    C:\> path

After you install the OpenShift CLI, it is available using the oc command:

C:\> oc <command>
2.1.2.2.3. Installing the OpenShift CLI on macOS using the web console

You can install the OpenShift CLI (oc) binary on macOS by using the following procedure.

Procedure

  1. From the web console, click ?.

    click question mark
  2. Click Command Line Tools.

    CLI list
  3. Select the oc binary for macOS platform, and then click Download oc for Mac for x86_64.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Unpack and unzip the archive.
  6. Move the oc binary to a directory on your PATH.

    To check your PATH, open a terminal and execute the following command:

    $ echo $PATH

After you install the OpenShift CLI, it is available using the oc command:

$ oc <command>

2.1.2.3. Installing the OpenShift CLI by using an RPM

For Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), you can install the OpenShift CLI (oc) as an RPM if you have an active OpenShift Container Platform subscription on your Red Hat account.

Prerequisites

  • Must have root or sudo privileges.

Procedure

  1. Register with Red Hat Subscription Manager:

    # subscription-manager register
  2. Pull the latest subscription data:

    # subscription-manager refresh
  3. List the available subscriptions:

    # subscription-manager list --available --matches '*OpenShift*'
  4. In the output for the previous command, find the pool ID for an OpenShift Container Platform subscription and attach the subscription to the registered system:

    # subscription-manager attach --pool=<pool_id>
  5. Enable the repositories required by OpenShift Container Platform 4.9.

    • For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8:

      # subscription-manager repos --enable="rhocp-4.9-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms"
    • For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7:

      # subscription-manager repos --enable="rhel-7-server-ose-4.9-rpms"
  6. Install the openshift-clients package:

    # yum install openshift-clients

After you install the CLI, it is available using the oc command:

$ oc <command>

2.1.3. Logging in to the OpenShift CLI

You can log in to the OpenShift CLI (oc) to access and manage your cluster.

Prerequisites

  • You must have access to an OpenShift Container Platform cluster.
  • You must have installed the OpenShift CLI (oc).
Note

To access a cluster that is accessible only over an HTTP proxy server, you can set the HTTP_PROXY, HTTPS_PROXY and NO_PROXY variables. These environment variables are respected by the oc CLI so that all communication with the cluster goes through the HTTP proxy.

Procedure

  1. Enter the oc login command and pass in a user name:

    $ oc login -u user1
  2. When prompted, enter the required information:

    Example output

    Server [https://localhost:8443]: https://openshift.example.com:6443 1
    The server uses a certificate signed by an unknown authority.
    You can bypass the certificate check, but any data you send to the server could be intercepted by others.
    Use insecure connections? (y/n): y 2
    
    Authentication required for https://openshift.example.com:6443 (openshift)
    Username: user1
    Password: 3
    Login successful.
    
    You don't have any projects. You can try to create a new project, by running
    
        oc new-project <projectname>
    
    Welcome! See 'oc help' to get started.

    1
    Enter the OpenShift Container Platform server URL.
    2
    Enter whether to use insecure connections.
    3
    Enter the user’s password.
Note

If you are logged in to the web console, you can generate an oc login command that includes your token and server information. You can use the command to log in to the OpenShift Container Platform CLI without the interactive prompts. To generate the command, select Copy login command from the username drop-down menu at the top right of the web console.

You can now create a project or issue other commands for managing your cluster.

2.1.4. Using the OpenShift CLI

Review the following sections to learn how to complete common tasks using the CLI.

2.1.4.1. Creating a project

Use the oc new-project command to create a new project.

$ oc new-project my-project

Example output

Now using project "my-project" on server "https://openshift.example.com:6443".

2.1.4.2. Creating a new app

Use the oc new-app command to create a new application.

$ oc new-app https://github.com/sclorg/cakephp-ex

Example output

--> Found image 40de956 (9 days old) in imagestream "openshift/php" under tag "7.2" for "php"

...

    Run 'oc status' to view your app.

2.1.4.3. Viewing pods

Use the oc get pods command to view the pods for the current project.

$ oc get pods -o wide

Example output

NAME                  READY   STATUS      RESTARTS   AGE     IP            NODE                           NOMINATED NODE
cakephp-ex-1-build    0/1     Completed   0          5m45s   10.131.0.10   ip-10-0-141-74.ec2.internal    <none>
cakephp-ex-1-deploy   0/1     Completed   0          3m44s   10.129.2.9    ip-10-0-147-65.ec2.internal    <none>
cakephp-ex-1-ktz97    1/1     Running     0          3m33s   10.128.2.11   ip-10-0-168-105.ec2.internal   <none>

2.1.4.4. Viewing pod logs

Use the oc logs command to view logs for a particular pod.

$ oc logs cakephp-ex-1-deploy

Example output

--> Scaling cakephp-ex-1 to 1
--> Success

2.1.4.5. Viewing the current project

Use the oc project command to view the current project.

$ oc project

Example output

Using project "my-project" on server "https://openshift.example.com:6443".

2.1.4.6. Viewing the status for the current project

Use the oc status command to view information about the current project, such as services, deployments, and build configs.

$ oc status

Example output

In project my-project on server https://openshift.example.com:6443

svc/cakephp-ex - 172.30.236.80 ports 8080, 8443
  dc/cakephp-ex deploys istag/cakephp-ex:latest <-
    bc/cakephp-ex source builds https://github.com/sclorg/cakephp-ex on openshift/php:7.2
    deployment #1 deployed 2 minutes ago - 1 pod

3 infos identified, use 'oc status --suggest' to see details.

2.1.4.7. Listing supported API resources

Use the oc api-resources command to view the list of supported API resources on the server.

$ oc api-resources

Example output

NAME                                  SHORTNAMES       APIGROUP                              NAMESPACED   KIND
bindings                                                                                     true         Binding
componentstatuses                     cs                                                     false        ComponentStatus
configmaps                            cm                                                     true         ConfigMap
...

2.1.5. Getting help

You can get help with CLI commands and OpenShift Container Platform resources in the following ways.

  • Use oc help to get a list and description of all available CLI commands:

    Example: Get general help for the CLI

    $ oc help

    Example output

    OpenShift Client
    
    This client helps you develop, build, deploy, and run your applications on any OpenShift or Kubernetes compatible
    platform. It also includes the administrative commands for managing a cluster under the 'adm' subcommand.
    
    Usage:
      oc [flags]
    
    Basic Commands:
      login           Log in to a server
      new-project     Request a new project
      new-app         Create a new application
    
    ...

  • Use the --help flag to get help about a specific CLI command:

    Example: Get help for the oc create command

    $ oc create --help

    Example output

    Create a resource by filename or stdin
    
    JSON and YAML formats are accepted.
    
    Usage:
      oc create -f FILENAME [flags]
    
    ...

  • Use the oc explain command to view the description and fields for a particular resource:

    Example: View documentation for the Pod resource

    $ oc explain pods

    Example output

    KIND:     Pod
    VERSION:  v1
    
    DESCRIPTION:
         Pod is a collection of containers that can run on a host. This resource is
         created by clients and scheduled onto hosts.
    
    FIELDS:
       apiVersion	<string>
         APIVersion defines the versioned schema of this representation of an
         object. Servers should convert recognized schemas to the latest internal
         value, and may reject unrecognized values. More info:
         https://git.k8s.io/community/contributors/devel/api-conventions.md#resources
    
    ...

2.1.6. Logging out of the OpenShift CLI

You can log out the OpenShift CLI to end your current session.

  • Use the oc logout command.

    $ oc logout

    Example output

    Logged "user1" out on "https://openshift.example.com"

This deletes the saved authentication token from the server and removes it from your configuration file.

2.2. Configuring the OpenShift CLI

2.2.1. Enabling tab completion

After you install the oc CLI tool, you can enable tab completion to automatically complete oc commands or suggest options when you press Tab.

Prerequisites

  • You must have the oc CLI tool installed.
  • You must have the package bash-completion installed.

Procedure

The following procedure enables tab completion for Bash.

  1. Save the Bash completion code to a file.

    $ oc completion bash > oc_bash_completion
  2. Copy the file to /etc/bash_completion.d/.

    $ sudo cp oc_bash_completion /etc/bash_completion.d/

    You can also save the file to a local directory and source it from your .bashrc file instead.

Tab completion is enabled when you open a new terminal.

2.3. Extending the OpenShift CLI with plug-ins

You can write and install plug-ins to build on the default oc commands, allowing you to perform new and more complex tasks with the OpenShift Container Platform CLI.

2.3.1. Writing CLI plug-ins

You can write a plug-in for the OpenShift Container Platform CLI in any programming language or script that allows you to write command-line commands. Note that you can not use a plug-in to overwrite an existing oc command.

Procedure

This procedure creates a simple Bash plug-in that prints a message to the terminal when the oc foo command is issued.

  1. Create a file called oc-foo.

    When naming your plug-in file, keep the following in mind:

    • The file must begin with oc- or kubectl- to be recognized as a plug-in.
    • The file name determines the command that invokes the plug-in. For example, a plug-in with the file name oc-foo-bar can be invoked by a command of oc foo bar. You can also use underscores if you want the command to contain dashes. For example, a plug-in with the file name oc-foo_bar can be invoked by a command of oc foo-bar.
  2. Add the following contents to the file.

    #!/bin/bash
    
    # optional argument handling
    if [[ "$1" == "version" ]]
    then
        echo "1.0.0"
        exit 0
    fi
    
    # optional argument handling
    if [[ "$1" == "config" ]]
    then
        echo $KUBECONFIG
        exit 0
    fi
    
    echo "I am a plugin named kubectl-foo"

After you install this plug-in for the OpenShift Container Platform CLI, it can be invoked using the oc foo command.

Additional resources

2.3.2. Installing and using CLI plug-ins

After you write a custom plug-in for the OpenShift Container Platform CLI, you must install it to use the functionality that it provides.

Prerequisites

  • You must have the oc CLI tool installed.
  • You must have a CLI plug-in file that begins with oc- or kubectl-.

Procedure

  1. If necessary, update the plug-in file to be executable.

    $ chmod +x <plugin_file>
  2. Place the file anywhere in your PATH, such as /usr/local/bin/.

    $ sudo mv <plugin_file> /usr/local/bin/.
  3. Run oc plugin list to make sure that the plug-in is listed.

    $ oc plugin list

    Example output

    The following compatible plugins are available:
    
    /usr/local/bin/<plugin_file>

    If your plug-in is not listed here, verify that the file begins with oc- or kubectl-, is executable, and is on your PATH.

  4. Invoke the new command or option introduced by the plug-in.

    For example, if you built and installed the kubectl-ns plug-in from the Sample plug-in repository, you can use the following command to view the current namespace.

    $ oc ns

    Note that the command to invoke the plug-in depends on the plug-in file name. For example, a plug-in with the file name of oc-foo-bar is invoked by the oc foo bar command.

2.4. OpenShift CLI developer command reference

This reference provides descriptions and example commands for OpenShift CLI (oc) developer commands. For administrator commands, see the OpenShift CLI administrator command reference.

Run oc help to list all commands or run oc <command> --help to get additional details for a specific command.

2.4.1. OpenShift CLI (oc) developer commands

2.4.1.1. oc annotate

Update the annotations on a resource

Example usage

  # Update pod 'foo' with the annotation 'description' and the value 'my frontend'
  # If the same annotation is set multiple times, only the last value will be applied
  oc annotate pods foo description='my frontend'

  # Update a pod identified by type and name in "pod.json"
  oc annotate -f pod.json description='my frontend'

  # Update pod 'foo' with the annotation 'description' and the value 'my frontend running nginx', overwriting any existing value
  oc annotate --overwrite pods foo description='my frontend running nginx'

  # Update all pods in the namespace
  oc annotate pods --all description='my frontend running nginx'

  # Update pod 'foo' only if the resource is unchanged from version 1
  oc annotate pods foo description='my frontend running nginx' --resource-version=1

  # Update pod 'foo' by removing an annotation named 'description' if it exists
  # Does not require the --overwrite flag
  oc annotate pods foo description-

2.4.1.2. oc api-resources

Print the supported API resources on the server

Example usage

  # Print the supported API resources
  oc api-resources

  # Print the supported API resources with more information
  oc api-resources -o wide

  # Print the supported API resources sorted by a column
  oc api-resources --sort-by=name

  # Print the supported namespaced resources
  oc api-resources --namespaced=true

  # Print the supported non-namespaced resources
  oc api-resources --namespaced=false

  # Print the supported API resources with a specific APIGroup
  oc api-resources --api-group=extensions

2.4.1.3. oc api-versions

Print the supported API versions on the server, in the form of "group/version"

Example usage

  # Print the supported API versions
  oc api-versions

2.4.1.4. oc apply

Apply a configuration to a resource by file name or stdin

Example usage

  # Apply the configuration in pod.json to a pod
  oc apply -f ./pod.json

  # Apply resources from a directory containing kustomization.yaml - e.g. dir/kustomization.yaml
  oc apply -k dir/

  # Apply the JSON passed into stdin to a pod
  cat pod.json | oc apply -f -

  # Note: --prune is still in Alpha
  # Apply the configuration in manifest.yaml that matches label app=nginx and delete all other resources that are not in the file and match label app=nginx
  oc apply --prune -f manifest.yaml -l app=nginx

  # Apply the configuration in manifest.yaml and delete all the other config maps that are not in the file
  oc apply --prune -f manifest.yaml --all --prune-whitelist=core/v1/ConfigMap

2.4.1.5. oc apply edit-last-applied

Edit latest last-applied-configuration annotations of a resource/object

Example usage

  # Edit the last-applied-configuration annotations by type/name in YAML
  oc apply edit-last-applied deployment/nginx

  # Edit the last-applied-configuration annotations by file in JSON
  oc apply edit-last-applied -f deploy.yaml -o json

2.4.1.6. oc apply set-last-applied

Set the last-applied-configuration annotation on a live object to match the contents of a file

Example usage

  # Set the last-applied-configuration of a resource to match the contents of a file
  oc apply set-last-applied -f deploy.yaml

  # Execute set-last-applied against each configuration file in a directory
  oc apply set-last-applied -f path/

  # Set the last-applied-configuration of a resource to match the contents of a file; will create the annotation if it does not already exist
  oc apply set-last-applied -f deploy.yaml --create-annotation=true

2.4.1.7. oc apply view-last-applied

View the latest last-applied-configuration annotations of a resource/object

Example usage

  # View the last-applied-configuration annotations by type/name in YAML
  oc apply view-last-applied deployment/nginx

  # View the last-applied-configuration annotations by file in JSON
  oc apply view-last-applied -f deploy.yaml -o json

2.4.1.8. oc attach

Attach to a running container

Example usage

  # Get output from running pod mypod; use the 'oc.kubernetes.io/default-container' annotation
  # for selecting the container to be attached or the first container in the pod will be chosen
  oc attach mypod

  # Get output from ruby-container from pod mypod
  oc attach mypod -c ruby-container

  # Switch to raw terminal mode; sends stdin to 'bash' in ruby-container from pod mypod
  # and sends stdout/stderr from 'bash' back to the client
  oc attach mypod -c ruby-container -i -t

  # Get output from the first pod of a replica set named nginx
  oc attach rs/nginx

2.4.1.9. oc auth can-i

Check whether an action is allowed

Example usage

  # Check to see if I can create pods in any namespace
  oc auth can-i create pods --all-namespaces

  # Check to see if I can list deployments in my current namespace
  oc auth can-i list deployments.apps

  # Check to see if I can do everything in my current namespace ("*" means all)
  oc auth can-i '*' '*'

  # Check to see if I can get the job named "bar" in namespace "foo"
  oc auth can-i list jobs.batch/bar -n foo

  # Check to see if I can read pod logs
  oc auth can-i get pods --subresource=log

  # Check to see if I can access the URL /logs/
  oc auth can-i get /logs/

  # List all allowed actions in namespace "foo"
  oc auth can-i --list --namespace=foo

2.4.1.10. oc auth reconcile

Reconciles rules for RBAC role, role binding, cluster role, and cluster role binding objects

Example usage

  # Reconcile RBAC resources from a file
  oc auth reconcile -f my-rbac-rules.yaml

2.4.1.11. oc autoscale

Autoscale a deployment config, deployment, replica set, stateful set, or replication controller

Example usage

  # Auto scale a deployment "foo", with the number of pods between 2 and 10, no target CPU utilization specified so a default autoscaling policy will be used
  oc autoscale deployment foo --min=2 --max=10

  # Auto scale a replication controller "foo", with the number of pods between 1 and 5, target CPU utilization at 80%
  oc autoscale rc foo --max=5 --cpu-percent=80

2.4.1.12. oc cancel-build

Cancel running, pending, or new builds

Example usage

  # Cancel the build with the given name
  oc cancel-build ruby-build-2

  # Cancel the named build and print the build logs
  oc cancel-build ruby-build-2 --dump-logs

  # Cancel the named build and create a new one with the same parameters
  oc cancel-build ruby-build-2 --restart

  # Cancel multiple builds
  oc cancel-build ruby-build-1 ruby-build-2 ruby-build-3

  # Cancel all builds created from the 'ruby-build' build config that are in the 'new' state
  oc cancel-build bc/ruby-build --state=new

2.4.1.13. oc cluster-info

Display cluster information

Example usage

  # Print the address of the control plane and cluster services
  oc cluster-info

2.4.1.14. oc cluster-info dump

Dump relevant information for debugging and diagnosis

Example usage

  # Dump current cluster state to stdout
  oc cluster-info dump

  # Dump current cluster state to /path/to/cluster-state
  oc cluster-info dump --output-directory=/path/to/cluster-state

  # Dump all namespaces to stdout
  oc cluster-info dump --all-namespaces

  # Dump a set of namespaces to /path/to/cluster-state
  oc cluster-info dump --namespaces default,kube-system --output-directory=/path/to/cluster-state

2.4.1.15. oc completion

Output shell completion code for the specified shell (bash or zsh)

Example usage

  # Installing bash completion on macOS using homebrew
  ## If running Bash 3.2 included with macOS
  brew install bash-completion
  ## or, if running Bash 4.1+
  brew install bash-completion@2
  ## If oc is installed via homebrew, this should start working immediately
  ## If you've installed via other means, you may need add the completion to your completion directory
  oc completion bash > $(brew --prefix)/etc/bash_completion.d/oc


  # Installing bash completion on Linux
  ## If bash-completion is not installed on Linux, install the 'bash-completion' package
  ## via your distribution's package manager.
  ## Load the oc completion code for bash into the current shell
  source <(oc completion bash)
  ## Write bash completion code to a file and source it from .bash_profile
  oc completion bash > ~/.kube/completion.bash.inc
  printf "
  # Kubectl shell completion
  source '$HOME/.kube/completion.bash.inc'
  " >> $HOME/.bash_profile
  source $HOME/.bash_profile

  # Load the oc completion code for zsh[1] into the current shell
  source <(oc completion zsh)
  # Set the oc completion code for zsh[1] to autoload on startup
  oc completion zsh > "${fpath[1]}/_oc"

2.4.1.16. oc config current-context

Display the current-context

Example usage

  # Display the current-context
  oc config current-context

2.4.1.17. oc config delete-cluster

Delete the specified cluster from the kubeconfig

Example usage

  # Delete the minikube cluster
  oc config delete-cluster minikube

2.4.1.18. oc config delete-context

Delete the specified context from the kubeconfig

Example usage

  # Delete the context for the minikube cluster
  oc config delete-context minikube

2.4.1.19. oc config delete-user

Delete the specified user from the kubeconfig

Example usage

  # Delete the minikube user
  oc config delete-user minikube

2.4.1.20. oc config get-clusters

Display clusters defined in the kubeconfig

Example usage

  # List the clusters that oc knows about
  oc config get-clusters

2.4.1.21. oc config get-contexts

Describe one or many contexts

Example usage

  # List all the contexts in your kubeconfig file
  oc config get-contexts

  # Describe one context in your kubeconfig file
  oc config get-contexts my-context

2.4.1.22. oc config get-users

Display users defined in the kubeconfig

Example usage

  # List the users that oc knows about
  oc config get-users

2.4.1.23. oc config rename-context

Rename a context from the kubeconfig file

Example usage

  # Rename the context 'old-name' to 'new-name' in your kubeconfig file
  oc config rename-context old-name new-name

2.4.1.24. oc config set

Set an individual value in a kubeconfig file

Example usage

  # Set the server field on the my-cluster cluster to https://1.2.3.4
  oc config set clusters.my-cluster.server https://1.2.3.4

  # Set the certificate-authority-data field on the my-cluster cluster
  oc config set clusters.my-cluster.certificate-authority-data $(echo "cert_data_here" | base64 -i -)

  # Set the cluster field in the my-context context to my-cluster
  oc config set contexts.my-context.cluster my-cluster

  # Set the client-key-data field in the cluster-admin user using --set-raw-bytes option
  oc config set users.cluster-admin.client-key-data cert_data_here --set-raw-bytes=true

2.4.1.25. oc config set-cluster

Set a cluster entry in kubeconfig

Example usage

  # Set only the server field on the e2e cluster entry without touching other values
  oc config set-cluster e2e --server=https://1.2.3.4

  # Embed certificate authority data for the e2e cluster entry
  oc config set-cluster e2e --embed-certs --certificate-authority=~/.kube/e2e/kubernetes.ca.crt

  # Disable cert checking for the dev cluster entry
  oc config set-cluster e2e --insecure-skip-tls-verify=true

  # Set custom TLS server name to use for validation for the e2e cluster entry
  oc config set-cluster e2e --tls-server-name=my-cluster-name

2.4.1.26. oc config set-context

Set a context entry in kubeconfig

Example usage

  # Set the user field on the gce context entry without touching other values
  oc config set-context gce --user=cluster-admin

2.4.1.27. oc config set-credentials

Set a user entry in kubeconfig

Example usage

  # Set only the "client-key" field on the "cluster-admin"
  # entry, without touching other values
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --client-key=~/.kube/admin.key

  # Set basic auth for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --username=admin --password=uXFGweU9l35qcif

  # Embed client certificate data in the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --client-certificate=~/.kube/admin.crt --embed-certs=true

  # Enable the Google Compute Platform auth provider for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --auth-provider=gcp

  # Enable the OpenID Connect auth provider for the "cluster-admin" entry with additional args
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --auth-provider=oidc --auth-provider-arg=client-id=foo --auth-provider-arg=client-secret=bar

  # Remove the "client-secret" config value for the OpenID Connect auth provider for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --auth-provider=oidc --auth-provider-arg=client-secret-

  # Enable new exec auth plugin for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --exec-command=/path/to/the/executable --exec-api-version=client.authentication.k8s.io/v1beta1

  # Define new exec auth plugin args for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --exec-arg=arg1 --exec-arg=arg2

  # Create or update exec auth plugin environment variables for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --exec-env=key1=val1 --exec-env=key2=val2

  # Remove exec auth plugin environment variables for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --exec-env=var-to-remove-

2.4.1.28. oc config unset

Unset an individual value in a kubeconfig file

Example usage

  # Unset the current-context
  oc config unset current-context

  # Unset namespace in foo context
  oc config unset contexts.foo.namespace

2.4.1.29. oc config use-context

Set the current-context in a kubeconfig file

Example usage

  # Use the context for the minikube cluster
  oc config use-context minikube

2.4.1.30. oc config view

Display merged kubeconfig settings or a specified kubeconfig file

Example usage

  # Show merged kubeconfig settings
  oc config view

  # Show merged kubeconfig settings and raw certificate data
  oc config view --raw

  # Get the password for the e2e user
  oc config view -o jsonpath='{.users[?(@.name == "e2e")].user.password}'

2.4.1.31. oc cp

Copy files and directories to and from containers

Example usage

  # !!!Important Note!!!
  # Requires that the 'tar' binary is present in your container
  # image.  If 'tar' is not present, 'oc cp' will fail.
  #
  # For advanced use cases, such as symlinks, wildcard expansion or
  # file mode preservation, consider using 'oc exec'.

  # Copy /tmp/foo local file to /tmp/bar in a remote pod in namespace <some-namespace>
  tar cf - /tmp/foo | oc exec -i -n <some-namespace> <some-pod> -- tar xf - -C /tmp/bar

  # Copy /tmp/foo from a remote pod to /tmp/bar locally
  oc exec -n <some-namespace> <some-pod> -- tar cf - /tmp/foo | tar xf - -C /tmp/bar

  # Copy /tmp/foo_dir local directory to /tmp/bar_dir in a remote pod in the default namespace
  oc cp /tmp/foo_dir <some-pod>:/tmp/bar_dir

  # Copy /tmp/foo local file to /tmp/bar in a remote pod in a specific container
  oc cp /tmp/foo <some-pod>:/tmp/bar -c <specific-container>

  # Copy /tmp/foo local file to /tmp/bar in a remote pod in namespace <some-namespace>
  oc cp /tmp/foo <some-namespace>/<some-pod>:/tmp/bar

  # Copy /tmp/foo from a remote pod to /tmp/bar locally
  oc cp <some-namespace>/<some-pod>:/tmp/foo /tmp/bar

2.4.1.32. oc create

Create a resource from a file or from stdin

Example usage

  # Create a pod using the data in pod.json
  oc create -f ./pod.json

  # Create a pod based on the JSON passed into stdin
  cat pod.json | oc create -f -

  # Edit the data in docker-registry.yaml in JSON then create the resource using the edited data
  oc create -f docker-registry.yaml --edit -o json

2.4.1.33. oc create build

Create a new build

Example usage

  # Create a new build
  oc create build myapp

2.4.1.34. oc create clusterresourcequota

Create a cluster resource quota

Example usage

  # Create a cluster resource quota limited to 10 pods
  oc create clusterresourcequota limit-bob --project-annotation-selector=openshift.io/requester=user-bob --hard=pods=10

2.4.1.35. oc create clusterrole

Create a cluster role

Example usage

  # Create a cluster role named "pod-reader" that allows user to perform "get", "watch" and "list" on pods
  oc create clusterrole pod-reader --verb=get,list,watch --resource=pods

  # Create a cluster role named "pod-reader" with ResourceName specified
  oc create clusterrole pod-reader --verb=get --resource=pods --resource-name=readablepod --resource-name=anotherpod

  # Create a cluster role named "foo" with API Group specified
  oc create clusterrole foo --verb=get,list,watch --resource=rs.extensions

  # Create a cluster role named "foo" with SubResource specified
  oc create clusterrole foo --verb=get,list,watch --resource=pods,pods/status

  # Create a cluster role name "foo" with NonResourceURL specified
  oc create clusterrole "foo" --verb=get --non-resource-url=/logs/*

  # Create a cluster role name "monitoring" with AggregationRule specified
  oc create clusterrole monitoring --aggregation-rule="rbac.example.com/aggregate-to-monitoring=true"

2.4.1.36. oc create clusterrolebinding

Create a cluster role binding for a particular cluster role

Example usage

  # Create a cluster role binding for user1, user2, and group1 using the cluster-admin cluster role
  oc create clusterrolebinding cluster-admin --clusterrole=cluster-admin --user=user1 --user=user2 --group=group1

2.4.1.37. oc create configmap

Create a config map from a local file, directory or literal value

Example usage

  # Create a new config map named my-config based on folder bar
  oc create configmap my-config --from-file=path/to/bar

  # Create a new config map named my-config with specified keys instead of file basenames on disk
  oc create configmap my-config --from-file=key1=/path/to/bar/file1.txt --from-file=key2=/path/to/bar/file2.txt

  # Create a new config map named my-config with key1=config1 and key2=config2
  oc create configmap my-config --from-literal=key1=config1 --from-literal=key2=config2

  # Create a new config map named my-config from the key=value pairs in the file
  oc create configmap my-config --from-file=path/to/bar

  # Create a new config map named my-config from an env file
  oc create configmap my-config --from-env-file=path/to/bar.env

2.4.1.38. oc create cronjob

Create a cron job with the specified name

Example usage

  # Create a cron job
  oc create cronjob my-job --image=busybox --schedule="*/1 * * * *"

  # Create a cron job with a command
  oc create cronjob my-job --image=busybox --schedule="*/1 * * * *" -- date

2.4.1.39. oc create deployment

Create a deployment with the specified name

Example usage

  # Create a deployment named my-dep that runs the busybox image
  oc create deployment my-dep --image=busybox

  # Create a deployment with a command
  oc create deployment my-dep --image=busybox -- date

  # Create a deployment named my-dep that runs the nginx image with 3 replicas
  oc create deployment my-dep --image=nginx --replicas=3

  # Create a deployment named my-dep that runs the busybox image and expose port 5701
  oc create deployment my-dep --image=busybox --port=5701

2.4.1.40. oc create deploymentconfig

Create a deployment config with default options that uses a given image

Example usage

  # Create an nginx deployment config named my-nginx
  oc create deploymentconfig my-nginx --image=nginx

2.4.1.41. oc create identity

Manually create an identity (only needed if automatic creation is disabled)

Example usage

  # Create an identity with identity provider "acme_ldap" and the identity provider username "adamjones"
  oc create identity acme_ldap:adamjones

2.4.1.42. oc create imagestream

Create a new empty image stream

Example usage

  # Create a new image stream
  oc create imagestream mysql

2.4.1.43. oc create imagestreamtag

Create a new image stream tag

Example usage

  # Create a new image stream tag based on an image in a remote registry
  oc create imagestreamtag mysql:latest --from-image=myregistry.local/mysql/mysql:5.0

2.4.1.44. oc create ingress

Create an ingress with the specified name

Example usage

  # Create a single ingress called 'simple' that directs requests to foo.com/bar to svc
  # svc1:8080 with a tls secret "my-cert"
  oc create ingress simple --rule="foo.com/bar=svc1:8080,tls=my-cert"

  # Create a catch all ingress of "/path" pointing to service svc:port and Ingress Class as "otheringress"
  oc create ingress catch-all --class=otheringress --rule="/path=svc:port"

  # Create an ingress with two annotations: ingress.annotation1 and ingress.annotations2
  oc create ingress annotated --class=default --rule="foo.com/bar=svc:port" \
  --annotation ingress.annotation1=foo \
  --annotation ingress.annotation2=bla

  # Create an ingress with the same host and multiple paths
  oc create ingress multipath --class=default \
  --rule="foo.com/=svc:port" \
  --rule="foo.com/admin/=svcadmin:portadmin"

  # Create an ingress with multiple hosts and the pathType as Prefix
  oc create ingress ingress1 --class=default \
  --rule="foo.com/path*=svc:8080" \
  --rule="bar.com/admin*=svc2:http"

  # Create an ingress with TLS enabled using the default ingress certificate and different path types
  oc create ingress ingtls --class=default \
  --rule="foo.com/=svc:https,tls" \
  --rule="foo.com/path/subpath*=othersvc:8080"

  # Create an ingress with TLS enabled using a specific secret and pathType as Prefix
  oc create ingress ingsecret --class=default \
  --rule="foo.com/*=svc:8080,tls=secret1"

  # Create an ingress with a default backend
  oc create ingress ingdefault --class=default \
  --default-backend=defaultsvc:http \
  --rule="foo.com/*=svc:8080,tls=secret1"

2.4.1.45. oc create job

Create a job with the specified name

Example usage

  # Create a job
  oc create job my-job --image=busybox

  # Create a job with a command
  oc create job my-job --image=busybox -- date

  # Create a job from a cron job named "a-cronjob"
  oc create job test-job --from=cronjob/a-cronjob

2.4.1.46. oc create namespace

Create a namespace with the specified name

Example usage

  # Create a new namespace named my-namespace
  oc create namespace my-namespace

2.4.1.47. oc create poddisruptionbudget

Create a pod disruption budget with the specified name

Example usage

  # Create a pod disruption budget named my-pdb that will select all pods with the app=rails label
  # and require at least one of them being available at any point in time
  oc create poddisruptionbudget my-pdb --selector=app=rails --min-available=1

  # Create a pod disruption budget named my-pdb that will select all pods with the app=nginx label
  # and require at least half of the pods selected to be available at any point in time
  oc create pdb my-pdb --selector=app=nginx --min-available=50%

2.4.1.48. oc create priorityclass

Create a priority class with the specified name

Example usage

  # Create a priority class named high-priority
  oc create priorityclass high-priority --value=1000 --description="high priority"

  # Create a priority class named default-priority that is considered as the global default priority
  oc create priorityclass default-priority --value=1000 --global-default=true --description="default priority"

  # Create a priority class named high-priority that cannot preempt pods with lower priority
  oc create priorityclass high-priority --value=1000 --description="high priority" --preemption-policy="Never"

2.4.1.49. oc create quota

Create a quota with the specified name

Example usage

  # Create a new resource quota named my-quota
  oc create quota my-quota --hard=cpu=1,memory=1G,pods=2,services=3,replicationcontrollers=2,resourcequotas=1,secrets=5,persistentvolumeclaims=10

  # Create a new resource quota named best-effort
  oc create quota best-effort --hard=pods=100 --scopes=BestEffort

2.4.1.50. oc create role

Create a role with single rule

Example usage

  # Create a role named "pod-reader" that allows user to perform "get", "watch" and "list" on pods
  oc create role pod-reader --verb=get --verb=list --verb=watch --resource=pods

  # Create a role named "pod-reader" with ResourceName specified
  oc create role pod-reader --verb=get --resource=pods --resource-name=readablepod --resource-name=anotherpod

  # Create a role named "foo" with API Group specified
  oc create role foo --verb=get,list,watch --resource=rs.extensions

  # Create a role named "foo" with SubResource specified
  oc create role foo --verb=get,list,watch --resource=pods,pods/status

2.4.1.51. oc create rolebinding

Create a role binding for a particular role or cluster role

Example usage

  # Create a role binding for user1, user2, and group1 using the admin cluster role
  oc create rolebinding admin --clusterrole=admin --user=user1 --user=user2 --group=group1

2.4.1.52. oc create route edge

Create a route that uses edge TLS termination

Example usage

  # Create an edge route named "my-route" that exposes the frontend service
  oc create route edge my-route --service=frontend

  # Create an edge route that exposes the frontend service and specify a path
  # If the route name is omitted, the service name will be used
  oc create route edge --service=frontend --path /assets

2.4.1.53. oc create route passthrough

Create a route that uses passthrough TLS termination

Example usage

  # Create a passthrough route named "my-route" that exposes the frontend service
  oc create route passthrough my-route --service=frontend

  # Create a passthrough route that exposes the frontend service and specify
  # a host name. If the route name is omitted, the service name will be used
  oc create route passthrough --service=frontend --hostname=www.example.com

2.4.1.54. oc create route reencrypt

Create a route that uses reencrypt TLS termination

Example usage

  # Create a route named "my-route" that exposes the frontend service
  oc create route reencrypt my-route --service=frontend --dest-ca-cert cert.cert

  # Create a reencrypt route that exposes the frontend service, letting the
  # route name default to the service name and the destination CA certificate
  # default to the service CA
  oc create route reencrypt --service=frontend

2.4.1.55. oc create secret docker-registry

Create a secret for use with a Docker registry

Example usage

  # If you don't already have a .dockercfg file, you can create a dockercfg secret directly by using:
  oc create secret docker-registry my-secret --docker-server=DOCKER_REGISTRY_SERVER --docker-username=DOCKER_USER --docker-password=DOCKER_PASSWORD --docker-email=DOCKER_EMAIL

  # Create a new secret named my-secret from ~/.docker/config.json
  oc create secret docker-registry my-secret --from-file=.dockerconfigjson=path/to/.docker/config.json

2.4.1.56. oc create secret generic

Create a secret from a local file, directory, or literal value

Example usage

  # Create a new secret named my-secret with keys for each file in folder bar
  oc create secret generic my-secret --from-file=path/to/bar

  # Create a new secret named my-secret with specified keys instead of names on disk
  oc create secret generic my-secret --from-file=ssh-privatekey=path/to/id_rsa --from-file=ssh-publickey=path/to/id_rsa.pub

  # Create a new secret named my-secret with key1=supersecret and key2=topsecret
  oc create secret generic my-secret --from-literal=key1=supersecret --from-literal=key2=topsecret

  # Create a new secret named my-secret using a combination of a file and a literal
  oc create secret generic my-secret --from-file=ssh-privatekey=path/to/id_rsa --from-literal=passphrase=topsecret

  # Create a new secret named my-secret from an env file
  oc create secret generic my-secret --from-env-file=path/to/bar.env

2.4.1.57. oc create secret tls

Create a TLS secret

Example usage

  # Create a new TLS secret named tls-secret with the given key pair
  oc create secret tls tls-secret --cert=path/to/tls.cert --key=path/to/tls.key

2.4.1.58. oc create service clusterip

Create a ClusterIP service

Example usage

  # Create a new ClusterIP service named my-cs
  oc create service clusterip my-cs --tcp=5678:8080

  # Create a new ClusterIP service named my-cs (in headless mode)
  oc create service clusterip my-cs --clusterip="None"

2.4.1.59. oc create service externalname

Create an ExternalName service

Example usage

  # Create a new ExternalName service named my-ns
  oc create service externalname my-ns --external-name bar.com

2.4.1.60. oc create service loadbalancer

Create a LoadBalancer service

Example usage

  # Create a new LoadBalancer service named my-lbs
  oc create service loadbalancer my-lbs --tcp=5678:8080

2.4.1.61. oc create service nodeport

Create a NodePort service

Example usage

  # Create a new NodePort service named my-ns
  oc create service nodeport my-ns --tcp=5678:8080

2.4.1.62. oc create serviceaccount

Create a service account with the specified name

Example usage

  # Create a new service account named my-service-account
  oc create serviceaccount my-service-account

2.4.1.63. oc create user

Manually create a user (only needed if automatic creation is disabled)

Example usage

  # Create a user with the username "ajones" and the display name "Adam Jones"
  oc create user ajones --full-name="Adam Jones"

2.4.1.64. oc create useridentitymapping

Manually map an identity to a user

Example usage

  # Map the identity "acme_ldap:adamjones" to the user "ajones"
  oc create useridentitymapping acme_ldap:adamjones ajones

2.4.1.65. oc debug

Launch a new instance of a pod for debugging

Example usage

  # Start a shell session into a pod using the OpenShift tools image
  oc debug

  # Debug a currently running deployment by creating a new pod
  oc debug deploy/test

  # Debug a node as an administrator
  oc debug node/master-1

  # Launch a shell in a pod using the provided image stream tag
  oc debug istag/mysql:latest -n openshift

  # Test running a job as a non-root user
  oc debug job/test --as-user=1000000

  # Debug a specific failing container by running the env command in the 'second' container
  oc debug daemonset/test -c second -- /bin/env

  # See the pod that would be created to debug
  oc debug mypod-9xbc -o yaml

  # Debug a resource but launch the debug pod in another namespace
  # Note: Not all resources can be debugged using --to-namespace without modification. For example,
  # volumes and service accounts are namespace-dependent. Add '-o yaml' to output the debug pod definition
  # to disk.  If necessary, edit the definition then run 'oc debug -f -' or run without --to-namespace
  oc debug mypod-9xbc --to-namespace testns

2.4.1.66. oc delete

Delete resources by file names, stdin, resources and names, or by resources and label selector

Example usage

  # Delete a pod using the type and name specified in pod.json
  oc delete -f ./pod.json

  # Delete resources from a directory containing kustomization.yaml - e.g. dir/kustomization.yaml
  oc delete -k dir

  # Delete a pod based on the type and name in the JSON passed into stdin
  cat pod.json | oc delete -f -

  # Delete pods and services with same names "baz" and "foo"
  oc delete pod,service baz foo

  # Delete pods and services with label name=myLabel
  oc delete pods,services -l name=myLabel

  # Delete a pod with minimal delay
  oc delete pod foo --now

  # Force delete a pod on a dead node
  oc delete pod foo --force

  # Delete all pods
  oc delete pods --all

2.4.1.67. oc describe

Show details of a specific resource or group of resources

Example usage

  # Describe a node
  oc describe nodes kubernetes-node-emt8.c.myproject.internal

  # Describe a pod
  oc describe pods/nginx

  # Describe a pod identified by type and name in "pod.json"
  oc describe -f pod.json

  # Describe all pods
  oc describe pods

  # Describe pods by label name=myLabel
  oc describe po -l name=myLabel

  # Describe all pods managed by the 'frontend' replication controller (rc-created pods
  # get the name of the rc as a prefix in the pod the name)
  oc describe pods frontend

2.4.1.68. oc diff

Diff the live version against a would-be applied version

Example usage

  # Diff resources included in pod.json
  oc diff -f pod.json

  # Diff file read from stdin
  cat service.yaml | oc diff -f -

2.4.1.69. oc edit

Edit a resource on the server

Example usage

  # Edit the service named 'docker-registry'
  oc edit svc/docker-registry

  # Use an alternative editor
  KUBE_EDITOR="nano" oc edit svc/docker-registry

  # Edit the job 'myjob' in JSON using the v1 API format
  oc edit job.v1.batch/myjob -o json

  # Edit the deployment 'mydeployment' in YAML and save the modified config in its annotation
  oc edit deployment/mydeployment -o yaml --save-config

2.4.1.70. oc ex dockergc

Perform garbage collection to free space in docker storage

Example usage

  # Perform garbage collection with the default settings
  oc ex dockergc

2.4.1.71. oc exec

Execute a command in a container

Example usage

  # Get output from running the 'date' command from pod mypod, using the first container by default
  oc exec mypod -- date

  # Get output from running the 'date' command in ruby-container from pod mypod
  oc exec mypod -c ruby-container -- date

  # Switch to raw terminal mode; sends stdin to 'bash' in ruby-container from pod mypod
  # and sends stdout/stderr from 'bash' back to the client
  oc exec mypod -c ruby-container -i -t -- bash -il

  # List contents of /usr from the first container of pod mypod and sort by modification time
  # If the command you want to execute in the pod has any flags in common (e.g. -i),
  # you must use two dashes (--) to separate your command's flags/arguments
  # Also note, do not surround your command and its flags/arguments with quotes
  # unless that is how you would execute it normally (i.e., do ls -t /usr, not "ls -t /usr")
  oc exec mypod -i -t -- ls -t /usr

  # Get output from running 'date' command from the first pod of the deployment mydeployment, using the first container by default
  oc exec deploy/mydeployment -- date

  # Get output from running 'date' command from the first pod of the service myservice, using the first container by default
  oc exec svc/myservice -- date

2.4.1.72. oc explain

Get documentation for a resource

Example usage

  # Get the documentation of the resource and its fields
  oc explain pods

  # Get the documentation of a specific field of a resource
  oc explain pods.spec.containers

2.4.1.73. oc expose

Expose a replicated application as a service or route

Example usage

  # Create a route based on service nginx. The new route will reuse nginx's labels
  oc expose service nginx

  # Create a route and specify your own label and route name
  oc expose service nginx -l name=myroute --name=fromdowntown

  # Create a route and specify a host name
  oc expose service nginx --hostname=www.example.com

  # Create a route with a wildcard
  oc expose service nginx --hostname=x.example.com --wildcard-policy=Subdomain
  # This would be equivalent to *.example.com. NOTE: only hosts are matched by the wildcard; subdomains would not be included

  # Expose a deployment configuration as a service and use the specified port
  oc expose dc ruby-hello-world --port=8080

  # Expose a service as a route in the specified path
  oc expose service nginx --path=/nginx

  # Expose a service using different generators
  oc expose service nginx --name=exposed-svc --port=12201 --protocol="TCP" --generator="service/v2"
  oc expose service nginx --name=my-route --port=12201 --generator="route/v1"

  # Exposing a service using the "route/v1" generator (default) will create a new exposed route with the "--name" provided
  # (or the name of the service otherwise). You may not specify a "--protocol" or "--target-port" option when using this generator

2.4.1.74. oc extract

Extract secrets or config maps to disk

Example usage

  # Extract the secret "test" to the current directory
  oc extract secret/test

  # Extract the config map "nginx" to the /tmp directory
  oc extract configmap/nginx --to=/tmp

  # Extract the config map "nginx" to STDOUT
  oc extract configmap/nginx --to=-

  # Extract only the key "nginx.conf" from config map "nginx" to the /tmp directory
  oc extract configmap/nginx --to=/tmp --keys=nginx.conf

2.4.1.75. oc get

Display one or many resources

Example usage

  # List all pods in ps output format
  oc get pods

  # List all pods in ps output format with more information (such as node name)
  oc get pods -o wide

  # List a single replication controller with specified NAME in ps output format
  oc get replicationcontroller web

  # List deployments in JSON output format, in the "v1" version of the "apps" API group
  oc get deployments.v1.apps -o json

  # List a single pod in JSON output format
  oc get -o json pod web-pod-13je7

  # List a pod identified by type and name specified in "pod.yaml" in JSON output format
  oc get -f pod.yaml -o json

  # List resources from a directory with kustomization.yaml - e.g. dir/kustomization.yaml
  oc get -k dir/

  # Return only the phase value of the specified pod
  oc get -o template pod/web-pod-13je7 --template={{.status.phase}}

  # List resource information in custom columns
  oc get pod test-pod -o custom-columns=CONTAINER:.spec.containers[0].name,IMAGE:.spec.containers[0].image

  # List all replication controllers and services together in ps output format
  oc get rc,services

  # List one or more resources by their type and names
  oc get rc/web service/frontend pods/web-pod-13je7

2.4.1.76. oc idle

Idle scalable resources

Example usage

  # Idle the scalable controllers associated with the services listed in to-idle.txt
  $ oc idle --resource-names-file to-idle.txt

2.4.1.77. oc image append

Add layers to images and push them to a registry

Example usage

  # Remove the entrypoint on the mysql:latest image
  oc image append --from mysql:latest --to myregistry.com/myimage:latest --image '{"Entrypoint":null}'

  # Add a new layer to the image
  oc image append --from mysql:latest --to myregistry.com/myimage:latest layer.tar.gz

  # Add a new layer to the image and store the result on disk
  # This results in $(pwd)/v2/mysql/blobs,manifests
  oc image append --from mysql:latest --to file://mysql:local layer.tar.gz

  # Add a new layer to the image and store the result on disk in a designated directory
  # This will result in $(pwd)/mysql-local/v2/mysql/blobs,manifests
  oc image append --from mysql:latest --to file://mysql:local --dir mysql-local layer.tar.gz

  # Add a new layer to an image that is stored on disk (~/mysql-local/v2/image exists)
  oc image append --from-dir ~/mysql-local --to myregistry.com/myimage:latest layer.tar.gz

  # Add a new layer to an image that was mirrored to the current directory on disk ($(pwd)/v2/image exists)
  oc image append --from-dir v2 --to myregistry.com/myimage:latest layer.tar.gz

  # Add a new layer to a multi-architecture image for an os/arch that is different from the system's os/arch
  # Note: Wildcard filter is not supported with append. Pass a single os/arch to append
  oc image append --from docker.io/library/busybox:latest --filter-by-os=linux/s390x --to myregistry.com/myimage:latest layer.tar.gz

2.4.1.78. oc image extract

Copy files from an image to the file system

Example usage

  # Extract the busybox image into the current directory
  oc image extract docker.io/library/busybox:latest

  # Extract the busybox image into a designated directory (must exist)
  oc image extract docker.io/library/busybox:latest --path /:/tmp/busybox

  # Extract the busybox image into the current directory for linux/s390x platform
  # Note: Wildcard filter is not supported with extract. Pass a single os/arch to extract
  oc image extract docker.io/library/busybox:latest --filter-by-os=linux/s390x

  # Extract a single file from the image into the current directory
  oc image extract docker.io/library/centos:7 --path /bin/bash:.

  # Extract all .repo files from the image's /etc/yum.repos.d/ folder into the current directory
  oc image extract docker.io/library/centos:7 --path /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo:.

  # Extract all .repo files from the image's /etc/yum.repos.d/ folder into a designated directory (must exist)
  # This results in /tmp/yum.repos.d/*.repo on local system
  oc image extract docker.io/library/centos:7 --path /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo:/tmp/yum.repos.d

  # Extract an image stored on disk into the current directory ($(pwd)/v2/busybox/blobs,manifests exists)
  # --confirm is required because the current directory is not empty
  oc image extract file://busybox:local --confirm

  # Extract an image stored on disk in a directory other than $(pwd)/v2 into the current directory
  # --confirm is required because the current directory is not empty ($(pwd)/busybox-mirror-dir/v2/busybox exists)
  oc image extract file://busybox:local --dir busybox-mirror-dir --confirm

  # Extract an image stored on disk in a directory other than $(pwd)/v2 into a designated directory (must exist)
  oc image extract file://busybox:local --dir busybox-mirror-dir --path /:/tmp/busybox

  # Extract the last layer in the image
  oc image extract docker.io/library/centos:7[-1]

  # Extract the first three layers of the image
  oc image extract docker.io/library/centos:7[:3]

  # Extract the last three layers of the image
  oc image extract docker.io/library/centos:7[-3:]

2.4.1.79. oc image info

Display information about an image

Example usage

  # Show information about an image
  oc image info quay.io/openshift/cli:latest

  # Show information about images matching a wildcard
  oc image info quay.io/openshift/cli:4.*

  # Show information about a file mirrored to disk under DIR
  oc image info --dir=DIR file://library/busybox:latest

  # Select which image from a multi-OS image to show
  oc image info library/busybox:latest --filter-by-os=linux/arm64

2.4.1.80. oc image mirror

Mirror images from one repository to another

Example usage

  # Copy image to another tag
  oc image mirror myregistry.com/myimage:latest myregistry.com/myimage:stable

  # Copy image to another registry
  oc image mirror myregistry.com/myimage:latest docker.io/myrepository/myimage:stable

  # Copy all tags starting with mysql to the destination repository
  oc image mirror myregistry.com/myimage:mysql* docker.io/myrepository/myimage

  # Copy image to disk, creating a directory structure that can be served as a registry
  oc image mirror myregistry.com/myimage:latest file://myrepository/myimage:latest

  # Copy image to S3 (pull from <bucket>.s3.amazonaws.com/image:latest)
  oc image mirror myregistry.com/myimage:latest s3://s3.amazonaws.com/<region>/<bucket>/image:latest

  # Copy image to S3 without setting a tag (pull via @<digest>)
  oc image mirror myregistry.com/myimage:latest s3://s3.amazonaws.com/<region>/<bucket>/image

  # Copy image to multiple locations
  oc image mirror myregistry.com/myimage:latest docker.io/myrepository/myimage:stable \
  docker.io/myrepository/myimage:dev

  # Copy multiple images
  oc image mirror myregistry.com/myimage:latest=myregistry.com/other:test \
  myregistry.com/myimage:new=myregistry.com/other:target

  # Copy manifest list of a multi-architecture image, even if only a single image is found
  oc image mirror myregistry.com/myimage:latest=myregistry.com/other:test \
  --keep-manifest-list=true

  # Copy specific os/arch manifest of a multi-architecture image
  # Run 'oc image info myregistry.com/myimage:latest' to see available os/arch for multi-arch images
  # Note that with multi-arch images, this results in a new manifest list digest that includes only
  # the filtered manifests
  oc image mirror myregistry.com/myimage:latest=myregistry.com/other:test \
  --filter-by-os=os/arch

  # Copy all os/arch manifests of a multi-architecture image
  # Run 'oc image info myregistry.com/myimage:latest' to see list of os/arch manifests that will be mirrored
  oc image mirror myregistry.com/myimage:latest=myregistry.com/other:test \
  --keep-manifest-list=true

  # Note the above command is equivalent to
  oc image mirror myregistry.com/myimage:latest=myregistry.com/other:test \
  --filter-by-os=.*

2.4.1.81. oc import-image

Import images from a container image registry

Example usage

  # Import tag latest into a new image stream
  oc import-image mystream --from=registry.io/repo/image:latest --confirm

  # Update imported data for tag latest in an already existing image stream
  oc import-image mystream

  # Update imported data for tag stable in an already existing image stream
  oc import-image mystream:stable

  # Update imported data for all tags in an existing image stream
  oc import-image mystream --all

  # Import all tags into a new image stream
  oc import-image mystream --from=registry.io/repo/image --all --confirm

  # Import all tags into a new image stream using a custom timeout
  oc --request-timeout=5m import-image mystream --from=registry.io/repo/image --all --confirm

2.4.1.82. oc kustomize

Build a kustomization target from a directory or URL.

Example usage

  # Build the current working directory
  oc kustomize

  # Build some shared configuration directory
  oc kustomize /home/config/production

  # Build from github
  oc kustomize https://github.com/kubernetes-sigs/kustomize.git/examples/helloWorld?ref=v1.0.6

2.4.1.83. oc label

Update the labels on a resource

Example usage

  # Update pod 'foo' with the label 'unhealthy' and the value 'true'
  oc label pods foo unhealthy=true

  # Update pod 'foo' with the label 'status' and the value 'unhealthy', overwriting any existing value
  oc label --overwrite pods foo status=unhealthy

  # Update all pods in the namespace
  oc label pods --all status=unhealthy

  # Update a pod identified by the type and name in "pod.json"
  oc label -f pod.json status=unhealthy

  # Update pod 'foo' only if the resource is unchanged from version 1
  oc label pods foo status=unhealthy --resource-version=1

  # Update pod 'foo' by removing a label named 'bar' if it exists
  # Does not require the --overwrite flag
  oc label pods foo bar-

2.4.1.84. oc login

Log in to a server

Example usage

  # Log in interactively
  oc login --username=myuser

  # Log in to the given server with the given certificate authority file
  oc login localhost:8443 --certificate-authority=/path/to/cert.crt

  # Log in to the given server with the given credentials (will not prompt interactively)
  oc login localhost:8443 --username=myuser --password=mypass

2.4.1.85. oc logout

End the current server session

Example usage

  # Log out
  oc logout

2.4.1.86. oc logs

Print the logs for a container in a pod

Example usage

  # Start streaming the logs of the most recent build of the openldap build config
  oc logs -f bc/openldap

  # Start streaming the logs of the latest deployment of the mysql deployment config
  oc logs -f dc/mysql

  # Get the logs of the first deployment for the mysql deployment config. Note that logs
  # from older deployments may not exist either because the deployment was successful
  # or due to deployment pruning or manual deletion of the deployment
  oc logs --version=1 dc/mysql

  # Return a snapshot of ruby-container logs from pod backend
  oc logs backend -c ruby-container

  # Start streaming of ruby-container logs from pod backend
  oc logs -f pod/backend -c ruby-container

2.4.1.87. oc new-app

Create a new application

Example usage

  # List all local templates and image streams that can be used to create an app
  oc new-app --list

  # Create an application based on the source code in the current git repository (with a public remote) and a container image
  oc new-app . --image=registry/repo/langimage

  # Create an application myapp with Docker based build strategy expecting binary input
  oc new-app  --strategy=docker --binary --name myapp

  # Create a Ruby application based on the provided [image]~[source code] combination
  oc new-app centos/ruby-25-centos7~https://github.com/sclorg/ruby-ex.git

  # Use the public container registry MySQL image to create an app. Generated artifacts will be labeled with db=mysql
  oc new-app mysql MYSQL_USER=user MYSQL_PASSWORD=pass MYSQL_DATABASE=testdb -l db=mysql

  # Use a MySQL image in a private registry to create an app and override application artifacts' names
  oc new-app --image=myregistry.com/mycompany/mysql --name=private

  # Create an application from a remote repository using its beta4 branch
  oc new-app https://github.com/openshift/ruby-hello-world#beta4

  # Create an application based on a stored template, explicitly setting a parameter value
  oc new-app --template=ruby-helloworld-sample --param=MYSQL_USER=admin

  # Create an application from a remote repository and specify a context directory
  oc new-app https://github.com/youruser/yourgitrepo --context-dir=src/build

  # Create an application from a remote private repository and specify which existing secret to use
  oc new-app https://github.com/youruser/yourgitrepo --source-secret=yoursecret

  # Create an application based on a template file, explicitly setting a parameter value
  oc new-app --file=./example/myapp/template.json --param=MYSQL_USER=admin

  # Search all templates, image streams, and container images for the ones that match "ruby"
  oc new-app --search ruby

  # Search for "ruby", but only in stored templates (--template, --image-stream and --image
  # can be used to filter search results)
  oc new-app --search --template=ruby

  # Search for "ruby" in stored templates and print the output as YAML
  oc new-app --search --template=ruby --output=yaml

2.4.1.88. oc new-build

Create a new build configuration

Example usage

  # Create a build config based on the source code in the current git repository (with a public
  # remote) and a container image
  oc new-build . --image=repo/langimage

  # Create a NodeJS build config based on the provided [image]~[source code] combination
  oc new-build centos/nodejs-8-centos7~https://github.com/sclorg/nodejs-ex.git

  # Create a build config from a remote repository using its beta2 branch
  oc new-build https://github.com/openshift/ruby-hello-world#beta2

  # Create a build config using a Dockerfile specified as an argument
  oc new-build -D $'FROM centos:7\nRUN yum install -y httpd'

  # Create a build config from a remote repository and add custom environment variables
  oc new-build https://github.com/openshift/ruby-hello-world -e RACK_ENV=development

  # Create a build config from a remote private repository and specify which existing secret to use
  oc new-build https://github.com/youruser/yourgitrepo --source-secret=yoursecret

  # Create a build config from a remote repository and inject the npmrc into a build
  oc new-build https://github.com/openshift/ruby-hello-world --build-secret npmrc:.npmrc

  # Create a build config from a remote repository and inject environment data into a build
  oc new-build https://github.com/openshift/ruby-hello-world --build-config-map env:config

  # Create a build config that gets its input from a remote repository and another container image
  oc new-build https://github.com/openshift/ruby-hello-world --source-image=openshift/jenkins-1-centos7 --source-image-path=/var/lib/jenkins:tmp

2.4.1.89. oc new-project

Request a new project

Example usage

  # Create a new project with minimal information
  oc new-project web-team-dev

  # Create a new project with a display name and description
  oc new-project web-team-dev --display-name="Web Team Development" --description="Development project for the web team."

2.4.1.90. oc observe

Observe changes to resources and react to them (experimental)

Example usage

  # Observe changes to services
  oc observe services

  # Observe changes to services, including the clusterIP and invoke a script for each
  oc observe services --template '{ .spec.clusterIP }' -- register_dns.sh

  # Observe changes to services filtered by a label selector
  oc observe namespaces -l regist-dns=true --template '{ .spec.clusterIP }' -- register_dns.sh

2.4.1.91. oc patch

Update fields of a resource

Example usage

  # Partially update a node using a strategic merge patch, specifying the patch as JSON
  oc patch node k8s-node-1 -p '{"spec":{"unschedulable":true}}'

  # Partially update a node using a strategic merge patch, specifying the patch as YAML
  oc patch node k8s-node-1 -p $'spec:\n unschedulable: true'

  # Partially update a node identified by the type and name specified in "node.json" using strategic merge patch
  oc patch -f node.json -p '{"spec":{"unschedulable":true}}'

  # Update a container's image; spec.containers[*].name is required because it's a merge key
  oc patch pod valid-pod -p '{"spec":{"containers":[{"name":"kubernetes-serve-hostname","image":"new image"}]}}'

  # Update a container's image using a JSON patch with positional arrays
  oc patch pod valid-pod --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/containers/0/image", "value":"new image"}]'

2.4.1.92. oc policy add-role-to-user

Add a role to users or service accounts for the current project

Example usage

  # Add the 'view' role to user1 for the current project
  oc policy add-role-to-user view user1

  # Add the 'edit' role to serviceaccount1 for the current project
  oc policy add-role-to-user edit -z serviceaccount1

2.4.1.93. oc policy scc-review

Check which service account can create a pod

Example usage

  # Check whether service accounts sa1 and sa2 can admit a pod with a template pod spec specified in my_resource.yaml
  # Service Account specified in myresource.yaml file is ignored
  oc policy scc-review -z sa1,sa2 -f my_resource.yaml

  # Check whether service accounts system:serviceaccount:bob:default can admit a pod with a template pod spec specified in my_resource.yaml
  oc policy scc-review -z system:serviceaccount:bob:default -f my_resource.yaml

  # Check whether the service account specified in my_resource_with_sa.yaml can admit the pod
  oc policy scc-review -f my_resource_with_sa.yaml

  # Check whether the default service account can admit the pod; default is taken since no service account is defined in myresource_with_no_sa.yaml
  oc policy scc-review -f myresource_with_no_sa.yaml

2.4.1.94. oc policy scc-subject-review

Check whether a user or a service account can create a pod

Example usage

  # Check whether user bob can create a pod specified in myresource.yaml
  oc policy scc-subject-review -u bob -f myresource.yaml

  # Check whether user bob who belongs to projectAdmin group can create a pod specified in myresource.yaml
  oc policy scc-subject-review -u bob -g projectAdmin -f myresource.yaml

  # Check whether a service account specified in the pod template spec in myresourcewithsa.yaml can create the pod
  oc policy scc-subject-review -f myresourcewithsa.yaml

2.4.1.95. oc port-forward

Forward one or more local ports to a pod

Example usage

  # Listen on ports 5000 and 6000 locally, forwarding data to/from ports 5000 and 6000 in the pod
  oc port-forward pod/mypod 5000 6000

  # Listen on ports 5000 and 6000 locally, forwarding data to/from ports 5000 and 6000 in a pod selected by the deployment
  oc port-forward deployment/mydeployment 5000 6000

  # Listen on port 8443 locally, forwarding to the targetPort of the service's port named "https" in a pod selected by the service
  oc port-forward service/myservice 8443:https

  # Listen on port 8888 locally, forwarding to 5000 in the pod
  oc port-forward pod/mypod 8888:5000

  # Listen on port 8888 on all addresses, forwarding to 5000 in the pod
  oc port-forward --address 0.0.0.0 pod/mypod 8888:5000

  # Listen on port 8888 on localhost and selected IP, forwarding to 5000 in the pod
  oc port-forward --address localhost,10.19.21.23 pod/mypod 8888:5000

  # Listen on a random port locally, forwarding to 5000 in the pod
  oc port-forward pod/mypod :5000

2.4.1.96. oc process

Process a template into list of resources

Example usage

  # Convert the template.json file into a resource list and pass to create
  oc process -f template.json | oc create -f -

  # Process a file locally instead of contacting the server
  oc process -f template.json --local -o yaml

  # Process template while passing a user-defined label
  oc process -f template.json -l name=mytemplate

  # Convert a stored template into a resource list
  oc process foo

  # Convert a stored template into a resource list by setting/overriding parameter values
  oc process foo PARM1=VALUE1 PARM2=VALUE2

  # Convert a template stored in different namespace into a resource list
  oc process openshift//foo

  # Convert template.json into a resource list
  cat template.json | oc process -f -

2.4.1.97. oc project

Switch to another project

Example usage

  # Switch to the 'myapp' project
  oc project myapp

  # Display the project currently in use
  oc project

2.4.1.98. oc projects

Display existing projects

Example usage

  # List all projects
  oc projects

2.4.1.99. oc proxy

Run a proxy to the Kubernetes API server

Example usage

  # To proxy all of the Kubernetes API and nothing else
  oc proxy --api-prefix=/

  # To proxy only part of the Kubernetes API and also some static files
  # You can get pods info with 'curl localhost:8001/api/v1/pods'
  oc proxy --www=/my/files --www-prefix=/static/ --api-prefix=/api/

  # To proxy the entire Kubernetes API at a different root
  # You can get pods info with 'curl localhost:8001/custom/api/v1/pods'
  oc proxy --api-prefix=/custom/

  # Run a proxy to the Kubernetes API server on port 8011, serving static content from ./local/www/
  oc proxy --port=8011 --www=./local/www/

  # Run a proxy to the Kubernetes API server on an arbitrary local port
  # The chosen port for the server will be output to stdout
  oc proxy --port=0

  # Run a proxy to the Kubernetes API server, changing the API prefix to k8s-api
  # This makes e.g. the pods API available at localhost:8001/k8s-api/v1/pods/
  oc proxy --api-prefix=/k8s-api

2.4.1.100. oc registry info

Print information about the integrated registry

Example usage

  # Display information about the integrated registry
  oc registry info

2.4.1.101. oc registry login

Log in to the integrated registry

Example usage

  # Log in to the integrated registry
  oc registry login

  # Log in as the default service account in the current namespace
  oc registry login -z default

  # Log in to different registry using BASIC auth credentials
  oc registry login --registry quay.io/myregistry --auth-basic=USER:PASS

2.4.1.102. oc replace

Replace a resource by file name or stdin

Example usage

  # Replace a pod using the data in pod.json
  oc replace -f ./pod.json

  # Replace a pod based on the JSON passed into stdin
  cat pod.json | oc replace -f -

  # Update a single-container pod's image version (tag) to v4
  oc get pod mypod -o yaml | sed 's/\(image: myimage\):.*$/\1:v4/' | oc replace -f -

  # Force replace, delete and then re-create the resource
  oc replace --force -f ./pod.json

2.4.1.103. oc rollback

Revert part of an application back to a previous deployment

Example usage

  # Perform a rollback to the last successfully completed deployment for a deployment config
  oc rollback frontend

  # See what a rollback to version 3 will look like, but do not perform the rollback
  oc rollback frontend --to-version=3 --dry-run

  # Perform a rollback to a specific deployment
  oc rollback frontend-2

  # Perform the rollback manually by piping the JSON of the new config back to oc
  oc rollback frontend -o json | oc replace dc/frontend -f -

  # Print the updated deployment configuration in JSON format instead of performing the rollback
  oc rollback frontend -o json

2.4.1.104. oc rollout cancel

Cancel the in-progress deployment

Example usage

  # Cancel the in-progress deployment based on 'nginx'
  oc rollout cancel dc/nginx

2.4.1.105. oc rollout history

View rollout history

Example usage

  # View the rollout history of a deployment
  oc rollout history dc/nginx

  # View the details of deployment revision 3
  oc rollout history dc/nginx --revision=3

2.4.1.106. oc rollout latest

Start a new rollout for a deployment config with the latest state from its triggers

Example usage

  # Start a new rollout based on the latest images defined in the image change triggers
  oc rollout latest dc/nginx

  # Print the rolled out deployment config
  oc rollout latest dc/nginx -o json

2.4.1.107. oc rollout pause

Mark the provided resource as paused

Example usage

  # Mark the nginx deployment as paused. Any current state of
  # the deployment will continue its function, new updates to the deployment will not
  # have an effect as long as the deployment is paused
  oc rollout pause dc/nginx

2.4.1.108. oc rollout restart

Restart a resource

Example usage

  # Restart a deployment
  oc rollout restart deployment/nginx

  # Restart a daemon set
  oc rollout restart daemonset/abc

2.4.1.109. oc rollout resume

Resume a paused resource

Example usage

  # Resume an already paused deployment
  oc rollout resume dc/nginx

2.4.1.110. oc rollout retry

Retry the latest failed rollout

Example usage

  # Retry the latest failed deployment based on 'frontend'
  # The deployer pod and any hook pods are deleted for the latest failed deployment
  oc rollout retry dc/frontend

2.4.1.111. oc rollout status

Show the status of the rollout

Example usage

  # Watch the status of the latest rollout
  oc rollout status dc/nginx

2.4.1.112. oc rollout undo

Undo a previous rollout

Example usage

  # Roll back to the previous deployment
  oc rollout undo dc/nginx

  # Roll back to deployment revision 3. The replication controller for that version must exist
  oc rollout undo dc/nginx --to-revision=3

2.4.1.113. oc rsh

Start a shell session in a container

Example usage

  # Open a shell session on the first container in pod 'foo'
  oc rsh foo

  # Open a shell session on the first container in pod 'foo' and namespace 'bar'
  # (Note that oc client specific arguments must come before the resource name and its arguments)
  oc rsh -n bar foo

  # Run the command 'cat /etc/resolv.conf' inside pod 'foo'
  oc rsh foo cat /etc/resolv.conf

  # See the configuration of your internal registry
  oc rsh dc/docker-registry cat config.yml

  # Open a shell session on the container named 'index' inside a pod of your job
  oc rsh -c index job/sheduled

2.4.1.114. oc rsync

Copy files between a local file system and a pod

Example usage

  # Synchronize a local directory with a pod directory
  oc rsync ./local/dir/ POD:/remote/dir

  # Synchronize a pod directory with a local directory
  oc rsync POD:/remote/dir/ ./local/dir

2.4.1.115. oc run

Run a particular image on the cluster

Example usage

  # Start a nginx pod
  oc run nginx --image=nginx

  # Start a hazelcast pod and let the container expose port 5701
  oc run hazelcast --image=hazelcast/hazelcast --port=5701

  # Start a hazelcast pod and set environment variables "DNS_DOMAIN=cluster" and "POD_NAMESPACE=default" in the container
  oc run hazelcast --image=hazelcast/hazelcast --env="DNS_DOMAIN=cluster" --env="POD_NAMESPACE=default"

  # Start a hazelcast pod and set labels "app=hazelcast" and "env=prod" in the container
  oc run hazelcast --image=hazelcast/hazelcast --labels="app=hazelcast,env=prod"

  # Dry run; print the corresponding API objects without creating them
  oc run nginx --image=nginx --dry-run=client

  # Start a nginx pod, but overload the spec with a partial set of values parsed from JSON
  oc run nginx --image=nginx --overrides='{ "apiVersion": "v1", "spec": { ... } }'

  # Start a busybox pod and keep it in the foreground, don't restart it if it exits
  oc run -i -t busybox --image=busybox --restart=Never

  # Start the nginx pod using the default command, but use custom arguments (arg1 .. argN) for that command
  oc run nginx --image=nginx -- <arg1> <arg2> ... <argN>

  # Start the nginx pod using a different command and custom arguments
  oc run nginx --image=nginx --command -- <cmd> <arg1> ... <argN>

2.4.1.116. oc scale

Set a new size for a deployment, replica set, or replication controller

Example usage

  # Scale a replica set named 'foo' to 3
  oc scale --replicas=3 rs/foo

  # Scale a resource identified by type and name specified in "foo.yaml" to 3
  oc scale --replicas=3 -f foo.yaml

  # If the deployment named mysql's current size is 2, scale mysql to 3
  oc scale --current-replicas=2 --replicas=3 deployment/mysql

  # Scale multiple replication controllers
  oc scale --replicas=5 rc/foo rc/bar rc/baz

  # Scale stateful set named 'web' to 3
  oc scale --replicas=3 statefulset/web

2.4.1.119. oc serviceaccounts create-kubeconfig

Generate a kubeconfig file for a service account

Example usage

  # Create a kubeconfig file for service account 'default'
  oc serviceaccounts create-kubeconfig 'default' > default.kubeconfig

2.4.1.120. oc serviceaccounts get-token

Get a token assigned to a service account

Example usage

  # Get the service account token from service account 'default'
  oc serviceaccounts get-token 'default'

2.4.1.121. oc serviceaccounts new-token

Generate a new token for a service account

Example usage

  # Generate a new token for service account 'default'
  oc serviceaccounts new-token 'default'

  # Generate a new token for service account 'default' and apply
  # labels 'foo' and 'bar' to the new token for identification
  oc serviceaccounts new-token 'default' --labels foo=foo-value,bar=bar-value

2.4.1.122. oc set build-hook

Update a build hook on a build config

Example usage

  # Clear post-commit hook on a build config
  oc set build-hook bc/mybuild --post-commit --remove

  # Set the post-commit hook to execute a test suite using a new entrypoint
  oc set build-hook bc/mybuild --post-commit --command -- /bin/bash -c /var/lib/test-image.sh

  # Set the post-commit hook to execute a shell script
  oc set build-hook bc/mybuild --post-commit --script="/var/lib/test-image.sh param1 param2 && /var/lib/done.sh"

2.4.1.123. oc set build-secret

Update a build secret on a build config

Example usage

  # Clear the push secret on a build config
  oc set build-secret --push --remove bc/mybuild

  # Set the pull secret on a build config
  oc set build-secret --pull bc/mybuild mysecret

  # Set the push and pull secret on a build config
  oc set build-secret --push --pull bc/mybuild mysecret

  # Set the source secret on a set of build configs matching a selector
  oc set build-secret --source -l app=myapp gitsecret

2.4.1.124. oc set data

Update the data within a config map or secret

Example usage

  # Set the 'password' key of a secret
  oc set data secret/foo password=this_is_secret

  # Remove the 'password' key from a secret
  oc set data secret/foo password-

  # Update the 'haproxy.conf' key of a config map from a file on disk
  oc set data configmap/bar --from-file=../haproxy.conf

  # Update a secret with the contents of a directory, one key per file
  oc set data secret/foo --from-file=secret-dir

2.4.1.125. oc set deployment-hook

Update a deployment hook on a deployment config

Example usage

  # Clear pre and post hooks on a deployment config
  oc set deployment-hook dc/myapp --remove --pre --post

  # Set the pre deployment hook to execute a db migration command for an application
  # using the data volume from the application
  oc set deployment-hook dc/myapp --pre --volumes=data -- /var/lib/migrate-db.sh

  # Set a mid deployment hook along with additional environment variables
  oc set deployment-hook dc/myapp --mid --volumes=data -e VAR1=value1 -e VAR2=value2 -- /var/lib/prepare-deploy.sh

2.4.1.126. oc set env

Update environment variables on a pod template

Example usage

  # Update deployment config 'myapp' with a new environment variable
  oc set env dc/myapp STORAGE_DIR=/local

  # List the environment variables defined on a build config 'sample-build'
  oc set env bc/sample-build --list

  # List the environment variables defined on all pods
  oc set env pods --all --list

  # Output modified build config in YAML
  oc set env bc/sample-build STORAGE_DIR=/data -o yaml

  # Update all containers in all replication controllers in the project to have ENV=prod
  oc set env rc --all ENV=prod

  # Import environment from a secret
  oc set env --from=secret/mysecret dc/myapp

  # Import environment from a config map with a prefix
  oc set env --from=configmap/myconfigmap --prefix=MYSQL_ dc/myapp

  # Remove the environment variable ENV from container 'c1' in all deployment configs
  oc set env dc --all --containers="c1" ENV-

  # Remove the environment variable ENV from a deployment config definition on disk and
  # update the deployment config on the server
  oc set env -f dc.json ENV-

  # Set some of the local shell environment into a deployment config on the server
  oc set env | grep RAILS_ | oc env -e - dc/myapp

2.4.1.127. oc set image

Update the image of a pod template

Example usage

  # Set a deployment configs's nginx container image to 'nginx:1.9.1', and its busybox container image to 'busybox'.
  oc set image dc/nginx busybox=busybox nginx=nginx:1.9.1

  # Set a deployment configs's app container image to the image referenced by the imagestream tag 'openshift/ruby:2.3'.
  oc set image dc/myapp app=openshift/ruby:2.3 --source=imagestreamtag

  # Update all deployments' and rc's nginx container's image to 'nginx:1.9.1'
  oc set image deployments,rc nginx=nginx:1.9.1 --all

  # Update image of all containers of daemonset abc to 'nginx:1.9.1'
  oc set image daemonset abc *=nginx:1.9.1

  # Print result (in yaml format) of updating nginx container image from local file, without hitting the server
  oc set image -f path/to/file.yaml nginx=nginx:1.9.1 --local -o yaml

2.4.1.128. oc set image-lookup

Change how images are resolved when deploying applications

Example usage

  # Print all of the image streams and whether they resolve local names
  oc set image-lookup

  # Use local name lookup on image stream mysql
  oc set image-lookup mysql

  # Force a deployment to use local name lookup
  oc set image-lookup deploy/mysql

  # Show the current status of the deployment lookup
  oc set image-lookup deploy/mysql --list

  # Disable local name lookup on image stream mysql
  oc set image-lookup mysql --enabled=false

  # Set local name lookup on all image streams
  oc set image-lookup --all

2.4.1.129. oc set probe

Update a probe on a pod template

Example usage

  # Clear both readiness and liveness probes off all containers
  oc set probe dc/myapp --remove --readiness --liveness

  # Set an exec action as a liveness probe to run 'echo ok'
  oc set probe dc/myapp --liveness -- echo ok

  # Set a readiness probe to try to open a TCP socket on 3306
  oc set probe rc/mysql --readiness --open-tcp=3306

  # Set an HTTP startup probe for port 8080 and path /healthz over HTTP on the pod IP
  oc set probe dc/webapp --startup --get-url=http://:8080/healthz

  # Set an HTTP readiness probe for port 8080 and path /healthz over HTTP on the pod IP
  oc set probe dc/webapp --readiness --get-url=http://:8080/healthz

  # Set an HTTP readiness probe over HTTPS on 127.0.0.1 for a hostNetwork pod
  oc set probe dc/router --readiness --get-url=https://127.0.0.1:1936/stats

  # Set only the initial-delay-seconds field on all deployments
  oc set probe dc --all --readiness --initial-delay-seconds=30

2.4.1.130. oc set resources

Update resource requests/limits on objects with pod templates

Example usage

  # Set a deployments nginx container CPU limits to "200m and memory to 512Mi"
  oc set resources deployment nginx -c=nginx --limits=cpu=200m,memory=512Mi

  # Set the resource request and limits for all containers in nginx
  oc set resources deployment nginx --limits=cpu=200m,memory=512Mi --requests=cpu=100m,memory=256Mi

  # Remove the resource requests for resources on containers in nginx
  oc set resources deployment nginx --limits=cpu=0,memory=0 --requests=cpu=0,memory=0

  # Print the result (in YAML format) of updating nginx container limits locally, without hitting the server
  oc set resources -f path/to/file.yaml --limits=cpu=200m,memory=512Mi --local -o yaml

2.4.1.131. oc set route-backends

Update the backends for a route

Example usage

  # Print the backends on the route 'web'
  oc set route-backends web

  # Set two backend services on route 'web' with 2/3rds of traffic going to 'a'
  oc set route-backends web a=2 b=1

  # Increase the traffic percentage going to b by 10%% relative to a
  oc set route-backends web --adjust b=+10%%

  # Set traffic percentage going to b to 10%% of the traffic going to a
  oc set route-backends web --adjust b=10%%

  # Set weight of b to 10
  oc set route-backends web --adjust b=10

  # Set the weight to all backends to zero
  oc set route-backends web --zero

2.4.1.132. oc set selector

Set the selector on a resource

Example usage

  # Set the labels and selector before creating a deployment/service pair.
  oc create service clusterip my-svc --clusterip="None" -o yaml --dry-run | oc set selector --local -f - 'environment=qa' -o yaml | oc create -f -
  oc create deployment my-dep -o yaml --dry-run | oc label --local -f - environment=qa -o yaml | oc create -f -

2.4.1.133. oc set serviceaccount

Update the service account of a resource

Example usage

  # Set deployment nginx-deployment's service account to serviceaccount1
  oc set serviceaccount deployment nginx-deployment serviceaccount1

  # Print the result (in YAML format) of updated nginx deployment with service account from a local file, without hitting the API server
  oc set sa -f nginx-deployment.yaml serviceaccount1 --local --dry-run -o yaml

2.4.1.134. oc set subject

Update the user, group, or service account in a role binding or cluster role binding

Example usage

  # Update a cluster role binding for serviceaccount1
  oc set subject clusterrolebinding admin --serviceaccount=namespace:serviceaccount1

  # Update a role binding for user1, user2, and group1
  oc set subject rolebinding admin --user=user1 --user=user2 --group=group1

  # Print the result (in YAML format) of updating role binding subjects locally, without hitting the server
  oc create rolebinding admin --role=admin --user=admin -o yaml --dry-run | oc set subject --local -f - --user=foo -o yaml

2.4.1.135. oc set triggers

Update the triggers on one or more objects

Example usage

  # Print the triggers on the deployment config 'myapp'
  oc set triggers dc/myapp

  # Set all triggers to manual
  oc set triggers dc/myapp --manual

  # Enable all automatic triggers
  oc set triggers dc/myapp --auto

  # Reset the GitHub webhook on a build to a new, generated secret
  oc set triggers bc/webapp --from-github
  oc set triggers bc/webapp --from-webhook

  # Remove all triggers
  oc set triggers bc/webapp --remove-all

  # Stop triggering on config change
  oc set triggers dc/myapp --from-config --remove

  # Add an image trigger to a build config
  oc set triggers bc/webapp --from-image=namespace1/image:latest

  # Add an image trigger to a stateful set on the main container
  oc set triggers statefulset/db --from-image=namespace1/image:latest -c main

2.4.1.136. oc set volumes

Update volumes on a pod template

Example usage

  # List volumes defined on all deployment configs in the current project
  oc set volume dc --all

  # Add a new empty dir volume to deployment config (dc) 'myapp' mounted under
  # /var/lib/myapp
  oc set volume dc/myapp --add --mount-path=/var/lib/myapp

  # Use an existing persistent volume claim (pvc) to overwrite an existing volume 'v1'
  oc set volume dc/myapp --add --name=v1 -t pvc --claim-name=pvc1 --overwrite

  # Remove volume 'v1' from deployment config 'myapp'
  oc set volume dc/myapp --remove --name=v1

  # Create a new persistent volume claim that overwrites an existing volume 'v1'
  oc set volume dc/myapp --add --name=v1 -t pvc --claim-size=1G --overwrite

  # Change the mount point for volume 'v1' to /data
  oc set volume dc/myapp --add --name=v1 -m /data --overwrite

  # Modify the deployment config by removing volume mount "v1" from container "c1"
  # (and by removing the volume "v1" if no other containers have volume mounts that reference it)
  oc set volume dc/myapp --remove --name=v1 --containers=c1

  # Add new volume based on a more complex volume source (AWS EBS, GCE PD,
  # Ceph, Gluster, NFS, ISCSI, ...)
  oc set volume dc/myapp --add -m /data --source=<json-string>

2.4.1.137. oc start-build

Start a new build

Example usage

  # Starts build from build config "hello-world"
  oc start-build hello-world

  # Starts build from a previous build "hello-world-1"
  oc start-build --from-build=hello-world-1

  # Use the contents of a directory as build input
  oc start-build hello-world --from-dir=src/

  # Send the contents of a Git repository to the server from tag 'v2'
  oc start-build hello-world --from-repo=../hello-world --commit=v2

  # Start a new build for build config "hello-world" and watch the logs until the build
  # completes or fails
  oc start-build hello-world --follow

  # Start a new build for build config "hello-world" and wait until the build completes. It
  # exits with a non-zero return code if the build fails
  oc start-build hello-world --wait

2.4.1.138. oc status

Show an overview of the current project

Example usage

  # See an overview of the current project
  oc status

  # Export the overview of the current project in an svg file
  oc status -o dot | dot -T svg -o project.svg

  # See an overview of the current project including details for any identified issues
  oc status --suggest

2.4.1.139. oc tag

Tag existing images into image streams

Example usage

  # Tag the current image for the image stream 'openshift/ruby' and tag '2.0' into the image stream 'yourproject/ruby with tag 'tip'
  oc tag openshift/ruby:2.0 yourproject/ruby:tip

  # Tag a specific image
  oc tag openshift/ruby@sha256:6b646fa6bf5e5e4c7fa41056c27910e679c03ebe7f93e361e6515a9da7e258cc yourproject/ruby:tip

  # Tag an external container image
  oc tag --source=docker openshift/origin-control-plane:latest yourproject/ruby:tip

  # Tag an external container image and request pullthrough for it
  oc tag --source=docker openshift/origin-control-plane:latest yourproject/ruby:tip --reference-policy=local

  # Remove the specified spec tag from an image stream
  oc tag openshift/origin-control-plane:latest -d

2.4.1.140. oc version

Print the client and server version information

Example usage

  # Print the OpenShift client, kube-apiserver, and openshift-apiserver version information for the current context
  oc version

  # Print the OpenShift client, kube-apiserver, and openshift-apiserver version numbers for the current context
  oc version --short

  # Print the OpenShift client version information for the current context
  oc version --client

2.4.1.141. oc wait

Experimental: Wait for a specific condition on one or many resources

Example usage

  # Wait for the pod "busybox1" to contain the status condition of type "Ready"
  oc wait --for=condition=Ready pod/busybox1

  # The default value of status condition is true; you can set it to false
  oc wait --for=condition=Ready=false pod/busybox1

  # Wait for the pod "busybox1" to be deleted, with a timeout of 60s, after having issued the "delete" command
  oc delete pod/busybox1
  oc wait --for=delete pod/busybox1 --timeout=60s

2.4.1.142. oc whoami

Return information about the current session

Example usage

  # Display the currently authenticated user
  oc whoami

2.4.2. Additional resources

2.5. OpenShift CLI administrator command reference

This reference provides descriptions and example commands for OpenShift CLI (oc) administrator commands. You must have cluster-admin or equivalent permissions to use these commands.

For developer commands, see the OpenShift CLI developer command reference.

Run oc adm help to list all administrator commands or run oc <command> --help to get additional details for a specific command.

2.5.1. OpenShift CLI (oc) administrator commands

2.5.1.1. oc adm build-chain

Output the inputs and dependencies of your builds

Example usage

  # Build the dependency tree for the 'latest' tag in <image-stream>
  oc adm build-chain <image-stream>

  # Build the dependency tree for the 'v2' tag in dot format and visualize it via the dot utility
  oc adm build-chain <image-stream>:v2 -o dot | dot -T svg -o deps.svg

  # Build the dependency tree across all namespaces for the specified image stream tag found in the 'test' namespace
  oc adm build-chain <image-stream> -n test --all

2.5.1.2. oc adm catalog mirror

Mirror an operator-registry catalog

Example usage

  # Mirror an operator-registry image and its contents to a registry
  oc adm catalog mirror quay.io/my/image:latest myregistry.com

  # Mirror an operator-registry image and its contents to a particular namespace in a registry
  oc adm catalog mirror quay.io/my/image:latest myregistry.com/my-namespace

  # Mirror to an airgapped registry by first mirroring to files
  oc adm catalog mirror quay.io/my/image:latest file:///local/index
  oc adm catalog mirror file:///local/index/my/image:latest my-airgapped-registry.com

  # Configure a cluster to use a mirrored registry
  oc apply -f manifests/imageContentSourcePolicy.yaml

  # Edit the mirroring mappings and mirror with "oc image mirror" manually
  oc adm catalog mirror --manifests-only quay.io/my/image:latest myregistry.com
  oc image mirror -f manifests/mapping.txt

  # Delete all ImageContentSourcePolicies generated by oc adm catalog mirror
  oc delete imagecontentsourcepolicy -l operators.openshift.org/catalog=true

2.5.1.3. oc adm certificate approve

Approve a certificate signing request

Example usage

  # Approve CSR 'csr-sqgzp'
  oc adm certificate approve csr-sqgzp

2.5.1.4. oc adm certificate deny

Deny a certificate signing request

Example usage

  # Deny CSR 'csr-sqgzp'
  oc adm certificate deny csr-sqgzp

2.5.1.5. oc adm completion

Output shell completion code for the specified shell (bash or zsh)

Example usage

  # Installing bash completion on macOS using homebrew
  ## If running Bash 3.2 included with macOS
  brew install bash-completion
  ## or, if running Bash 4.1+
  brew install bash-completion@2
  ## If oc is installed via homebrew, this should start working immediately
  ## If you've installed via other means, you may need add the completion to your completion directory
  oc completion bash > $(brew --prefix)/etc/bash_completion.d/oc


  # Installing bash completion on Linux
  ## If bash-completion is not installed on Linux, install the 'bash-completion' package
  ## via your distribution's package manager.
  ## Load the oc completion code for bash into the current shell
  source <(oc completion bash)
  ## Write bash completion code to a file and source it from .bash_profile
  oc completion bash > ~/.kube/completion.bash.inc
  printf "
  # Kubectl shell completion
  source '$HOME/.kube/completion.bash.inc'
  " >> $HOME/.bash_profile
  source $HOME/.bash_profile

  # Load the oc completion code for zsh[1] into the current shell
  source <(oc completion zsh)
  # Set the oc completion code for zsh[1] to autoload on startup
  oc completion zsh > "${fpath[1]}/_oc"

2.5.1.6. oc adm config current-context

Display the current-context

Example usage

  # Display the current-context
  oc config current-context

2.5.1.7. oc adm config delete-cluster

Delete the specified cluster from the kubeconfig

Example usage

  # Delete the minikube cluster
  oc config delete-cluster minikube

2.5.1.8. oc adm config delete-context

Delete the specified context from the kubeconfig

Example usage

  # Delete the context for the minikube cluster
  oc config delete-context minikube

2.5.1.9. oc adm config delete-user

Delete the specified user from the kubeconfig

Example usage

  # Delete the minikube user
  oc config delete-user minikube

2.5.1.10. oc adm config get-clusters

Display clusters defined in the kubeconfig

Example usage

  # List the clusters that oc knows about
  oc config get-clusters

2.5.1.11. oc adm config get-contexts

Describe one or many contexts

Example usage

  # List all the contexts in your kubeconfig file
  oc config get-contexts

  # Describe one context in your kubeconfig file
  oc config get-contexts my-context

2.5.1.12. oc adm config get-users

Display users defined in the kubeconfig

Example usage

  # List the users that oc knows about
  oc config get-users

2.5.1.13. oc adm config rename-context

Rename a context from the kubeconfig file

Example usage

  # Rename the context 'old-name' to 'new-name' in your kubeconfig file
  oc config rename-context old-name new-name

2.5.1.14. oc adm config set

Set an individual value in a kubeconfig file

Example usage

  # Set the server field on the my-cluster cluster to https://1.2.3.4
  oc config set clusters.my-cluster.server https://1.2.3.4

  # Set the certificate-authority-data field on the my-cluster cluster
  oc config set clusters.my-cluster.certificate-authority-data $(echo "cert_data_here" | base64 -i -)

  # Set the cluster field in the my-context context to my-cluster
  oc config set contexts.my-context.cluster my-cluster

  # Set the client-key-data field in the cluster-admin user using --set-raw-bytes option
  oc config set users.cluster-admin.client-key-data cert_data_here --set-raw-bytes=true

2.5.1.15. oc adm config set-cluster

Set a cluster entry in kubeconfig

Example usage

  # Set only the server field on the e2e cluster entry without touching other values
  oc config set-cluster e2e --server=https://1.2.3.4

  # Embed certificate authority data for the e2e cluster entry
  oc config set-cluster e2e --embed-certs --certificate-authority=~/.kube/e2e/kubernetes.ca.crt

  # Disable cert checking for the dev cluster entry
  oc config set-cluster e2e --insecure-skip-tls-verify=true

  # Set custom TLS server name to use for validation for the e2e cluster entry
  oc config set-cluster e2e --tls-server-name=my-cluster-name

2.5.1.16. oc adm config set-context

Set a context entry in kubeconfig

Example usage

  # Set the user field on the gce context entry without touching other values
  oc config set-context gce --user=cluster-admin

2.5.1.17. oc adm config set-credentials

Set a user entry in kubeconfig

Example usage

  # Set only the "client-key" field on the "cluster-admin"
  # entry, without touching other values
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --client-key=~/.kube/admin.key

  # Set basic auth for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --username=admin --password=uXFGweU9l35qcif

  # Embed client certificate data in the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --client-certificate=~/.kube/admin.crt --embed-certs=true

  # Enable the Google Compute Platform auth provider for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --auth-provider=gcp

  # Enable the OpenID Connect auth provider for the "cluster-admin" entry with additional args
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --auth-provider=oidc --auth-provider-arg=client-id=foo --auth-provider-arg=client-secret=bar

  # Remove the "client-secret" config value for the OpenID Connect auth provider for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --auth-provider=oidc --auth-provider-arg=client-secret-

  # Enable new exec auth plugin for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --exec-command=/path/to/the/executable --exec-api-version=client.authentication.k8s.io/v1beta1

  # Define new exec auth plugin args for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --exec-arg=arg1 --exec-arg=arg2

  # Create or update exec auth plugin environment variables for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --exec-env=key1=val1 --exec-env=key2=val2

  # Remove exec auth plugin environment variables for the "cluster-admin" entry
  oc config set-credentials cluster-admin --exec-env=var-to-remove-

2.5.1.18. oc adm config unset

Unset an individual value in a kubeconfig file

Example usage

  # Unset the current-context
  oc config unset current-context

  # Unset namespace in foo context
  oc config unset contexts.foo.namespace

2.5.1.19. oc adm config use-context

Set the current-context in a kubeconfig file

Example usage

  # Use the context for the minikube cluster
  oc config use-context minikube

2.5.1.20. oc adm config view

Display merged kubeconfig settings or a specified kubeconfig file

Example usage

  # Show merged kubeconfig settings
  oc config view

  # Show merged kubeconfig settings and raw certificate data
  oc config view --raw

  # Get the password for the e2e user
  oc config view -o jsonpath='{.users[?(@.name == "e2e")].user.password}'

2.5.1.21. oc adm cordon

Mark node as unschedulable

Example usage

  # Mark node "foo" as unschedulable
  oc adm cordon foo

2.5.1.22. oc adm create-bootstrap-project-template

Create a bootstrap project template

Example usage

  # Output a bootstrap project template in YAML format to stdout
  oc adm create-bootstrap-project-template -o yaml

2.5.1.23. oc adm create-error-template

Create an error page template

Example usage

  # Output a template for the error page to stdout
  oc adm create-error-template

2.5.1.24. oc adm create-login-template

Create a login template

Example usage

  # Output a template for the login page to stdout
  oc adm create-login-template

2.5.1.25. oc adm create-provider-selection-template

Create a provider selection template

Example usage

  # Output a template for the provider selection page to stdout
  oc adm create-provider-selection-template

2.5.1.26. oc adm drain

Drain node in preparation for maintenance

Example usage

  # Drain node "foo", even if there are pods not managed by a replication controller, replica set, job, daemon set or stateful set on it
  oc adm drain foo --force

  # As above, but abort if there are pods not managed by a replication controller, replica set, job, daemon set or stateful set, and use a grace period of 15 minutes
  oc adm drain foo --grace-period=900

2.5.1.27. oc adm groups add-users

Add users to a group

Example usage

  # Add user1 and user2 to my-group
  oc adm groups add-users my-group user1 user2

2.5.1.28. oc adm groups new

Create a new group

Example usage

  # Add a group with no users
  oc adm groups new my-group

  # Add a group with two users
  oc adm groups new my-group user1 user2

  # Add a group with one user and shorter output
  oc adm groups new my-group user1 -o name

2.5.1.29. oc adm groups prune

Remove old OpenShift groups referencing missing records from an external provider

Example usage

  # Prune all orphaned groups
  oc adm groups prune --sync-config=/path/to/ldap-sync-config.yaml --confirm

  # Prune all orphaned groups except the ones from the blacklist file
  oc adm groups prune --blacklist=/path/to/blacklist.txt --sync-config=/path/to/ldap-sync-config.yaml --confirm

  # Prune all orphaned groups from a list of specific groups specified in a whitelist file
  oc adm groups prune --whitelist=/path/to/whitelist.txt --sync-config=/path/to/ldap-sync-config.yaml --confirm

  # Prune all orphaned groups from a list of specific groups specified in a whitelist
  oc adm groups prune groups/group_name groups/other_name --sync-config=/path/to/ldap-sync-config.yaml --confirm

2.5.1.30. oc adm groups remove-users

Remove users from a group

Example usage

  # Remove user1 and user2 from my-group
  oc adm groups remove-users my-group user1 user2

2.5.1.31. oc adm groups sync

Sync OpenShift groups with records from an external provider

Example usage

  # Sync all groups with an LDAP server
  oc adm groups sync --sync-config=/path/to/ldap-sync-config.yaml --confirm

  # Sync all groups except the ones from the blacklist file with an LDAP server
  oc adm groups sync --blacklist=/path/to/blacklist.txt --sync-config=/path/to/ldap-sync-config.yaml --confirm

  # Sync specific groups specified in a whitelist file with an LDAP server
  oc adm groups sync --whitelist=/path/to/whitelist.txt --sync-config=/path/to/sync-config.yaml --confirm

  # Sync all OpenShift groups that have been synced previously with an LDAP server
  oc adm groups sync --type=openshift --sync-config=/path/to/ldap-sync-config.yaml --confirm

  # Sync specific OpenShift groups if they have been synced previously with an LDAP server
  oc adm groups sync groups/group1 groups/group2 groups/group3 --sync-config=/path/to/sync-config.yaml --confirm

2.5.1.32. oc adm inspect

Collect debugging data for a given resource

Example usage

  # Collect debugging data for the "openshift-apiserver" clusteroperator
  oc adm inspect clusteroperator/openshift-apiserver

  # Collect debugging data for the "openshift-apiserver" and "kube-apiserver" clusteroperators
  oc adm inspect clusteroperator/openshift-apiserver clusteroperator/kube-apiserver

  # Collect debugging data for all clusteroperators
  oc adm inspect clusteroperator

  # Collect debugging data for all clusteroperators and clusterversions
  oc adm inspect clusteroperators,clusterversions

2.5.1.33. oc adm migrate template-instances

Update template instances to point to the latest group-version-kinds

Example usage

  # Perform a dry-run of updating all objects
  oc adm migrate template-instances

  # To actually perform the update, the confirm flag must be appended
  oc adm migrate template-instances --confirm

2.5.1.34. oc adm must-gather

Launch a new instance of a pod for gathering debug information

Example usage

  # Gather information using the default plug-in image and command, writing into ./must-gather.local.<rand>
  oc adm must-gather

  # Gather information with a specific local folder to copy to
  oc adm must-gather --dest-dir=/local/directory

  # Gather audit information
  oc adm must-gather -- /usr/bin/gather_audit_logs

  # Gather information using multiple plug-in images
  oc adm must-gather --image=quay.io/kubevirt/must-gather --image=quay.io/openshift/origin-must-gather

  # Gather information using a specific image stream plug-in
  oc adm must-gather --image-stream=openshift/must-gather:latest

  # Gather information using a specific image, command, and pod-dir
  oc adm must-gather --image=my/image:tag --source-dir=/pod/directory -- myspecial-command.sh

2.5.1.35. oc adm new-project

Create a new project

Example usage

  # Create a new project using a node selector
  oc adm new-project myproject --node-selector='type=user-node,region=east'

2.5.1.36. oc adm node-logs

Display and filter node logs

Example usage

  # Show kubelet logs from all masters
  oc adm node-logs --role master -u kubelet

  # See what logs are available in masters in /var/logs
  oc adm node-logs --role master --path=/

  # Display cron log file from all masters
  oc adm node-logs --role master --path=cron

2.5.1.37. oc adm pod-network isolate-projects

Isolate project network

Example usage

  # Provide isolation for project p1
  oc adm pod-network isolate-projects <p1>

  # Allow all projects with label name=top-secret to have their own isolated project network
  oc adm pod-network isolate-projects --selector='name=top-secret'

2.5.1.38. oc adm pod-network join-projects

Join project network

Example usage

  # Allow project p2 to use project p1 network
  oc adm pod-network join-projects --to=<p1> <p2>

  # Allow all projects with label name=top-secret to use project p1 network
  oc adm pod-network join-projects --to=<p1> --selector='name=top-secret'

2.5.1.39. oc adm pod-network make-projects-global

Make project network global

Example usage

  # Allow project p1 to access all pods in the cluster and vice versa
  oc adm pod-network make-projects-global <p1>

  # Allow all projects with label name=share to access all pods in the cluster and vice versa
  oc adm pod-network make-projects-global --selector='name=share'

2.5.1.40. oc adm policy add-role-to-user

Add a role to users or service accounts for the current project

Example usage

  # Add the 'view' role to user1 for the current project
  oc policy add-role-to-user view user1

  # Add the 'edit' role to serviceaccount1 for the current project
  oc policy add-role-to-user edit -z serviceaccount1

2.5.1.41. oc adm policy add-scc-to-group

Add a security context constraint to groups

Example usage

  # Add the 'restricted' security context constraint to group1 and group2
  oc adm policy add-scc-to-group restricted group1 group2

2.5.1.42. oc adm policy add-scc-to-user

Add a security context constraint to users or a service account

Example usage

  # Add the 'restricted' security context constraint to user1 and user2
  oc adm policy add-scc-to-user restricted user1 user2

  # Add the 'privileged' security context constraint to serviceaccount1 in the current namespace
  oc adm policy add-scc-to-user privileged -z serviceaccount1

2.5.1.43. oc adm policy scc-review

Check which service account can create a pod

Example usage

  # Check whether service accounts sa1 and sa2 can admit a pod with a template pod spec specified in my_resource.yaml
  # Service Account specified in myresource.yaml file is ignored
  oc policy scc-review -z sa1,sa2 -f my_resource.yaml

  # Check whether service accounts system:serviceaccount:bob:default can admit a pod with a template pod spec specified in my_resource.yaml
  oc policy scc-review -z system:serviceaccount:bob:default -f my_resource.yaml

  # Check whether the service account specified in my_resource_with_sa.yaml can admit the pod
  oc policy scc-review -f my_resource_with_sa.yaml

  # Check whether the default service account can admit the pod; default is taken since no service account is defined in myresource_with_no_sa.yaml
  oc policy scc-review -f myresource_with_no_sa.yaml

2.5.1.44. oc adm policy scc-subject-review

Check whether a user or a service account can create a pod

Example usage

  # Check whether user bob can create a pod specified in myresource.yaml
  oc policy scc-subject-review -u bob -f myresource.yaml

  # Check whether user bob who belongs to projectAdmin group can create a pod specified in myresource.yaml
  oc policy scc-subject-review -u bob -g projectAdmin -f myresource.yaml

  # Check whether a service account specified in the pod template spec in myresourcewithsa.yaml can create the pod
  oc policy scc-subject-review -f myresourcewithsa.yaml

2.5.1.45. oc adm prune builds

Remove old completed and failed builds

Example usage

  # Dry run deleting older completed and failed builds and also including
  # all builds whose associated build config no longer exists
  oc adm prune builds --orphans

  # To actually perform the prune operation, the confirm flag must be appended
  oc adm prune builds --orphans --confirm

2.5.1.46. oc adm prune deployments

Remove old completed and failed deployment configs

Example usage

  # Dry run deleting all but the last complete deployment for every deployment config
  oc adm prune deployments --keep-complete=1

  # To actually perform the prune operation, the confirm flag must be appended
  oc adm prune deployments --keep-complete=1 --confirm

2.5.1.47. oc adm prune groups

Remove old OpenShift groups referencing missing records from an external provider

Example usage

  # Prune all orphaned groups
  oc adm prune groups --sync-config=/path/to/ldap-sync-config.yaml --confirm

  # Prune all orphaned groups except the ones from the blacklist file
  oc adm prune groups --blacklist=/path/to/blacklist.txt --sync-config=/path/to/ldap-sync-config.yaml --confirm

  # Prune all orphaned groups from a list of specific groups specified in a whitelist file
  oc adm prune groups --whitelist=/path/to/whitelist.txt --sync-config=/path/to/ldap-sync-config.yaml --confirm

  # Prune all orphaned groups from a list of specific groups specified in a whitelist
  oc adm prune groups groups/group_name groups/other_name --sync-config=/path/to/ldap-sync-config.yaml --confirm

2.5.1.48. oc adm prune images

Remove unreferenced images

Example usage

  # See what the prune command would delete if only images and their referrers were more than an hour old
  # and obsoleted by 3 newer revisions under the same tag were considered
  oc adm prune images --keep-tag-revisions=3 --keep-younger-than=60m

  # To actually perform the prune operation, the confirm flag must be appended
  oc adm prune images --keep-tag-revisions=3 --keep-younger-than=60m --confirm

  # See what the prune command would delete if we are interested in removing images
  # exceeding currently set limit ranges ('openshift.io/Image')
  oc adm prune images --prune-over-size-limit

  # To actually perform the prune operation, the confirm flag must be appended
  oc adm prune images --prune-over-size-limit --confirm

  # Force the insecure http protocol with the particular registry host name
  oc adm prune images --registry-url=http://registry.example.org --confirm

  # Force a secure connection with a custom certificate authority to the particular registry host name
  oc adm prune images --registry-url=registry.example.org --certificate-authority=/path/to/custom/ca.crt --confirm

2.5.1.49. oc adm release extract

Extract the contents of an update payload to disk

Example usage

  # Use git to check out the source code for the current cluster release to DIR
  oc adm release extract --git=DIR

  # Extract cloud credential requests for AWS
  oc adm release extract --credentials-requests --cloud=aws

2.5.1.50. oc adm release info

Display information about a release

Example usage

  # Show information about the cluster's current release
  oc adm release info

  # Show the source code that comprises a release
  oc adm release info 4.2.2 --commit-urls

  # Show the source code difference between two releases
  oc adm release info 4.2.0 4.2.2 --commits

  # Show where the images referenced by the release are located
  oc adm release info quay.io/openshift-release-dev/ocp-release:4.2.2 --pullspecs

2.5.1.51. oc adm release mirror

Mirror a release to a different image registry location

Example usage

  # Perform a dry run showing what would be mirrored, including the mirror objects
  oc adm release mirror 4.3.0 --to myregistry.local/openshift/release \
  --release-image-signature-to-dir /tmp/releases --dry-run

  # Mirror a release into the current directory
  oc adm release mirror 4.3.0 --to file://openshift/release \
  --release-image-signature-to-dir /tmp/releases

  # Mirror a release to another directory in the default location
  oc adm release mirror 4.3.0 --to-dir /tmp/releases

  # Upload a release from the current directory to another server
  oc adm release mirror --from file://openshift/release --to myregistry.com/openshift/release \
  --release-image-signature-to-dir /tmp/releases

  # Mirror the 4.3.0 release to repository registry.example.com and apply signatures to connected cluster
  oc adm release mirror --from=quay.io/openshift-release-dev/ocp-release:4.3.0-x86_64 \
  --to=registry.example.com/your/repository --apply-release-image-signature

2.5.1.52. oc adm release new

Create a new OpenShift release

Example usage

  # Create a release from the latest origin images and push to a DockerHub repo
  oc adm release new --from-image-stream=4.1 -n origin --to-image docker.io/mycompany/myrepo:latest

  # Create a new release with updated metadata from a previous release
  oc adm release new --from-release registry.svc.ci.openshift.org/origin/release:v4.1 --name 4.1.1 \
  --previous 4.1.0 --metadata ... --to-image docker.io/mycompany/myrepo:latest

  # Create a new release and override a single image
  oc adm release new --from-release registry.svc.ci.openshift.org/origin/release:v4.1 \
  cli=docker.io/mycompany/cli:latest --to-image docker.io/mycompany/myrepo:latest

  # Run a verification pass to ensure the release can be reproduced
  oc adm release new --from-release registry.svc.ci.openshift.org/origin/release:v4.1

2.5.1.53. oc adm taint

Update the taints on one or more nodes

Example usage

  # Update node 'foo' with a taint with key 'dedicated' and value 'special-user' and effect 'NoSchedule'
  # If a taint with that key and effect already exists, its value is replaced as specified
  oc adm taint nodes foo dedicated=special-user:NoSchedule

  # Remove from node 'foo' the taint with key 'dedicated' and effect 'NoSchedule' if one exists
  oc adm taint nodes foo dedicated:NoSchedule-

  # Remove from node 'foo' all the taints with key 'dedicated'
  oc adm taint nodes foo dedicated-

  # Add a taint with key 'dedicated' on nodes having label mylabel=X
  oc adm taint node -l myLabel=X  dedicated=foo:PreferNoSchedule

  # Add to node 'foo' a taint with key 'bar' and no value
  oc adm taint nodes foo bar:NoSchedule

2.5.1.54. oc adm top images

Show usage statistics for images

Example usage

  # Show usage statistics for images
  oc adm top images

2.5.1.55. oc adm top imagestreams

Show usage statistics for image streams

Example usage

  # Show usage statistics for image streams
  oc adm top imagestreams

2.5.1.56. oc adm top node

Display resource (CPU/memory) usage of nodes

Example usage

  # Show metrics for all nodes
  oc adm top node

  # Show metrics for a given node
  oc adm top node NODE_NAME

2.5.1.57. oc adm top pod

Display resource (CPU/memory) usage of pods

Example usage

  # Show metrics for all pods in the default namespace
  oc adm top pod

  # Show metrics for all pods in the given namespace
  oc adm top pod --namespace=NAMESPACE

  # Show metrics for a given pod and its containers
  oc adm top pod POD_NAME --containers

  # Show metrics for the pods defined by label name=myLabel
  oc adm top pod -l name=myLabel

2.5.1.58. oc adm uncordon

Mark node as schedulable

Example usage

  # Mark node "foo" as schedulable
  oc adm uncordon foo

2.5.1.59. oc adm verify-image-signature

Verify the image identity contained in the image signature

Example usage

  # Verify the image signature and identity using the local GPG keychain
  oc adm verify-image-signature sha256:c841e9b64e4579bd56c794bdd7c36e1c257110fd2404bebbb8b613e4935228c4 \
  --expected-identity=registry.local:5000/foo/bar:v1

  # Verify the image signature and identity using the local GPG keychain and save the status
  oc adm verify-image-signature sha256:c841e9b64e4579bd56c794bdd7c36e1c257110fd2404bebbb8b613e4935228c4 \
  --expected-identity=registry.local:5000/foo/bar:v1 --save

  # Verify the image signature and identity via exposed registry route
  oc adm verify-image-signature sha256:c841e9b64e4579bd56c794bdd7c36e1c257110fd2404bebbb8b613e4935228c4 \
  --expected-identity=registry.local:5000/foo/bar:v1 \
  --registry-url=docker-registry.foo.com

  # Remove all signature verifications from the image
  oc adm verify-image-signature sha256:c841e9b64e4579bd56c794bdd7c36e1c257110fd2404bebbb8b613e4935228c4 --remove-all

2.5.2. Additional resources

2.6. Usage of oc and kubectl commands

The Kubernetes command-line interface (CLI), kubectl, can be used to run commands against a Kubernetes cluster. Because OpenShift Container Platform is a certified Kubernetes distribution, you can use the supported kubectl binaries that ship with OpenShift Container Platform, or you can gain extended functionality by using the oc binary.

2.6.1. The oc binary

The oc binary offers the same capabilities as the kubectl binary, but it extends to natively support additional OpenShift Container Platform features, including:

  • Full support for OpenShift Container Platform resources

    Resources such as DeploymentConfig, BuildConfig, Route, ImageStream, and ImageStreamTag objects are specific to OpenShift Container Platform distributions, and build upon standard Kubernetes primitives.

  • Authentication

    The oc binary offers a built-in login command that allows authentication and enables you to work with OpenShift Container Platform projects, which map Kubernetes namespaces to authenticated users. See Understanding authentication for more information.

  • Additional commands

    The additional command oc new-app, for example, makes it easier to get new applications started using existing source code or pre-built images. Similarly, the additional command oc new-project makes it easier to start a project that you can switch to as your default.

Important

If you installed an earlier version of the oc binary, you cannot use it to complete all of the commands in OpenShift Container Platform 4.9. If you want the latest features, you must download and install the latest version of the oc binary corresponding to your OpenShift Container Platform server version.

Non-security API changes involve, at minimum, two minor releases (4.1 to 4.2 to 4.3, for example) to allow older oc binaries to update. Using new capabilities might require newer oc binaries. A 4.3 server might have additional capabilities that a 4.2 oc binary cannot use and a 4.3 oc binary might have additional capabilities that are unsupported by a 4.2 server.

Table 2.1. Compatibility Matrix

 

X.Y (oc binary)

X.Y+N footnote:versionpolicyn[Where N is a number greater than or equal to 1.] (oc binary)

X.Y (Server)

redcircle 1

redcircle 3

X.Y+N footnote:versionpolicyn[] (Server)

redcircle 2

redcircle 1

redcircle 1 Fully compatible.

redcircle 2 oc binary might be unable to access server features.

redcircle 3 oc binary might provide options and features that might not be compatible with the accessed server.

2.6.2. The kubectl binary

The kubectl binary is provided as a means to support existing workflows and scripts for new OpenShift Container Platform users coming from a standard Kubernetes environment, or for those who prefer to use the kubectl CLI. Existing users of kubectl can continue to use the binary to interact with Kubernetes primitives, with no changes required to the OpenShift Container Platform cluster.

You can install the supported kubectl binary by following the steps to Install the OpenShift CLI. The kubectl binary is included in the archive if you download the binary, or is installed when you install the CLI by using an RPM.

For more information, see the kubectl documentation.