Chapter 2. Ensuring the availability of image streams and the image registry

To deploy Red Hat Decision Manager components of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, you must ensure that OpenShift can download the correct images from the Red Hat registry. To download the images, OpenShift requires the information about their location (known as image streams). OpenShift also must be configured to authenticate with the Red Hat registry using your service account user name and password.

Some versions of the OpenShift environment include the required image streams. You must check if they are available. If image streams are available in OpenShift by default, you can use them if the OpenShift infrastructure is configured for registry authentication server. The administrator must complete the registry authentication configuration when installing the OpenShift environment.

Otherwise, you can configure registry authentication in your own project and install the image streams in the same project.

Procedure

  1. Determine whether Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform was configured with the user name and password for Red Hat registry access. For details about the required configuration, see Configuring a Registry Location. If you are using an OpenShift Online subscription, it is configured for Red Hat registry access.
  2. If Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform was configured with the user name and password for Red Hat registry access, run the following commands:

    $ oc get imagestreamtag -n openshift | grep rhdm72-decisioncentral-openshift
    $ oc get imagestreamtag -n openshift | grep rhdm72-kieserver-openshift

    If the outputs of both commands are not empty, the required image streams are available in the openshift namespace and no further action is required.

  3. If the output of one or both of the commands is empty or if OpenShift was not configured with the user name and password for Red Hat registry access, complete the following steps:

    1. Ensure you are logged in to OpenShift with the oc command and that your project is active.
    2. Complete the steps documented in Registry Service Accounts for Shared Environments. You must log on to Red Hat Customer Portal to access the document and to complete the steps to create a registry service account.
    3. Select the OpenShift Secret tab and click the link under Download secret to download the YAML secret file.
    4. View the downloaded file and note the name that is listed in the name: entry.
    5. Run the following commands:

      oc create -f <file_name>.yaml
      oc secrets link default <secret_name> --for=pull
      oc secrets link builder <secret_name> --for=pull

      Where <file_name> is the name of the downloaded file and <secret_name> is the name that is listed in the name: entry of the file.

    6. Download the rhdm-7.2.0-openshift-templates.zip product deliverable file from the Software Downloads page and extract the rhdm72-image-streams.yaml file.
    7. Complete one of the following actions:

      • Run the following command:

        $ oc create -f rhdm72-image-streams.yaml
      • Using the OpenShift Web UI, select Add to Project → Import YAML / JSON and then choose the file or paste its contents.

        Note

        If you complete these steps, you install the image streams into the namespace of your project. If you install the image streams using these steps, you must set the IMAGE_STREAM_NAMESPACE parameter to the name of this project when deploying templates.