Centos Container Pipeline Status Update November 2018

It’s been two months since we deployed the CentOS Container Pipeline service based on OpenShift in production. Since deployment, the service is running on top of OKD (new name for OpenShift Origin) 3.9. We haven’t faced any major issues that would keep us fire-fighting. In essence, we’ve been able to focus on implementing things that were available in previous architecture but are not yet available in current one.

At the moment, we’re working on:

  • Writing the APIs for fetching logs from Jenkins server running atop OKD. This is to provide users with the logs from lint, build, scan phases of the pipeline. We’re writing:
    • A backend which will fetch the information from Jenkins
    • And a frontend that will be accessible to users via registry.centos.org.
  • Add container images for the projects on CentOS-Dockerfiles repo which were not already available on the container index.
  • Generate statistics for number of times a container image has been pulled from registry.centos.org.
  • Add more functional tests so as to have a more reliable CI.
  • Moving from OKD 3.9 to 3.11 so that we can use built-in Prometheus Cluster Monitoring instead of writing our own rules.

One of the major pain points has been upgrading OKD from 3.9 to 3.10. We opened a GitHub issue for it but haven’t been able to reach a resolution yet.

That’s it for now. We will share more as we make progress.