Welcome to my Blog and Kubernetes Playground

This site is dedicated to sharing the work that I do in my home lab. I am a huge fan of cloud native application delivery on Kubernetes based platforms. I specifically focus on OpenShift Container Platform, and its subscription free (community supported) sibling, OKD.

The projects that I present here are intended to reflect a “close to real-world” environment. The result is a more complicated setup than you will find in other tutorials, but the trade off is that your lab environment will resemble what you find in most corporate IT environments. I try to focus on what my brother-in-law commonly calls the “ilities” of IT; security, reliability, flexibility, availability, etc…

The anchor of this site is my OpenShift Home Lab setup instructions.

Building a Portable Kubernetes Home Lab with OpenShift - OKD4

The links in the left hand navigation, (or drop down menu on mobile), will take you to specific tutorials for building or adding capabilities to your home lab.

Recent posts

OpenShift - Your New Favorite IDE

11 minute read

Think about this for a moment. If you were handed a brand new laptop tomorrow, how long would it take you to get it fully set up for application development...

Let It SNO!

2 minute read

So… I planned this title a while back. How ironic that, as I sit here, we are expecting as much as a of foot of real snow…

Where Did September Go?!

1 minute read

OK… So, a little over a month ago I showed you how to add the Tekton-OpenShift Pipelines Operator to your lab, and then promised to give you some code to de...

It’s time for Tea - Gitea

less than 1 minute read

Every software delivery shop needs a source code management system. Git is the defacto standard these days for SCM, and there are a lot of server options ou...