Chapter 8. Conclusion

Red Hat solutions involving the OpenShift Container Platform are created to deliver a production-ready foundation that simplifies the deployment process, shares the latest best practices, and provides a stable highly available environment on which to run your production applications.

This reference architecture covered the following topics:

  • A completely provisioned infrastructure in AWS
  • OpenShift Masters in Multiple Availability Zones
  • Infrastructure nodes in Multiple Availability Zones with Router and Registry pods scaled accordingly
  • Native integration with AWS services like Route53, EBS, S3, IAM, EC2

    • Elastic Load Balancers for the Master instances and for the Infrastructure instances
    • S3 storage for persistent storage of container images
    • EBS storage for /var/lib/docker on each node
    • A role assigned to instances that will allow OpenShift to mount EBS volumes
  • Creation of applications
  • Validating the environment
  • Testing failover

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