Cloud Pak for Applications

Introduction

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Introduction

The Cloud Pak for Applications provides product offerings to support modernizing existing applications and building new cloud native applications. The applications run within a Kubernetes cluster provided with the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. The focus provided here is on running application workloads as containers. The Cloud Pak for Applications is a bundle of multiple offerings. This diagram provides an overview of what offerings are included and what they would be used for.

Overview

The key offerings reviewed in this installation and usage scenarios are:

Offering Installation Steps Description
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Install Kubernetes platform required for running application workloads
IBM Kabanero Enterprise Install Open source projects to build, deploy and run applications. Installs into an OpenShift Container Platform cluster.
Developer Tools MacOS / Windows Tools needed for a developer to build, test and debug applications.
Red Hat Runtimes Install Application runtimes and framework for JBoss, Vert.x and Node.

These offerings are also included in the Cloud Pak for Applications but not focus within this material. These offerings support running existing applications but not focused on the container platform.

Offering Installation Steps Description
IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment Install Continue to run existing WebSphere apps.
IBM WebSphere Application Server Install Continue to run existing WebSphere apps.
IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core Install Continue to run existing Liberty apps.
IBM Mobile Foundation Install Run existing mobile apps.
IBM Cloud Private Install Migrate existing workloads to OpenShift Container Platform.

Installation Overview

The primary method for installing the Cloud Pak for Applications follows the key high level steps of:

  • Install Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform - Cloud Pak provides OpenShift Container Platform to create a new cluster. You can also use any existing OpenShift 3.11 to install the Cloud Pak into.
  • Install Cloud Pak for Applications - The Cloud Pak is installed into the cluster and provides Transformation Advisor and IBM Kabanero Enterprise. The installation provides IBM runtimes for Liberty, Microprofile, and Spring, as well as several open source projects which include Appsody, Tekton, and Knative.
  • Install developer tools - A developer is provided tools for an IDE and key CLIs to access the cluster. Instructions are available for both Mac OSx and Windows.
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