In this article we will introduce the concept of Operators, the Operator Framework and Operator Lifecycle Management. This article is part of a series that will walk you through understanding and building operators in Go or Ansible end-to-end.
- OpenShift Operator Getting Started Part I
- OpenShift Operator SDK: Go Getting Started Guide Part II
- OpenShift Operator SDK: Ansible Getting Started Guide Part III
- OpenShift Operator Lifecycle Management Guide: Integrating Operators in OLM Part IV
First, what exactly is an Operator?
An Operator is a method of packaging, deploying and managing a Kubernetes application.
Or simply, it is the application that can deploy itself, manage itself and update itself. Welcome to the brave new world, where we don’t spend time doing repetitive manually tasks, but rather put our knowledge into software so it can do it for us, better.