Openshift Paas

The following are installation instructions for the Openshift <http://openshift.com> Paas.

Step 1: Create a new application :

rhc app create nodebb nodejs-0.10

Step 2: Add cartridge Redis

rhc add-cartridge http://cartreflect-claytondev.rhcloud.com/reflect?github=smarterclayton/openshift-redis-cart -a nodebb

Step 3: SSH to the application

rhc app ssh -a nodebb

Step 4: Find out your instance’s ip address NodeJS and Redis so NodeBB can bind to it correctly. This is one of Openshift’s demands and seems to be the only way it will work. You can’t use $IP in your config.json either (which means you can’t enter $IP in the node app –setup). First line : NodeJS and second line : Redis The ouput of the echo $REDIS_CLI like this : -h ip_redis -p port_redis -a password

echo $OPENSHIFT_NODEJS_IP && echo $REDIS_CLI

Step 5: Exit SSH

Step 6: Add the source code of Nodebb to the repository application

cd nodebb && git remote add upstream -m master git://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB.git

Step 7: Get the files and push

git pull -s recursive -X theirs upstream master && git push

Step 8: Stop the application

rhc app stop -a nodebb

Step 9: SSH to the application

rhc app ssh -a nodebb

Step 10: Edit the environnement NodeJS on the terminal with the SSH

cd ~/nodejs/configuration && nano node.env

Step 11: Replace server.js by app.js and exit the editor

ctrl + x

Step 12: In other terminal, start the application

rhc app start -a nodebb

Step 13: Start the setup of NodeBB on the terminal with the SSH

cd ~/app-root/repo && node app --setup

URL of this installation should be set to ‘http://nodebb-username.rhcloud.com‘, replacing username with your username.

Port number : 8080

IP or Hostname to bind to: Enter what your $OPENSHIFT_NODEJS_IP value holds here found in step 4.

Host IP or address of your MongoDB instance: Enter what your $REDIS_CLI value holds here found in step 4.

Host port of your MongoDB instance: Enter what your $REDIS_CLI value holds here found in step 4.

Redis Password: Enter what your $REDIS_CLI value holds here found in step 4.

Step 14: And the last one, in other terminal, restart the application

rhc app restart -a nodebb

And then open http://nodebb-username.rhcloud.com in your browser.

Note

Restart NodeBB in the admin doesn’t work. Use :

rhc app restart -a nodebb