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Dashboarding JVM metrics from OpenShift pods

Posted by James Garner on 16 April 2019

docker, kubernetes, openshift, grafana, dashboard, influxdb, jolokia, jmx

Recently on a client engagement, I needed to extract some real-time metrics from some Mule pods running in an OpenShift environment. At that point in time, we were engaged in a performance testing activity, and while the tests were actually passing successfully, the lack of visibility into the pods made me nervous. I...

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Mule on OpenShift: Part 2 - Build & Deploy

Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 15 March 2019

docker, kubernetes, tech, mule, platform, openshift, container, anypoint

In part 1 of this series, we discussed the different deployment models that we have used in the past to deploy containerised Mule applications on OpenShift Container Platform. Here we expand on the topic by discussing best practices around build and deployment such applications.

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Mule on OpenShift: Part 1 - Deployment Models

Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 28 February 2019

kubernetes, tech, mule, platform, openshift, container, anypoint

At Deloitte Platform Engineering, we have been building containerised platforms for a few years now. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform has been our weapon of choice in many of these instances, complementing a solid Kubernetes foundation.

A significant part of this work also consists of building and deploying...

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OpenShift 3 Demystified. For Developers.

Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 30 October 2017

tech, developer, platform, openshift, container

Container orchestrators are the next big thing in the modern containerisation movement. And unless you have painted your career into a legacy corner, you will encounter these technologies sooner or later.

OpenShift was my introduction to this space. At that time, I was not able to find suitable online resources that...

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