Linux Containers and Virtualization

A Kernel Perspective

Authors: Jain, Shashank Mohan

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  • Gives a thorough insight into the world of virtualization and how it is realized within Linux
  • Explains the data structures within the Linux kernel that relate to containers
  • Teaches how to create a Docker-like container framework
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Get a novel perspective on Linux containers and understand the world of virtualization. This book takes you down the rabbit hole to discover what lies below the API. You’ll go on a journey of virtualization and see how containers are realized in the Linux world. Linux Containers and Virtualization details the data structures within the Linux kernel which make up Linux containers.  

You will start with the fundamentals of virtualization including how different resources such as memory, CPU, network, and storage are virtualized. Then you will move on to hypervisors and virtualization using the Kernel virtual Machine (KVM) and Quick Emulator (QEMU). Next, you will learn about Linux namespace, cgroups, and layered file systems, which are the essential building blocks of Linux containers. The explanation traverses the Linux kernel codebase to show how these are realized in the Linux kernel. In the final chapter, you will code your own container by applying the concepts learnt in the previous chapters.  

On completion of the book, you will have the knowledge to start coding a Linux container. 

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the basics of virtualization
  • Discover how the Linux kernel supports virtualization 
  • See how the evolution of the Linux kernel and CPUs led to the creation of containerization technologies
  • Develop the ability to create your own container framework

 Who This Book Is For

Developers working on virtualized software deployment and containers. Architects designing platforms based on a container runtime as well as DevOps professionals who want to get a microscopic view on how containers and virtualization work would find the book useful.

 

About the authors

Shashank Mohan Jain has been working in the IT industry for around 20 years mainly in the areas of cloud computing and distributed systems. He has keen interests in virtualization techniques, security, and complex systems. Shashank has 25 software patents (many yet to be published) to his name in the area of cloud computing, IoT, and machine learning. He is a speaker at multiple reputed cloud conferences. Shashank holds Sun, Microsoft, and Linux kernel certifications.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Virtualization Basics

    Pages 1-14

    Jain, Shashank Mohan

  • Hypervisors

    Pages 15-30

    Jain, Shashank Mohan

  • Namespaces

    Pages 31-43

    Jain, Shashank Mohan

  • Cgroups

    Pages 45-80

    Jain, Shashank Mohan

  • Layered File Systems

    Pages 81-91

    Jain, Shashank Mohan

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  • Bulk discounts from 10 eBooks
Softcover $34.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Linux Containers and Virtualization
Book Subtitle
A Kernel Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Shashank Mohan Jain
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-6283-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-6283-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-6282-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 148
Number of Illustrations
45 b/w illustrations
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