Learning CoreOS

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  • Understand the benefits of CoreOS as a cloud orchestration platform
  • Learn about lightweight containers and various container frameworks such as Docker and RKT in CoreOS
  • Manage services and containers across cluster using Fleet and systemd
  • Set up a CoreOS environment using Vagrant
  • Create and manage CoreOS clusters
  • Discover the service parameters using etcd
  • Find out about chaining services running on the cluster using Flannel / Rudder and Weave
  • Create a virtual tenant network and service chaining using OVS

CoreOS is an open source operating system developed upon the Linux kernel. The rise of CoreOS is directly related to the rise of Docker (a Linux container management system). It is a minimal operating system layer and takes a different approach to automating the deployment of containers. The major difference between CoreOS and other Linux distributions is that CoreOS was designed to deploy hundreds of servers. CoreOS immensely helps the users to create systems, which are easy to scale and manage, making life easier for all, be it developer, QA, or deployer.

This book is all about setting up, deploying, and using CoreOS to manage clusters and clouds. It will help you understand what CoreOS is and its benefits as a cloud orchestration platform. First, we’ll show you how to set up a simple CoreOS instance with single node in the cluster and how to run a Docker container inside the CoreOS instance. Next, you’ll be introduced to Fleet and systemd, and will deploy and distribute Docker services across different nodes in cluster using Fleet.

Later, you’ll be briefed about running services in a cluster with constraints, publishing the services already running on the cluster to new services, and making your services interact with each other. We conclude by teaching you about advanced container networking. By the end of the book, you will know the salient features of CoreOS and will be able to deploy, administrate, and secure a CoreOS environment.

  • Understand the features of CoreOS and learn to administrate and secure a CoreOS environment
  • Develop, test, and deploy cloud services and applications more quickly and efficiently inside lightweight containers using CoreOS
  • This is a complete tutorial on CoreOS, which is the preferred OS for cloud computing as it contains components that facilitate cloud management
Page Count 190
Course Length 5 hours 42 minutes
ISBN 9781785888304
Date Of Publication 22 Mar 2016


Kingston Smiler. S

Kingston Smiler. S is a seasoned professional with 12 years of experience in software development and presales, encompassing wide range of skill set, roles, and industry verticals. He has solid expertise in data communication networking and software-based switching and routing solutions, and virtualization platforms such as OpenStack, OpenDaylight controller, Docker Containers, and CoreOS. He is currently working as an advisor and technical consultant for networking companies in the development of Layer2 and Layer3 IP protocols.

He also has working experience in building IoT sensor networks with IoT OSes such as RIOT and Contiki; SoCs such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Intel Galileo; and IoT protocols such as 802.14.5 (Zigbee), 6lowpan, RPL, CoAP, and MQTT. He is interested in building small-scale robots using Arduino and ROS Robotics platforms.

Active in various networking standard bodies such as IETF, IEEE, and ONF, Kingston has proposed two drafts in TRILL WG and one draft in MPLS WG of IETF. With the current surge in SDN, virtualization, and NFV, his primary focus is towards these areas. He completed a bachelor of engineering degree in computer science from Madras University.

Kingston is also the author of OpenFlow Cookbook, Packt Publishing.

Shantanu Agrawal

Shantanu Agrawal has over 15 years of experience in the telecom industry working in systems having high transaction rates with scalable architectures. He has extensive experience of consulting for solutions, designing, and implementing high-performing and highly available software. He has exposure to the complete life cycle of the product development and deployment challenges. During his journey, he has worked on different hardware platforms and operating systems, such as proprietary UNIX-based hardware, embedded systems with real-time operating systems, Linux, Solaris, and so on. He has experience in the core network elements and protocols used in GSM/UMTS/LTE networks. He graduated from IIT BTU and did post-graduation from BITS Pilani.