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Red Hat JBoss Fuse - Automate integration CI/CD processes

Long time no see :) , for many of you who knows me, I've been through a major change in life, moving to another country for couple of years, that is why there are less updates in my blog. But, I am back! Getting back to business. Fuse Integration Service 2.0 Tech preview was out two weeks ago, since this version is base on OpenShift 3.3, which has pipeline capability prebuilt on top of it (Tech preview on OpenShift as well). This get it one step closer to a more automated and agile continuous integration, and deployment one-stop platform for us, the integration developer.

For the pipeline to work on OpenShift, you will need Jenkins installed and running. OpenShift uses it to build, process and handle all the workflows. If you are familiar with developing in openshift, to build the pipeline is pretty simple and straight-forward. The pipeline is defined as a build configuration in OpenShift, just create a build config then import it to the namespace you want it to be in. And that is it.

This is what the build config looks like, note the strategy type is called JenkinsPipeline, this will trigger the interaction with Jenkins, and pushes the defined Jenkinsfile onto the server itself. The Jenkins Server will then interact with openshift and start the automated CI/CD process.

kind: BuildConfig
apiVersion: v1
metadata:
  name: pipelinename
  labels:
    name: pipelinename  
spec:
  triggers:
  - type: GitHub
    github:
      secret: secret101
  - type: Generic
    generic:
      secret: secret101
  strategy:
    type: JenkinsPipeline
    jenkinsPipelineStrategy:
      jenkinsfile: "
        node('maven') { 
          stage('build') { 
            print 'build'
            openshiftBuild(buildConfig: 'buildconfigname', showBuildLogs: 'true')
          }          
          stage('staging') {
            print 'stage'
            openshiftDeploy(deploymentConfig: 'deploymentconfigame')     
          } 
      }"


As you can see on the above Jenkinsfile in the build configuration, it's interacting with the openshift itself through the OpenShift and Jenkins plugin. For instance, you could trigger to build an image, deploy the application through calling the deployment config, tag an image or even scale up and down the number of containers.

This upper part of the blog is pretty generic to most of the application running on OpenShift, but, HEY, Fuse Integration Service is just another application running on top of it. But this application just simply contains PATTERN BASE integration technology that has 160+ built-in components in it, so we smart developer don't have to waste time and energy on repetitive stuff, no big deal. :)
No matter what version you are using, this pipeline capability can help you automate your integration microservice.

Here is a small demo video that takes you through the entire process.



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