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AWS and Azure are very well known cloud provider and they are really good.

I wanted a real European company where my setup is running, therefore I decided to run my workload on exoscale.

I describe here how you can setup in an quick and easy way a OpenShift Cluster via oc cluster up

Please read Quick start guide the Before you start to prepare your account for the next steps.

add security rules

You will need to add some ports to the security rules. As you have read in the quick start guide that by default all ports are closed.

I suggest to add the following ports to the default security group.

Security rules

add instanze

Now let’s create the instance for the OpenShift developer.

Create instanze part 01

Create instanze part 02

Press Create and wait until the instanze is up

install packages

There are some required packages to be able to run OpenShift on CentOS 7.

yum install -y docker bash-completion

I strongly suggest to make a yum -y update && reboot to have the latest patched versions.

configure and start docker

There are two files where you should add the OpenShift registry


This is the well known and common file where almost everyone add the registries and the docker config paramters.

Just add the following lines into the File.



This new file is from project atomic and it looks like that this File will be used in the future to maintain registries.

Here are some links where you can get mor information about this topic.
the github link
(8) Move docker registry information from /etc/sysconfig/docker to /etc/containers/registries.conf
docker is using a new configure file to defined registries

I have added the following lines into the File, don’t be surprised when the file does not exist.

registries = ['','']

registries = [''] 

start docker

Now run the docker daemon systemctl restart docker

get OpenShift

Download OpenShift and add bash completion to the shell

curl  -vLO
tar xfvz openshift-origin-client-tools-v3.6.1-008f2d5-linux-64bit.tar.gz
export PATH=/root/openshift-origin-client-tools-v3.6.1-008f2d5-linux-64bit:$PATH
source <(oc completion bash)

start the cluster

With the simple command below

MY_IP=$(ip address show dev eth0|awk '/inet .* eth0/ { gsub("/..","",$2); print $2}')
oc cluster up --public-hostname=${MY_IP}

You should now get the following output.

Starting OpenShift using openshift/origin:v3.6.1 ...
OpenShift server started.

The server is accessible via web console at:

You are logged in as:
    User:     developer
    Password: <any value>

To login as administrator:
    oc login -u system:admin

exoscale api

If you want to get the external IP from the exoscale api then please take a look into the Get started with the Exoscale API client


You will need the following repo to install pip

yum install -y
yum -y install python-pip

You can contact me for any further questions and orders