Deploying onto OpenShift
This section is to help you verify that the operator deploys successfully from the metadata bundle onto OpenShift using the Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM).

You can create an index image using the opm CLI.
  1. 1.
    Start a new index:
    $ opm index add \
    --bundles quay.io/<namespace>/wordpress-operator:v0.0.1 \
    --tag quay.io/<namespace>/wordpress-operator-index:latest
  2. 2.
    Push the index image to a registry:
    $ podman push quay.io/<namespace>/wordpress-operator-index:latest
Be sure to make your quay.io repositories for the bundle image and the index image public. You can can change this in the settings in quay.io

  1. 1.
    In your OpenShift environment create a catalog source in the openshift-marketplace namespace.
test-operator-catalogsource.yaml
apiVersion: operators.coreos.com/v1alpha1
kind: CatalogSource
metadata:
name: my-test-operators
namespace: openshift-marketplace
spec:
sourceType: grpc
image: quay.io/<namespace>/wordpress-operator-index:latest
displayName: Test Operators
publisher: Red Hat Partner
updateStrategy:
registryPoll:
interval: 5m
$ oc create -f test-operator-catalogsource.yaml
2. You can verify the catalogsource has been created by running the following command:
$ oc -n openshift-marketplace get catalogsource
You should see the following output:
NAME DISPLAY TYPE PUBLISHER AGE
certified-operators Certified Operators grpc Red Hat 12d
community-operators Community Operators grpc Red Hat 12d
my-test-operators Test Operators grpc Red Hat 30s
redhat-marketplace Red Hat Marketplace grpc Red Hat 12d
redhat-operators Red Hat Operators grpc Red Hat 12d
3. Once you have confirmed the catalogsource exists, run the following command to verify it's associated pod is successfully running. This verifies that the index image has been successfully pulled down from the repository.
$ oc -n openshift-marketplace get pods
You should see the following output:
NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE
certified-operators-59b6bc7fbc-rzzwq 1/1 Running 0 12d
community-operators-5f89b4787d-ljvfb 1/1 Running 0 12d
marketplace-operator-5c84994668-927b6 1/1 Running 0 12d
my-test-operators-##########-##### 1/1 Running 0 12d
redhat-marketplace-86cc645bb6-8crdl 1/1 Running 0 12d
redhat-operators-5877478c4f-4ffs2 1/1 Running 0 12d
4. Verify that the operator package has been successfully added:
$ oc get packagemanifests | grep “Test Operators”

  1. 1.
    Create a namespace for your project
$ oc new-project test-operator
2. Create the OperatorGroup
test-operatorgroup.yaml
apiVersion: operators.coreos.com/v1alpha2
kind: OperatorGroup
metadata:
name: my-group
namespace: test-operator
spec:
targetNamespaces:
- test-operator
$ oc create -f test-operatorgroup.yaml
3. Verify you have a working operatorgroup within the namespace you created:
$ oc get og
You should see the following output:
NAMESPACE NAME AGE
test-operator my-group 30s

test-subscription.yaml
apiVersion: operators.coreos.com/v1alpha1
kind: Subscription
metadata:
name: test-subscription
spec:
channel: alpha
installPlanApproval: Automatic
name: wordpress-operator
source: my-test-operators
sourceNamespace: openshift-marketplace
$ oc create -f test-subscription.yaml
Verify the subscription is created within your namespace:
$ oc get sub -n test-operator
You should see the following output:
NAMESPACE NAME PACKAGE SOURCE CHANNEL
test-operator test-subscription wordpress-operator test-operators stable
The creation of the subscription should trigger the creation of the InstallPlan and CSV.
$ oc get installplan -n test-operator
$ oc get csv -n test-operator
You should see something similar to this output:
NAMESPACE NAME DISPLAY VERSION REPLACES PHASE
test-operator wordpress-operator.v0.0.1 Wordpress Operator 0.0.1 Succeeded
Verify your operator is running in the namespace:
$ oc get pods -n test-operator

You can update an existing index image with a new operator bundle version using the opm CLI.
  1. 1.
    Update the existing index:
    $ opm index add \
    --bundles quay.io/<namespace>/wordpress-operator:v0.0.2 \
    --from-index quay.io/<namespace>/wordpress-operator-index:latest \
    --tag quay.io/<namespace>/wordpress-operator-index:latest
  2. 2.
    Push the updated index image:
    $ podman push quay.io/<namespace>/wordpress-operator-index:latest
  3. 3.
    After OLM polls the index image at its specified interval, we should eventually see a new installplan for our new operator bundle version
    $ oc get installplan -n test-operator

The Operator Scorecard is a testing utility included in the operator-sdk binary that guides users towards operator best practices by checking the correctness of their operators and CSVs. With your operator deployed via OLM, you can run the operator-sdk scorecard utility to create a CR which will trigger the operator and monitor what occurs. In order to certify you must pass the first two Basic Tests: Spec Block Exists, and Status Block Exists. Passing the third basic test (Writing into CRs has an effect) requires adding the scorecard-proxy container to the operator deployment, which is not desired in a production operator and is therefore not required for certification.
In order to run scorecard locally against your operator deployed via OLM please refer to this section of the upstream documentation
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Before getting started
Creating an index image
Create the CatalogSource
Create OperatorGroup
Create a Subscription
Updating an existing index image
Run the Scorecard test