bonfire cheat sheet - cloudigrade/cloudigrade Wiki

Since the OpenShift ephemeral cluster is only "ephemeral" in name and its number of available namespaces is relatively small, developers should consciously reserve and release namespaces as their needs require.

Reserve a namespace

By default, namespaces are reserved for one hour and do not use managed Kafka. However, for development or testing purposes that may not be sufficient. The following command reserves a namespace for 8 hours and uses the real managed Kafka configuration.

NAMESPACE=$(bonfire namespace reserve --pool real-managed-kafka --duration "8h")
oc project "${NAMESPACE}"

This new NAMESPACE environment variable contains the ephemeral cluster namespace/project we will be using (e.g. ephemeral-6sc0an) and will be used in subsequent example commands.

bonfire namespace list --mine
NAME              RESERVED    ENV STATUS  APPS READY   REQUESTER    EXPIRES IN
----------------  ----------  ----------  -----------  -----------  ------------
ephemeral-6sc0an  true        ready       0/0          abellotti    7h59m13s

Extend a reservation time

If your remaining namespace reservation time is almost finished and you still need to do additional work, you can extend your reservation as follows:

First, check to see how much time left you have, that is shown in the EXPIRES IN column:

bonfire namespace list --mine
NAME              RESERVED    ENV STATUS  APPS READY   REQUESTER    EXPIRES IN
----------------  ----------  ----------  -----------  -----------  ------------
ephemeral-6sc0an  true        ready       6/6          abellotti    1h03m13s

You can extend your reservation by a number of hours, with the following example extending the reservation by 4 hours:

bonfire namespace extend --duration "4h" ${NAMESPACE}

You can now see the extended expiration time as follows:

bonfire namespace list --mine
NAME              RESERVED    ENV STATUS  APPS READY   REQUESTER    EXPIRES IN
----------------  ----------  ----------  -----------  -----------  ------------
ephemeral-6sc0an  true        ready       6/6          abellotti    5h02m57s

Release a namespace

When you're finished using it, release your namespace so the resources can be freed and made available for other users in the cluster:

bonfire namespace release ${NAMESPACE}