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Install Ansible Service Broker Addon into Your CDK Installation

Start your Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK) environment with registration (this is important, as yum gets used during Addon installation).

minishift start --service-catalog

Clone the addon repository and install Ansible Service Broker Addon:

git clone
cd minishift-addons/add-ons/
minishift addon install ansible-service-broker
minishift addon apply ansible-service-broker

When logging in to your CDK console, you should already see the preinstalled Ansible APBs:
Preinstalled APBs

Install the ABP Command Line on Your Client Machine

Configure your shell to use the Minishift Docker daemon:

eval $(minishift docker-env)

Fetch the APB command line script and make it available in your PATH:

wget && mv apb && chmod +x apb

Verify that your installation works:

apb --help

If everything went well, you should see something like this:
very installation

Test the Connection Between ABP CLI and CDK

You will need special permissions to work with the broker on your CDK installation. Therefore, we need to execute the following:

oc adm policy add-cluster-role-to-user cluster-admin developer
oc login -u developer

Now let’s see if we can list the preinstalled APBs:

apb list

APB list

Configure Ansible Service Broker to Pull Images from Local Registry

In the default config of our Ansible Service Broker, the APBs are pulled from We need to change this to our local registry running within CDK.
Change local registry

- type: local_openshift
name: lo
- openshift
- ".*-apb$"

The Ansible Service Broker pod now needs to be restarted in order to pull in the new configuration.

Create your first APB

First, we use the CLI to scaffold our new service:

apb init sample-service-apb
cd sample-service-apb

Now we locally build our APB. After the process has completed, the newly built APB docker image should appear in your local Docker registry:

apb build

APB build

Finally, we need to push the Docker image to our Service Broker inside CDK:

apb push

Now you should be able to see your first APB in your CDK’s service catalog:

APB in CDK service catalog


Learn more about Ansible Playbook development and the Minishift Addon from these resources:


OpenShift Container Platform, Containers

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