Shows how to run OpennShift development environment on Fedora (or similar)
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Openshift Origin as docker container on Fedora


If you were to follow this article please make sure to have the following prerequisites met before continuing.

Important Note: Though this article has nothing that could adversely impact your platform, please backup any configuration file you plan on changing!

  • Docker

    sudo dnf -y install docker docker-client docker-devel python-docker-py python3-docker-py
  • Ansible

    sudo dnf -y install ansible
  • Bind (Optional)

      sudo dnf -y install bind bind-utils


There are two folders :

  1. origin
  2. named

Deploy and start Openshift Origin

Change directory to origin and run the following command:

ansible-playbook -K origin.yml

Configure and start named service

Understand what named.conf is and has before proceeding further. You can customize it however you want. The idea here is to resolve *.cluster.local to as that is where the Openshift Origin's HAProxy router is bound to and will process the necessary forwarding to the right POD.

Pay extra attention to the forwarding DNS ip address in named.conf. Here is where you will place all the regular/usual DNS servers thru who all the other name resolutions would be done outside of Openshift stuff.

Change directory to named and do the following:

  1. Copy cluster.local as /var/named/cluster.local. You might need sudo rights for this.
  2. Backup /etc/named.conf as /etc/named.conf.orig and copy named.conf file into /etc folder
  3. Run the command sudo systemctl start named. Optionally you can enable service by running sudo systemctl enable named
  4. Now ensure that the /etc/resolv.conf has just one line: nameserver

Now all the routes should be resolved and their links are now clickable in Openshift console.