My Microservices Meetup Talk: Kubernetes, Docker, CoreOS and OpenStack

Ever since Kubernetes was presented at DockerCon 2014, there has been interest in local Silicon Valley meetups to learn more about it.  I think there are at least 3-4 meetups this month alone featuring talks on Kubernetes and Docker. On Feb 18, 2015, I had the privilege of presenting the work that Kelsey Hightower and I did on the Docker and Kubernetes content for the DevOps for VMware Administrators bookat the Microservices Meetup.
It was interesting to engage the Microservices community as I’m still learning about this application deployment methodology. The concept of each Kubernetes Pod running a single application component really resonated with the meetup attendees, and it was great to get their perspectives on how Kubernetes can facilitate their deployments. As I get up-to-speed on Microservice architecture, I’ll be blogging more about it.

In the meantime, my slides and demo video can be seen below. One twist that I added to the book’s content was to use OpenStack to deploy the CoreOS servers instead of VMware Fusion. Since CoreOS uses Cloud-Init, I was interested to see how booting the instances with Nova would compare to Kelsey’s original workflow. I think it went pretty well. Although, my test lab had issues, and I had to resort to showing a recording of a deployment that I had done earlier. //Live demo gremlins strike again!


Video (no audio, but it is annotated):

Interested in container orchestration? Which technologies are you experimenting with? Also, are you utilizing any of the container-centric, minimalist operating systems like CoreOS, RancherOS, or Project Atomic? Let us know in the comments section below.

1 thought on “My Microservices Meetup Talk: Kubernetes, Docker, CoreOS and OpenStack”

  1. I think it’s all very interesting, I love seeing what people are doing. Wish I had more time to work on these things myself.

    And there are so many people from different places working in this space. Things you might not have expected.

    For example a couple of years ago I thought TripleO from OpenStack was already a great project to see developing. HP put a lot of time in it and seems it might end up being sort of the ‘default installer’ method.

    But what is funny is that you see that a bunch of people from Cisco are porting (or helping to port) OpenStack TripleO to run inside Docker containers (Kolla project). I would never have expected to see those things a few years ago. Well, I wouldn’t have. 🙂

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