Podman and CRI-O in RHEL 8 and OpenShift 4

What This is a quick article to pull together the entire picture of Podman and CRI-O with the releases of RHEL 8 and OpenShift Container Platform 4. In a nutshell, you get Podman with RHEL in a single node use case (orchestrate yourself) and CRI-O as part of the highly automated OpenShift 4 software stack.

Why I Believe in Tools Like Kubernetes and Podman So Strongly

Why I Believe in Tools Like Kubernetes and Podman So Strongly

History Lesson on PaaS People often rewrite history in their minds. They see the way the landscape looks today, forget the chronological order of events, and reconstruct a false model of cause and effect. I am guilty of doing this from time to time. One such history is that of PaaS. The year was 2012,

Part II: Why Is There No Docker in OpenShift 4 and RHEL 8?

Part II: Why Is There No Docker in OpenShift 4 and RHEL 8?

In Part I: Is Docker Supported in OpenShift 4 and RHEL 8? I explained that the the Docker daemon will not be supported in new Red Hat products, but that Docker images will be. The next question people always ask me is, “Why? I thought you guys love Docker? I’m confused.” There are many reasons

Part I: Is Docker Supported in OpenShift 4 and RHEL 8?

Part I: Is Docker Supported in OpenShift 4 and RHEL 8?

TL;DR: Docker container images are supported in OpenShift 4 and RHEL 8, but the Docker daemon and client are not. Instead, containers will be run with CRI-O in OpenShift 4, and Podman in RHEL 8 – the same images can be used anywhere because of container standards. Cool, if that’s enough information for you and

Testing With Podman – Complete Uninstall/Reinstall

Testing With Podman – Complete Uninstall/Reinstall

Background Sometimes it’s necessary to uninstall completely, and reinstall when testing software. This is something I have been doing with podman on RHEL 7.6 since about 6AM today 🙂 I figured it was worth capturing the instructions I have developed while testing user namespaces and rootless containers. This could make your life easier too. Complete

Learning Container Engines by Demo

Learning Container Engines by Demo

Background So, this morning I had a call with some customers who are using Podman in RHEL 7.6 Beta. We got into a pretty good discussion about what a container engine does. Many people have tackled this subject before – Liz Rice has a great talk where she builds a container engine from scratch. I loved

Recap of Container Talks at DevConf US

Recap of Container Talks at DevConf US

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the first ever DevConf US 2018, which is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA. This was a technical conference in

What is sVirt and How Does it Isolate Linux Containers?

What is sVirt and How Does it Isolate Linux Containers?

Background What is sVirt and, why does it matter for your containers? The short answer is, because sVirt is another layer of security and defense in depth is a good approach to security. The longer answer is, sVirt dynamically generates an SELinux label for every single one of your containers, which makes them less likely

Why Portability is Not the Same Thing as Compatibility

Why Portability is Not the Same Thing as Compatibility

The Container Host *is* the Container Engine, and Container Image Compatibility Matters Have you ever wondered, how are containers are so portable? How it’s possible to run Ubuntu containers on CentOS, or Fedora containers on CoreOS? How is it that all of this just magically works? As long as I run the docker daemon on