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View Poll Results: Container of the Year
containerd 0 0%
Docker 94 67.14%
Kata 0 0%
LXC 34 24.29%
rkt 0 0%
runC 0 0%
systemd-nspawn 6 4.29%
Warden 6 4.29%
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:29 PM   #1
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Container of the Year

Which is your container technology of choice?

Old 01-05-2018, 08:45 AM   #2
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None actually. The more I work with them the less I like them. They serve their goal allright, but with what they "fix", they also bring new maint nightmares.
For work I mostly (have to) work with docker, but it won't get my vote
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:26 AM   #3
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I'd vote for Solaris Zones, but they're not in Linux. The thing that comes closest is probably Warden ...
Old 01-23-2018, 04:59 PM   #4
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Voted for Docker because it's what I chose a few months ago when I started working with containers and it seems the simplest to set up but I have had quite a few issues with container networking without messing up my host firewall rules (Docker tries to overwrite iptables as soon as the bridge interface loads) and the inflexible container restart policies practically prevent me from using it in the way that I need to.
Old 02-01-2018, 11:53 AM   #5
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What about Qemu/KVM and OpenVZ?
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:47 AM   #6
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chroot (I don't do much complicated/important to need more, though someone suggested overlayfs is similar.)
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:08 PM   #7
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I voted for LXC but I'm actually using LXD.
Old 02-02-2018, 05:07 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by TommyC7 View Post
What about Qemu/KVM and OpenVZ?
Yo! Me too!!
Old 02-03-2018, 06:30 AM   #9
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Debootstrap is brilliant. Does it belong in this category? You typically chroot into the new env.

Example from the wiki:

"To setup an Ubuntu system from Debian:
main # mkdir /ubuntu_xenial_1604
main # debootstrap --arch=amd64 xenial /ubuntu_xenial_1604"

How beautiful is that?
Old 02-03-2018, 08:09 AM   #10
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I voted for Docker because that's what I've using. Works well enough and as advertized.


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