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JBoss Fuse for xPaaS - How to setup a Fuse on OpenShift Enterprise Virtual Machine with Virtual Box

I am a pure software developer deep from my bones, so when it comes to installing OpenShift, the last thing I want to do is to go through all the Linux, network setups, extra.. Luckily with OpenShift I have 2 choice, First is the easiest, just go to OpenShift Online, and by simply registering an account, you will be able to get 3 gears to play with and no hassle on setting up the openshift environment. The second option is to use the Virtual Machine provided to run a pre-set OpenShift environment, I am going to show you how to do that!

Before we begin, please make sure you have download the OpenShift 2.1 or 2.2 Virtual Machine image from Red Hat Customer Portal. Then install Virtual Box.

Start up Virtual Box, click on "New" to create a new virtual machine,

Before you start up the VM, right click on the instance you created, choose "settings... ", a configuration window will pop up, and then click on the "Network" Tab, and make sure you have selected the Bridge adapter.

Or sometimes depends on your network environment, it is easier to just setup a Host-only Adapter, this can be set under Preference,

Go to Network, setup the Adapter,
And DHCP Server,

Instead of setting to Bridge Adapter, set it up to Host-only Adapter,

Start up your VM instance when done, it might take couple of minutes to start up.  you should see a Terminal and FireFox started. type in "ifconfig" in the terminal console, here you will see the IP for this VM instance. We are going to configure the host machine to look up the DNS.

In Linux, Simply edit the /etc/resolv.conf configuration file and add the IP address of your VM instance. For example


However, in Mac, setting the “resolv.conf” does not work, please go to System Preferences -> Network, and click on the Advance button on the right lower corner, and then on the top TAB, choose “DNS”, add the ip address of your VM instance, as we are going to use it's built in DNS resolver. And add as the domain to look up.

Open up a browser in your host machine, and go to, and you will immediately ask for the  ID/PWD to logon to OpenShift. Type in demo for ID and openshift for password. There you will see the openshift pages.

Now it’s time to install the client in our host so we can interact with the OSE (short for OpenShift Enterprise). First we need to install the rhc client.

To install the RHC in Mac, simply run, (make sure you have installed Ruby in advance)
            sudo gem install rhc
for Linux or other operating system and more details please visit this page.

After successfully install the client, now it’s time to setup the rhc client, to do that simply go to your command line console, and type
            rhc setup --server -l demo -p openshift

In the process, you will be asked to provide a phrase for RSA key, type in anything that you will remember, and let the process keep running, in a few seconds, it will be ready to go.

Now we are ready to create a FUSE application, go back to browser. And click on “create yours first application”,  on following page. depend on your OSE version, click on Fuse cartridge, 

or you can type in following URL in define my own application

In the next page, fill in your application name and domain name, 

After a few minutes of download and installing the FUSE application, you will be presented with the authorization information, please keep it. Remember the ID/PWD.

Go to the Fuse URL you will see the, logon using the ID/PWD and congratulation you have created the FUSE application.

And that's it, you can now start playing with Fuse on OpenShift Enterprise in your local environment.  


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