Validated Patterns

About the Validated Patterns Operator

You can use the Validated Patterns Operator to install and manage Validated Patterns. Use the Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console to install the Validated Patterns Operator. After installing the Operator, you can create an instance where you can specify the details for your pattern. The Validated Patterns Operator then installs and manages the required assets and artifacts that the pattern requires.

Installing the Validated Patterns Operator

  • Access to an OpenShift Container Platform cluster using an account with cluster-admin permissions.

  1. Navigate in the Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console to the OperatorsOperatorHub page.

  2. Scroll or type a keyword into the Filter by keyword box to find the Operator you want. For example, type validated patterns to find the Validated Patterns Operator.

  3. Select the Operator to display additional information.

    Choosing a Community Operator warns that Red Hat does not certify Community Operators; you must acknowledge the warning before continuing.

  4. Read the information about the Operator and click Install.

  5. On the Install Operator page:

    1. Select an Update channel (if more than one is available).

    2. Select a Version (if more than one is available).

    3. Select an Installation mode:

      • All namespaces on the cluster (default) installs the Operator in the default openshift-operators namespace to watch and be made available to all namespaces in the cluster. This option is not always available.

      • A specific namespace on the cluster allows you to choose a specific, single namespace in which to install the Operator. The Operator will only watch and be made available for use in this single namespace.

    4. Select Automatic or Manual approval strategy.

  6. Click Install to make the Operator available to the selected namespaces on this OpenShift Container Platform cluster.


To confirm that the installation is successful:

  1. Navigate to the OperatorsInstalled Operators page.

  2. Check that the Operator is installed in the selected namespace and its status is Succeeded.

Creating a pattern instance


The Validated Patterns Operator is successfully installed in the relevant namespace.

  1. Navigate to the OperatorsInstalled Operators page.

  2. Click the installed Validated Patterns Operator.

  3. Under the Details tab, in the Provided APIs section, in the Pattern box, click Create Instance that displays the Create Pattern page.

  4. On the the Create Pattern page, select Form view and enter information in the following fields:

    • Name - A name for the pattern deployment that is used in the projects that you created.

    • Labels - Apply any other labels you might need for deploying this pattern.

    • Cluster Group Name - Select a cluster group name to identify the type of cluster where this pattern is being deployed. For example, if you are deploying the Industrial Edge pattern, the cluster group name is datacenter. If you are deploying the Multicloud GitOps pattern, the cluster group name is hub.

      To know the cluster group name for the patterns that you want to deploy, check the relevant pattern-specific requirements.

  5. Expand the Git Config section to reveal the options and enter the required information.

    1. Change the Target Repo URL to your forked repository URL. For example, change<pattern_name> to<your-git-username>/<pattern-name>

    2. Optional: You might need to change the Target Revision field. The default value is HEAD. However, you can also provide a value for a branch, tag, or commit that you want to deploy. For example, v2.1, main, or a branch that you created, my-branch.

  6. Ensure that you have made any required changes to your values-*.yaml files locally and pushed them to your forked repository on the correct branch or target that you chose in the previous step.

  7. Click Create.


The Red Hat OpenShift GitOps Operator displays in list of Installed Operators. The Red Hat OpenShift GitOps Operator installs the remaining assets and artifacts for this pattern. To view the installation of these assets and artifacts, such as Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management (RHACM), ensure that you switch to Project:All Projects.

For more information about post-installation instructions for a pattern, see its Getting started page.