Docker: Containers Made Easy | LAS s27e01

Docker: Containers Made Easy | LAS s27e01

Linux Containers offer functionally similar to FreeBSD’s Jails and OpenVZ, but have remained mostly outside the reach for casual users. Today we’ll show you how Docker can get you up and running with some of the most powerful technology available for Linux today, in minutes.

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Docker is an open-source engine which automates the deployment of applications as highly portable, self-sufficient containers which are independent of hardware, language, framework, packaging system and hosting provider.

Docker is an open-source implementation of the deployment engine which powers dotCloud, a popular Platform-as-a-Service.

At PyCon Solomon Hykes shows docker to the public for the first time.

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LXC is the userspace control package for Linux Containers, a lightweight virtual system mechanism sometimes described as “chroot on steroids”.

LXC builds up from chroot to implement complete virtual systems, adding resource management and isolation mechanisms to Linux’s existing process management infrastructure.

The LXC package combines these Linux kernel mechanisms to provide a userspace container object, a lightweight virtual system with full resource isolation and resource control for an application or a system.

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Ubuntu Raring already comes with the 3.8 kernel, so we don’t need to install it. However, not all systems have AUFS filesystem support enabled, so we need to install it.

Docker is available as a Ubuntu PPA (Personal Package Archive), hosted on launchpad which makes installing Docker on Ubuntu very easy.

Please note this is a community contributed installation path.

Installing on Arch Linux is not officially supported but can be handled via
either of the following AUR packages

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