Red Hat OpenShift Administration II: Configuring a Production Cluster (DO280)

Configure and manage OpenShift clusters to maintain security and reliability across multiple applications and development teams.

Red Hat OpenShift Administration II: Operating a Production Kubernetes Cluster (DO280) prepares OpenShift Cluster Administrators to perform daily administration tasks on clusters that host applications provided by internal teams and external vendors, enable self-service for cluster users with different roles, and deploy applications that require special permissions such as such as CI/CD tooling, performance monitoring, and security scanners. This course focuses on configuring multi-tenancy and security features of OpenShift as well as managing OpenShift add-ons based on operators.

The skills you learn in this course can be applied using all versions of OpenShift, including Red Hat OpenShift on AWS (ROSA), Azure Red Hat OpenShift, and OpenShift Container Platform.

This course is based on OpenShift Container Platform 4.14.

Course Topics

  • Deploying packaged applications using manifests, templates, kustomize, and helm.
  • Configuring authentication and authorization for users and applications.
  • Protecting network traffic with network policies and exposing applications with proper network access.
  • Deploying and managing applications using resources manifests.
  • Enabling developer self-service of application projects.
  • Managing OpenShift cluster updates and Kubernetes operator updates.

Target Audience

  • Platform Administrators, System Administrators, Cloud Administrators, and other infrastructure-related IT roles who are responsible for managing and maintaining infrastructure for applications
  • Enterprise Architects, Site Reliability Engineers, DevOps Engineers, and other application-related IT roles who are responsible for designing infrastructure for applications


  • Take the free assessment to gauge whether this offering is the best fit for your skills.
  • Prerequisite: Red Hat OpenShift Administration I: Operating a Production Cluster (DO180v4.14), or equivalent skills deploying and managing Kubernetes applications using the OpenShift web console and command-line interfaces.
  • Significant experience with Linux System Administration is not needed for this course. Basic skills operating a Bash shell, manipulating files and processes, and verifying system confirmations such as network addresses are necessary and sufficient. Students are encouraged to take Getting Started with Linux Fundamentals (RH104) before enrolling in DO280

Recommended next exam or course

  • Red Hat Certified OpenShift Administrator exam (EX280)
  • Red Hat OpenShift Administration III: Scaling Kubernetes Deployments in the Enterprise (DO380)
  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Automation and Integration exam (EX380)
  • Introduction to Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (DO120)
  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift (DO121)

Technology considerations

This course requires internet access to access the cloud-based classroom environment that provides an OpenShift cluster and a remote administrator’s workstation.

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Course Outline

Declarative Resource Management

Deploy and update applications from resource manifests that are parameterized for different target environments.

Deploy Packaged Applications

Deploy and update applications from resource manifests that are packaged for sharing and distribution.

Authentication and Authorization

Configure authentication with the HTPasswd identity provider and assign roles to users and groups.

Network Security

Protect network traffic between applications inside and outside the cluster.

Expose non-HTTP/SNI Applications

Expose applications to external access without using an Ingress controller.

Enable Developer Self-Service

Configure clusters for safe self-service by developers from multiple teams and disallow self-service if projects have to be provisioned by the operations staff.

Manage Kubernetes Operators

Install and update Operators that are managed by the Operator Lifecycle Manager and by the Cluster Version Operator.

Application Security

Run applications that require elevated or special privileges from the host Operating System or Kubernetes.

OpenShift Updates

Update an OpenShift cluster and minimize disruption to deployed applications.