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For the Novice Intermediate Level Deep Dives & Further Learning PaaS and container technologies are often very closely tied with DevOps. In fact, we often confuse the adoption of "next-gen" technology stacks like OpenShift with "DevOps adoption". While it’s true that certain automation and cloud technologies fit very nicely into a DevOps frame of mind, it’s important to understand that employing DevOps means much more than just having the right technology, or writing automation scripts.

Installing a Highly Available OpenShift Cluster

This article proposes a reference architecture for a Highly Available installation of OpenShift. We will outline the architecture of such an installation and walk through the installation process. Cluster Design & Architecture Preparing the Installer Selecting the Version of OpenShift to Install Networking DNS SSL/TLS Certificates Load Balancing & HA Authentication Persistent Storage Design for Disconnected Environments Recap Building the Infrastructure Provision Servers Ansible Control Host Create Standalone Registry Sync RPM Channels Configure Load Balancer Preparing for Install Ansible Inventory Review Subscribing the Hosts Docker Storage Setup Configure etcd and Node Storage System Resource Reservations Validating Pre-requisites Running the Install Validating the Cluster What’s Next?

OpenShift and the Organization

Organizational Maturity Models when Adopting a PaaS Platform Assignment of Actions to Existing Roles Building toward a DevOps Organization Responsibilities for IT Organizations Using OpenShift Roles for IT Organizations Using OpenShift Mapping Roles to Responsibilities: RACI RACI Definitions How Teams Work Together in a DevOps Organization Conclusion Organizational Maturity Models when Adopting a PaaS Platform While Platform-as-a-Service technologies alone are not capable of changing the way individuals and teams interact within an organization, they often serve as a catalyst for organizational change to support IT agility.

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