[RFC] Adding docker driver to libvirt

Martin Kletzander mkletzan at redhat.com
Tue Apr 14 16:34:37 UTC 2020

On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 09:56:24AM +0300, nshirokovskiy wrote:
>On 12.04.2020 12:39, Martin Kletzander wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 09, 2020 at 03:30:11PM +0300, nshirokovskiy wrote:
>>> Hi, all.
>>> Does it make sense to add such a driver? I can't say I have a big picture
>>> of docker functionality in mind but at least container lifecycle management
>>> and container networking are common to both.
>> I think we had something in virt-tools that was able to pull an image from
>> docker hub and run it with lxc.  Or was it part of sandbox?  I don't know.
>> Anyway, what would be the benefit of that?
>We wanted to add Windows containers to the libvirt API. They are available
>under docker API thus the idea to add a docker driver. The docker itself
>uses some API to manage Windows containers but this API lacks documentation
>thus again the willingness to use just docker API to bring Windows containers
>to libvirt.

Oh, so with that we would be able to manage native containers on Windows?  That
might be interesting then.  I did not know about that because last time I heard
about containers on Windows docker was running a Linux VM in which it spawned
the containers =D  I did not know there's something new now.

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