Chapter 7. Using image streams with Kubernetes resources
Image streams, being OpenShift Container Platform native resources, work out of the box with all the rest of native resources available in OpenShift Container Platform, such as builds or deployments. It is also possible to make them work with native Kubernetes resources, such as jobs, replication controllers, replica sets or Kubernetes deployments.
7.1. Enabling image streams with Kubernetes resources
When using image streams with Kubernetes resources, you can only reference image streams that reside in the same project as the resource. The image stream reference must consist of a single segment value, for example
ruby is the name of an image stream that has a tag named
2.5 and resides in the same project as the resource making the reference.
This feature can not be used in the
default namespace, nor in any
There are two ways to enable image streams with Kubernetes resources:
- Enabling image stream resolution on a specific resource. This allows only this resource to use the image stream name in the image field.
- Enabling image stream resolution on an image stream. This allows all resources pointing to this image stream to use it in the image field.
You can use
oc set image-lookup to enable image stream resolution on a specific resource or image stream resolution on an image stream.
To allow all resources to reference the image stream named
mysql, enter the following command:
$ oc set image-lookup mysql
This sets the
Imagestream.spec.lookupPolicy.localfield to true.
Imagestream with image lookup enabled
apiVersion: v1 kind: ImageStream metadata: annotations: openshift.io/display-name: mysql name: mysql namespace: myproject spec: lookupPolicy: local: true
When enabled, the behavior is enabled for all tags within the image stream.
Then you can query the image streams and see if the option is set:
$ oc set image-lookup imagestream --list
You can enable image lookup on a specific resource.
To allow the Kubernetes deployment named
mysqlto use image streams, run the following command:
$ oc set image-lookup deploy/mysql
This sets the
alpha.image.policy.openshift.io/resolve-namesannotation on the deployment.
Deployment with image lookup enabled
apiVersion: apps/v1 kind: Deployment metadata: name: mysql namespace: myproject spec: replicas: 1 template: metadata: annotations: alpha.image.policy.openshift.io/resolve-names: '*' spec: containers: - image: mysql:latest imagePullPolicy: Always name: mysql
You can disable image lookup.
To disable image lookup, pass
$ oc set image-lookup deploy/mysql --enabled=false