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

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 March 2020, updated 12 March 2020

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ISBN-10: 0738458376
ISBN-13: 9780738458373
IBM Form #: SG24-8459-00
(154 pages)

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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 educates and prepares the readers to understand and enter the multicloud era.

This book describes a journey to the following aspects of multicloud and associated context of application modernization:

  • 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 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 a 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 that uses Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Cloud Paks on IBM Power Systems by 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 who wants to implement a Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Cloud Paks on IBM Power Systems. This book also provides technical content to transfer how-to skills to the support teams, and solution guidance to the sales team.

This book compliments the documentation that is available at IBM Knowledge Center, and also aligns with the educational offerings that are 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

Part 3. Practical scenarios
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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