Chapter 10. Conclusion

This reference architecture provides installation and configuration details for deploying Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 on HPE ProLiant DL rack mounted servers. The Red Hat OpenShift Container platform deployment is automated from end to end using Ansible Tower playbooks and workflows, providing a single click deployment from baremetal to a fully configured Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform cluster consisting of three OpenShift Master nodes, three OpenShift infrastructure and application nodes, and three Gluster Container-native storage nodes. The Ansible playbooks used in this reference architecture interact with HPE OneView 3.1 to create server profiles for the baremetal servers, configure the local storage, and update the server firmware to the latest Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP). Ansible playbooks are used to provision the servers with Red Hat Satellite. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 is installed on each of the nodes and access content repositories for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 and Red Hat Gluster Storage from Red Hat Satellite. Additionally, Red Hat Satellite provide DNS and DHCP services to the deployment. The reference architecture also describes post deployment activities that verify that the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is operating correctly. These post deployment validation and configuration processes include assessing the health of the OpenShift and Gluster services, and deploying a sample application (cakephp).