Creating Components with OpenShift Connector in Che

In the context of OpenShift, Components and Services are basic structures that need to be stored in Application, which is a part of the OpenShift project that organizes deployable assets into virtual folders for better readability.

This chapter describes how to create OpenShift Components in the Che using the OpenShift Connector plug-in and push them to an OpenShift cluster.

Prerequisites
  • A running instance of Che. To install an instance of Che, see Installing Che.

  • The user is logged in to an OpenShift cluster using the OpenShift Connector plug-in.

Procedure
  1. In the OpenShift Connector panel, right-click the row with the red OpenShift icon and select New Project.

  2. Enter a name for your project.

  3. Right-click the created project and select New Component.

  4. When prompted, enter the name for a new OpenShift Application in which the component can be stored.

    The following options of source for your component are displayed:

    1. Git Repository

      This prompts you to specify a Git repository URL and select the intended revision of the runtime.

    2. Binary File

      This prompts you to select a file from the file explorer.

    3. Workspace Directory

      This prompts you to select a folder from the file explorer.

  5. Enter the name for the component.

  6. Select the component type.

  7. Select the component type version.

  8. The component is created. Right-click the component, select New URL, and enter a name of your choice.

  9. The component is ready to be pushed to the OpenShift cluster. To do so, right-click the component and select Push.

    The component is deployed to the cluster. Use a right-click for selecting additional actions, such as debugging and opening in a browser, which requires the exposure of the port 8080.