[RFC] Adding docker driver to libvirt

Andrea Bolognani abologna at redhat.com
Tue Apr 14 18:07:27 UTC 2020

On Tue, 2020-04-14 at 18:34 +0200, Martin Kletzander wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 09:56:24AM +0300, nshirokovskiy wrote:
> > 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.

Note that we don't build the daemon on Windows, so this would have
to be a stateless driver.

I think that's probably fine, since Docker already has its own daemon
which supports remote connections (see DOCKER_HOST in [1]).

[1] https://docs.docker.com/engine/reference/commandline/cli/#environment-variables
Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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