Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Cloud Paks on IBM Power Systems: Volume 1

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 11 December 2019

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ISBN-10: 0738458376
ISBN-13: 9780738458373
IBM Form #: SG24-8459-00

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Authors: Dino Quintero, Daniel Casali, Ricardo Dobelin Barros, Luis Ferreira, Alain Fisher, Federico Fros, Luis Daniel Gonzalez, Miguel Gomez Gonzalez, Mahesh Gurugunti, Nicolas Joly, Boris Litichevsky, Gabriel Padilla, Sudipto Pal, Rogelio Rivera Gutierrez, Bogdan Savu, Ismael Solis Moreno, Richard Wale


This IBM Redbooks publication journeys, educates and prepares the readers to understand and enter the multicloud era.

This book is a journey to the multicloud providing take one or a snapshot of the IBM Cloud Solution utilizing the general available and supported software and hardware resources to help you guide you to understand:

+ Introduction to the rationale and methodology of this publication.
+ Concepts and terminology
+ Why move to the cloud?
+ Introduction to containers and orchestration with kubernetes
+ Introduction to Red Hat OpenShift on Power Systems
+ Why IBM? Why IBM Power Systems?
+ Reference architecture for Red Hat OpenShift on Power Systems
+ Installation planning, considerations and guidelines to help provide an optimal system configuration and implementation.
+ Implementation details.
+ Use case studies.

The goal of this publication is to describe the journey to implement an IBM Cloud Solution utilizing Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Cloud Paks on IBM Power Systems using theoretical knowledge to learn the concepts, hands-on exercises to practice the theory, and documenting these findings by way of sample scenarios.

The publication addresses topics for developers, IT architects, IT specialists, sellers and anyone looking to implement a Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Cloud Paks on IBM Power Systems. Moreover, this book provides technical content to transfer how-to-skills to the support teams, and solution guidance to the sales team. This book compliments the documentation available at the IBM Knowledge Center, and also aligns with the educational offerings provided by the IBM Systems Software Education (SSE).

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Introduction to the Journey to the Cloud: Volume 1
Chapter 2. Introduction to Containers and Orchestration with Kubernetes
Chapter 3. IBM Cloud Paks - Middleware anywhere

Part 2. Red Hat OpenShift
Chapter 4. Red Hat OpenShift components and architecture
Chapter 5. Red Hat OpenShift installation planning and considerations
Chapter 6. Installing Red Hat OpenShift 3.11 on IBM PowerVC

Part 3. Practical scenarios
Chapter 7. Use cases
Chapter 8. Special topics

Part 4. Appendixes
Appendix A. Sample lab: Deployment and Pod management
Appendix B. Sample lab: Deployments and workload balance
Appendix C. Seamless application movement across multicloud environments

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