Guided Tutorial: CLI
This tutorial is a continuation of the Guided Tutorial and you should start there.
You will be creating a single Pod in this tutorial which is not sufficient for a production service
Adding a Pod to your Project
Before using the CLI it would be wise to read our Getting Started on the CLI doc.
Once the oc client has been installed and is logged into the cluster you need to switch to your Project. Switching to a Project allows the oc client to assume that the commands it is running should be executed inside of the Project that you switch to. You could alternatively not switch to a project and append the
-n flag to each command you run followed by the name of the project you wish to run your command in. That being said, switch to your project:
oc project <PROJECT_NAME>
oc get projects
to get a list of projects that you have access to.
Now, to get a list of pods that exist in the project run:
oc get pods
This should not return any Pods because there will not be any pods in the project yet.
To remedy this problem we will create a pod. Below is a basic definition of a pod in YAML. Copy this and save it to a file named pod.yaml.
apiVersion: v1 kind: Pod metadata: # Pod name name: test-pod spec: containers: # Container name - name: test-container # Using the base image image: "image-registry.openshift-image-registry.svc:5000/openshift/ccs-rhel7-base-amd64" # Starting a shell command: ["/bin/sh","-c"] # Echoing a Hello World followed by an infinitely waiting cat args: ["echo 'Hello World!'; cat"] # Need a tty if we are to SSH. Need stdin for tty tty: true stdin: true
With the above YAML saved in a pod.yaml file we can now create the pod with the following command:
oc create -f pod.yaml
Now if we run the command:
oc get pods
We should see our pod along with some status information about the pod.
To get useful metrics about the pod we can run:
oc describe pod <POD_NAME>
where <POD_NAME> will be the name of the pod. In our case test-pod.
To get logs from the pod we can run the command:
oc logs -f <POD_NAME>
-f flag will follow the logs. You can run the logs command without the
-f flag to get a snapshot of the logs. Additionally, this will be empty for the pod we created above because there will be no logs from the ‘cat’ command.
oc get <POD_NAME> -o yaml
Will allow you to view the YAML representation that exists in Openshift that defines your pod. You may notice that the YAML contains many more key/value pairs than the YAML that we have in our pod.yaml file. This is correct and is because extra YAML is added during the pod creation process.
Finally, to get a shell in the pod we run the
oc exec command. What this command does is execute a command inside the pod; for us the command will be
oc exec -it <POD_NAME> /bin/bash