Two weeks ago we released the first public preview of Windows Containers. If you have not played with them yet – you really should!
It is really easy to get up and running, and we have a a lot of activity on the Windows Containers forums. But today I want to talk about some of the resources that have been appearing in the last two weeks to help you try out Windows Containers in various environments.
- Donovan VanHaltren, from Microsoft, has contributed a VMM template for deploying a Windows Container host virtual machine to our Container GitHub account. You can go check it out here: https://github.com/Microsoft/Virtualization-Documentation/tree/master/windows-server-container-tools/VMM%20%20-%20VM%20Template. This makes it super easy to get Containers up and running in an existing System Center environment.
- Ben Gelens has published a Windows Containers DSC module. You can download it here https://github.com/bgelens/cWindowsContainer and read about it here http://www.hyper-v.nu/archives/bgelens/2015/08/deploy-windows-containers-with-custom-psdsc-resource/. This is really cool to see.
- Chanwit Kaewkasi, from Docker, has tweeted that he has Docker Swarm working with Windows containers – https://twitter.com/chanwit/status/635855887618342912
- Cloudbase Solutions have tweeted that they have a “Proof of concept” deployment of OpenStack deploying Windows Containers through the nova-docker project – https://twitter.com/cloudbaseit/status/636264139111952384