Lessons learned with self hosted Kubernetes: OpenShift 4 & Octant from VMware

Red Hat Annex - 190 E Davie Street Raleigh NC 27601 - View Map Morrisville
Thu, Sep 19, 2019, 6:30 PM (EDT)

About this event

Hey Kubernetes and OpenShift Enthusiasts!

September Kubernetes and OpenShift Meetup #38

6:00-6:30: Gather, network, beer, pizza, swag

6:30-7:15 Lessons learned building a self hosted Kubernetes: OpenShift 4 - Clayton Coleman, OpenShift lead architect at Red Hat

OpenShift has gone through major transformations between each major version. OpenShift 3 was completely rearchitected and rewritten to be based Kubernetes and Docker images. We learned a lot from running hosted versions of OpenShift 3. I'll review how we took our operational experience and combined with CoreOS, to provide a next generation platform. We'll review key lessons learned on building a self-hosted and self-managed Kubernetes in OpenShift 4.

Clayton is architect and engineer on cloud orchestration and containers at Red Hat, in charge of both technical direction for Kubernetes and OpenShift (Red Hat's platform as a service built on top of Kubernetes) as well as the broader container and container content efforts at Red Hat. Clayton is one of the top contributors to both Kubernetes and OpenShift and has been involved in many projects in the container, platform-as-a-service, and ci/cd ecosystem over the last four years. He enjoys sleeping, but rarely has time to do it anymore.

7:15 switch presenters, grab a fresh beer

7:15-8:00 Understanding Your Kubernetes Cluster with Octant - Wayne Witzel III, Senior Member of the Technical Staff at VMware

As a developer understanding how your application is deployed within the complexity of a Kubernetes cluster can be overwhelming. The ability to not only understand how your workload is running in the cluster, but also know your workload dependencies, and quickly locate problems and identify how to fix them traditionally requires a deep understanding of Kubernetes primitives and lots of kubectl | jq command-line interactions.

Octant aims to be the cheat-code for Kubernetes. Octant can help you visualize your workload and when needed, locate problems in your workload and help you to understand how to fix them. Octant can help you when you are exploring Custom Resource Definitions and viewing Custom Resource lists. Finally, Octant is highly-extensible and provides a plugin system that allows you to extend Octant using the same components and actions that the core application itself is built with.


Wayne Witzel III is the engineering lead for Octant and is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at VMware. Wayne has been involved with and developing open source software for most of his 18 year career. Wayne lives on a 17 acre farm in North Durham with his wife Jessa where they have one dog, two cats, three goats, six guinea hens, eight ducks, and thirty-five chickens.

8:00- Q&A / Social / Wrap-up


Location/Instructions: Red Hat Annex Bldg, Dodgeball Room

Link to details about Red Hat Annex Location and Parking (https://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Kubernetes-Meetup/photos/27538861/)

Food/Drink: Yes!

More swag this meetup? Of course

Live Streaming: https://youtu.be/5BZZYqqmit0

Guests: Please bring your friends who share the same passion with us!


Thursday, Sep 19
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM (EDT)


Red Hat Annex
190 E Davie Street Raleigh NC 27601