[colug-432] Cloud-based nested virtualization or other "wrapping" alternatives

Tom Hanlon tom at functionalmedia.com
Tue Jun 21 21:43:10 EDT 2016

On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 6:35 PM, Jeff Frontz <jeff.frontz at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 4:55 PM, Tom Hanlon <tom at functionalmedia.com>
> wrote:
>> I have run openstack on openstack. For training we launch a rackspace VM,
>> and install openstack on that VM and launch instances inside that host.
> I think openstack is just another "container" approach, no?   I don't
> think you can bring up an entirely new distro (with different kernel) on
> top, can you?
No.. Openstack is more like an open source EC2, AMI situation.
See here for available images, and of course you can build your own.

So you can launch debian, redhat, windows etc.

I believe it has begun to add features to control deploy and manage
containers. Containers however were not the original focus. An open source
competitor to AWS is probably an accurate description of the project.

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