Binary Deployment of a war file

In this recipe you will learn to deploy a war file. We will assume that you built your source code outside of OpenShift build process and want to download the WAR file on your workstation.

Create a project or use an existing project

If you want to, you can create a new project based on what you have learned in the previous recipe. Since we already have a project we will use it. Run the following command to make sure.

$ oc project ocp-test

Create war file

Create folders and file as following

$ mkdir binarytest && cd binarytest
$ mkdir deployments

$ echo "Hello World" > index.html
$ zip helloworld.war index.html
$ mv helloworld.war ./deployments/
$ rm index.html

$ ls -lR
total 0
drwxrwxr-x. 2 kylin kylin 28 Jul 10 23:03 deployments

total 4
-rw-rw-r--. 1 kylin kylin 182 Jul 10 23:02 helloworld.war

Using builder image

Create a new build using the builder image of your choice. Here we are using JBoss EWS (tomcat 8) image. The flag binary=true indicates that this build will use the binary content instead of the url to the source code.

Here I am naming my application as helloworld. So all the artifacts will get the name helloworld.

$ oc new-build --image-stream=jboss-webserver30-tomcat8-openshift --binary=true --name=helloworld
--> Found image 8700fb1 (2 months old) in image stream "openshift/jboss-webserver30-tomcat8-openshift" under tag "latest" for "jboss-webserver30-tomcat8-openshift"

    JBoss Web Server 3.0
    Platform for building and running web applications on JBoss Web Server 3.0 - Tomcat v8

    Tags: builder, java, tomcat8

    * A source build using binary input will be created
      * The resulting image will be pushed to image stream "helloworld:latest"
      * A binary build was created, use 'start-build --from-dir' to trigger a new build

--> Creating resources with label build=helloworld ...
    imagestream "helloworld" created
    buildconfig "helloworld" created
--> Success

Executing the build

Start the build by uploading the contents of your deployments directory. Make sure you are in the parent folder where you created the deployments folder inside previously. Remember the war file is in the deployments folder. The jboss-ews builder image knows to copy the contents of the deployments folder to the deployments directory and then builds the application image.

$ oc start-build helloworld --from-dir=.
Uploading directory "." as binary input for the build ...
WARNING: the provided file may not be an archive (tar, tar.gz, or zip), use --from-file to prevent extraction
build "helloworld-1" started

You can check the build logs by executing:

$ oc logs helloworld-1-build
Receiving source from STDIN as archive ...
Copying all deployments war artifacts from /home/jboss/source/deployments directory into /opt/webserver/webapps for later deployment...
'/home/jboss/source/deployments/helloworld.war' -> '/opt/webserver/webapps/helloworld.war'
Pushing image ...
Pushed 0/7 layers, 14% complete
Pushed 1/7 layers, 16% complete
Pushed 2/7 layers, 38% complete
Pushed 3/7 layers, 51% complete
Pushed 4/7 layers, 64% complete
Pushed 5/7 layers, 94% complete
Pushed 6/7 layers, 98% complete
Pushed 7/7 layers, 100% complete
Push successful

Create the application

Now create the application with the same name as what you gave for the build.

Here we are using the name helloworld, so that the rest of the objects such as deployment configuration and service are created with the same name and refer to the image-stream created earlier.

$ oc new-app helloworld --allow-missing-imagestream-tags
--> Found image 24d9f59 (6 minutes old) in image stream "ocp-test/helloworld" under tag "latest" for "helloworld"

    Platform for building and running web applications on JBoss Web Server 3.0 - Tomcat v8

    Tags: builder, java, tomcat8

    * This image will be deployed in deployment config "helloworld"
    * Ports 8080/tcp, 8443/tcp, 8778/tcp will be load balanced by service "helloworld"
      * Other containers can access this service through the hostname "helloworld"

--> Creating resources ...
    deploymentconfig "helloworld" created
    service "helloworld" created
--> Success
    Run 'oc status' to view your app.

Now, expose the service as a route to be able to use it from the browser.

$ oc expose service helloworld
route "helloworld" exposed


You can use the route to access the application using the URL.

$ curl
Hello World

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