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Service Catalog

This is a collection of materials intended to educate about the use of Service Catalog, a Kubernetes extension project that implements the Open Service Broker API. This allows cloud application developers to easily provision web services and connect them to their application.

Presentation

The presentation section contains a slide deck covering the use case for OSBAPI, as well as an overview of the interface between a cloud platform and an OSB broker. It then covers the details of Service-Catalog, the Kube implementation of OSBAPI. This is intended to be used at a one hour introductory presentation session, such as a Meetup or similar.

Workshop

The workshop section contains materials for several guided-walkthroughs of running a Guestbook deployment on Kubernetes, first as a stand alone application storing state in-memory, and then progressing through various ways of automating and simplfying the provision and attachment of a Redis backing store. It details how to manually provsion and attach a Redis backing store, how to use a Kube secret to contain these manually created credentials, the deployment and registering of an OSB broker with Service Catalog, and finally the use of that broker to provision and bind a Redis service instance to your Guestbook application.

The various walkthroughs and demos of this repository can be used with a free-tier IBM Cloud account, so they can be done without the need to locally deploy and manage a Kubernetes cluster.