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From "Rohit Yadav (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLOUDSTACK-8205) Support Docker as a hypervisor in CloudStack
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:47:39 GMT


Rohit Yadav commented on CLOUDSTACK-8205:

The idea is to support Docker in ACS, much like LXC since they are similar (containers). This
of course would have some limitations wrt supporting various network models and disk operations
such as taking snapshot and migrations across hosts.

((Btw, you may also consider supporting Bhyve (VMM from FreeBSD community) in CloudStack using
libvirt which is another interesting project.))

Irrespective of what base OS (RancherOS, CoreOS or Atomic etc) will be, assume it will be
at least Linux 3.16. Assume using barebone technologies instead of relying on other orchestration
or high level systems to control Docker images unless what you're willing to use are stable

While it's an open discussion on what the scope or the best way to do it; IMO, the basic things
I'm looking for are:

- Support Basic networking (supporting at least Linux bridge or maybe OVS - I'm not sure the
best way to do it)
- SystemVMs can be Docker based or VMs running on KVM
- Local or NFS based shared storage. Support basic operations such as - upload/register template,
create VMs using template.
- Console proxy support (if possible).

Since most players in the docker arena are still figuring out best way to deal with networking
and storage, the expectation of the work is limited to producing an experimental hypervisor

For implementation details, read CloudStack 101 on the wiki, see how plugins are written and
follow the LXC plugin implementation or see this commit:

To proceed, figure out basics of CloudStack - how to build, test, run and use. Research on
this project/idea, learn things just enough so you understand. Create a plan on how you would
do a GSoC project on this. Mentors would love to see:

1. A detailed proposal - What needs to be done, Scope of the work, Goals
2. Specification, Design, Diagrams. A functional spec on wiki perhaps.
3. A plan or timetable of deliverable, let's say you share your targets for every week for
a 3 month period. This makes it easier for mentors to evaluate and keep check on progress.
4. Use your imagination!

> Support Docker as a hypervisor in CloudStack
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-8205
>                 URL:
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>            Reporter: Rohit Yadav
>              Labels: cloud, gsoc2015, java
>             Fix For: 4.6.0
> Support Docker as a hypervisor in CloudStack. See what is possible basic/advance zone
and shared/isolated networking.

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