This week Christian Hernandez, Technical Marketing Manager for Red Hat Cloud Platforms Business Unit, joined the live stream to show off Windows containers in OpenShift. Currently available as a community Operator, Windows containers are expected to become generally available with OpenShift 4.7 and enable Windows Server 2019 worker nodes to join OpenShift and host Windows containers workloads. As a developer, this means that you have one platform for both Linux and Windows-based application components and as an administrator the consolidation of infrastructure (hopefully!) makes life more simple.

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Episode 18 recorded stream:


Supporting links for today’s topic:

  • You’ll need to deploy your OpenShift cluster using vSphere with the full-stack automation, a.k.a. installer provisioned infrastructure or IPI, experience using the OVN-Kubernetes SDN and with hybrid networking enabled.
  • Christian spent some time walking through the architecture and how Windows nodes and Windows containers are integrated into OpenShift.
  • The Windows Machine Config Operator is the “special sauce” used to configure Windows nodes in the OpenShift cluster.
  • If you want to jump straight to creating a Windows VM template, deploying the Windows Machine Config Operator, and creating Windows nodes, use this link!

Other links and materials referenced during the stream:


Videos, Microsoft, OpenShift 4, Windows Containers,, OpenShift 4.7

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