Comparing how different container orchestration tools scale to production
Submitted by Aditya Patawari (@adityapatawari) on Saturday, 23 January 2016
To setup and understand scaling pratices of various Docker Orchestration tools
In this workshop we’ll learn how to setup and benchmark different container orchestration tools. We’ll take a real world example of a web application with database backend. We will setup a few contianer orchestration tools including Docker compose and swarm, Kubernetes and Mesos and see how they build and scale containers to meet ever-increasing traffic.
Outline of the content:
1. Building docker image(s) which will be deployed - 30 minutes
2. Deploying the images manually and agreeing that it is a bad idea - 10 minutes
3. Understanding and deploying single instance via Docker compose - 20 minutes
4. Understanding and scaling via Docker Swarm - 20 minutes
5. Understanding, deploying and scaling via Kubernetes - 30 minutes
6. Debate: Kubernetes vs native Docker tools - 5 minutes
7. Understanding, deploying and scaling via Mesos-Marathon - 30 minutes
8. Debate: Mesos-Marathon vs Kubernetes - 5 minutes
9. Debate: What should we use in what situations? - 10 minutes
Total Duration: 3 Hours
Primary goal of the workshop is to gain hands-on experience on various Docker orchestration systems and then have an educated debate on what orchestration systems would fit a given environment. So audience for the workshop should have hands-on experience on deploying and managing applications, but not necessarily containerized. We will containerize an application as a part of the workshop itself.
Additionally, audience should have basic hands-on experience on running following three commands:
1. docker run
2. docker ps
3. docker images
Audience would also need:
- Laptop with Linux and a fresh running Linux virtual machine Or a Laptop with two Linux vitual machines, preferably Centos.
Aditya Patawari is a consultant and trainer specializing in container technologies. He has given talks and workshops on containers and related technolgies in India and abroad (including FOSDEM, Flock and Rootconf). He is a contributor to Kubernetes project and to Fedora Project.