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From Jean-Baptiste Onofré ...@nanthrax.net>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Karaf docker.io
Date Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:09:42 GMT
Hi guys,

let me "relaunch" this very old thread ;)

Even if most of us already use docker to run Karaf, I think that 
karaf-docker could be a key and very interesting combination with 

Imagine the following scenario:
- you construct your application thanks to karaf-boot (and the different 
starters, karaf-boot-maven-plugin, etc)
- using your codebase, and the different starters that you use, the 
karaf-boot-maven-plugin creates a Karaf custom distribution for you
- now, you can directly start your Karaf custom distribution on your 
machines, your cloud, or docker: it's where karaf-docker can help.
In addition of the Karaf custom distribution, karaf-docker (and so the 
karaf-docker-plugin that could be part of karaf-boot) can provide a 
ready to run docker image with your custom Karaf distribution: you don't 
have to prepare anything, the dockerfile, or whatever, it will be done 
for you.

Of course, we keep the current features part of karaf-docker (the fact 
to manage docker images directly in Karaf). I would like to add a new 
set of features in karaf-docker: be able to create "business oriented" 
Karaf (based on the first point). For instance, you want a Karaf 
WebContainer, Karaf Hibernate, just use docker:create command to create 
a custom Karaf distribution in a docker image, this distribution will 
have "pre-installed/bootFeatures" as you described in the shell command.

Basically, karaf-boot and karaf-docker are in the same boat to provide 
more user experience, flexible systems (profiles oriented) and killer 
services platform.

I know that it's ambitious, but I trust in you all guys to help and 
drive Karaf to a new dimension.

Thoughts ?


On 02/11/2015 08:43 PM, Jean-Baptiste Onofré wrote:
> Hi all,
> In order to provide an alternative to the instances, I started to work
> on a small PoC providing simple and convenient docker.io support in Karaf.
> The purpose is to easily manage images, containers, and be able to
> provision/create container with Karaf instances.
> For instance, this is a current available use case:
> 1/ You can create a docker.io container in two ways:
> 1.1/ karaf@root()> docker:bootstrap mydock
> creates a fresh docker.io container using karaf:3.0.3 image. I prepared
> different ready to use docker.io images for Karaf. I'm working on an
> embedded docker hub, with the appropriate commands to administrate it.
> 1.2/ karaf@root()> docker:provision mydock
> creates a docker.io container (using a karaf image) and copy the current
> running instance in the dock.
> 1.3/ It's also possible to start from a dockerfile.
> 2/ Once the dock (I named it dock meaning docker.io container where a
> karaf instance is living) is ready, you can control it using
> docker:start, docker:stop, docker:delete commands.
> 3/ it's possible to connect to a running dock using docker:connect command
> I'm working on docker:image*, docker:hub, and improve the existing
> docker* features.
> However, before moving forward on this, I would like to know if it makes
> sense and if people are interested by it.
> By the way, the code is on my github:
> http://github.com/jbonofre/karaf-docker.
> I will push my last changes tomorrow morning.
> Any comment is welcome.
> Thanks,
> Regards
> JB

Jean-Baptiste Onofré
Talend - http://www.talend.com

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