Spring Boot and OpenShift provide a robust platform for container orchestration and deploying Java applications. This guide introduces the integration of Spring Boot with OpenShift, explains the benefits of container orchestration, and provides sample code with explanations to help you get started with OpenShift in your Spring Boot projects.

Advantages of OpenShift for Spring Boot

Deploying Spring Boot applications on OpenShift offers several advantages:

  • Container Orchestration: OpenShift provides Kubernetes-based container orchestration, simplifying the deployment and scaling of your applications.
  • Automated Scaling: OpenShift allows for auto-scaling based on resource utilization, ensuring your application handles varying workloads.
  • Rolling Deployments: Easily update your applications with rolling deployments and minimal downtime.
  • Integrated CI/CD: OpenShift supports continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, streamlining the development and deployment process.

Deploying Spring Boot on OpenShift

To deploy a Spring Boot application on OpenShift, follow these steps:

  1. Set up an OpenShift cluster or use an existing one.
  1. Install and configure the OpenShift Command Line Interface (CLI) and log in to your OpenShift account.
oc login https://your-openshift-cluster-url
  1. Create a new project for your Spring Boot application.
oc new-project my-spring-boot-project
  1. Build and deploy your Spring Boot application on OpenShift using OpenShift templates, Docker images, or source-to-image (S2I) builds.
oc new-app my-spring-boot-image
  1. Expose your Spring Boot service to external access using routes.
oc expose service my-spring-boot-service

Sample Code for Spring Boot on OpenShift

Here's an example of a simple Spring Boot application that can be deployed on OpenShift:

import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.GetMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RestController;
public class SpringBootApp {
public static void main(String[] args) {, args);
class HelloController {
public String hello() {
return "Hello, OpenShift!";


Spring Boot and OpenShift offer a powerful platform for container orchestration and deploying Java applications. This guide introduced the integration, explained the advantages of OpenShift, and provided sample code for deploying Spring Boot applications. By leveraging OpenShift's container orchestration features, you can efficiently manage and scale your applications in a containerized environment.