Ask an OpenShift Admin Office Hour - Bring Windows nodes to OpenShift
September 17, 2021 | by
Red Hat OpenShift can run and manage both Linux and Windows containers from one platform, so you're able to move Windows containers to OpenShift without needing to completely re-architect or write new code. And this week, Christian Hernandez, Technical Marketing Manager for Red Hat Cloud Platforms Business Unit, joins the live stream to cover the ins and outs of bringing your own Windows nodes to OpenShift.
This stream we discussed the role and use cases for Windows nodes, and we explored configuring a cluster with hybrid Open Virtual Networking (OVN) Kubernetes networking and using the Red Hat Windows Machine Config Operator (WMCO) to install and manage Windows nodes.
We also spent a few minutes at the start of this stream to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Ask an OpenShift Admin live stream! 42 episodes in 52 weeks with more than 40 thousand views! You can hear even more statistics about the stream, and individual episodes, during stream at the time linked above.
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Episode 43 recorded stream:
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Windows nodes have been available in OpenShift since OpenShift 4.6 and we talked about them previously with OpenShift 4.7 when vSphere IPI support was added. Today, we’re discussing the Windows Machine Config Operator (WMCO) version 3, which will add support for “bring your own host” when released in the near future. This means that you can add Windows nodes to any non-integrated or UPI deployment!
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