OpenShift Dedicated provides methods for communicating from outside the cluster with services running in the cluster. This method uses an Ingress Controller.

Creating a project and service

If the project and service that you want to expose do not exist, first create the project, then the service.

If the project and service already exist, skip to the procedure on exposing the service to create a route.

Procedure
  1. Log in to OpenShift Dedicated.

  2. Create a new project for your service:

    $ oc new-project <project_name>

    For example:

    $ oc new-project myproject
  3. Use the oc new-app command to create a service. For example:

    $ oc new-app \
        -e MYSQL_USER=admin \
        -e MYSQL_PASSWORD=redhat \
        -e MYSQL_DATABASE=mysqldb \
        registry.redhat.io/openshift3/mysql-55-rhel7
  4. Run the following command to see that the new service is created:

    $ oc get svc -n openshift-ingress
    NAME                      TYPE           CLUSTER-IP      EXTERNAL-IP      PORT(S)                      AGE
    router-default            LoadBalancer   172.30.16.119   52.230.228.163   80:30745/TCP,443:32561/TCP   2d6h
    router-internal-default   ClusterIP      172.30.101.15   <none>           80/TCP,443/TCP,1936/TCP      2d6h

    By default, the new service does not have an external IP address.

Exposing the service by creating a route

You can expose the service as a route using the oc expose command.

Procedure

To expose the service:

  1. Log in to OpenShift Dedicated.

  2. Log in to the project where the service you want to expose is located:

    $ oc project project1
  3. Run the following command to expose the route:

    $ oc expose service <service_name>

    For example:

    $ oc expose service mysql-55-rhel7
    route "mysql-55-rhel7" exposed
  4. Use a tool, such as cURL, to make sure you can reach the service using the cluster IP address for the service:

    $ curl <pod_ip>:<port>

    For example:

    $ curl 172.30.131.89:3306

    The examples in this section use a MySQL service, which requires a client application. If you get a string of characters with the Got packets out of order message, you are connected to the service.

    If you have a MySQL client, log in with the standard CLI command:

    $ mysql -h 172.30.131.89 -u admin -p
    Enter password:
    Welcome to the MariaDB monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    
    MySQL [(none)]>