New containers deployment guide

Here you will find how to deploy a new containers. This containers will behave just like a typical virtual machine. They use armhf architecture and should be contextualized so OpenNebula will be able to manage certain parameters inside. A ready to use, basic container is provided. You should use it as your base container and deploy services on it. If you want to create one by yourself, here you will find how to do it.


Containers are just as any typical virtual machine but lighter and faster.

1. Get a container

Download basic container.

1.1. Upload image to OpenNebula

You need to enter OpenNebula’s frontend now. Go to Default username and password is “oneadmin”.

Now go to Storage –> Images and click the green button with a plus sign upload a new image. Provide a name, set “Operating System Image” under Type, set Datastore where this image will be uploaded (you should use the just created NFS datastore) and check “This image is persistent” checkbox if you want changes to this image to be persistent (most likely).


2. Deploy container

2.1. Create new template

Templates contain virtual machine’s information. You need to create a template in order to instantiate a new virtual machine.

Inside OpenNebula’s web interface, go to Templates –> VMs and click the green button with a plus to add a new template. Under “General”, assign a name and set required RAM and CPU resources.


Then, go to “Storage” and select the recently uploaded image. You can add as many Network Interface Cards (NICs) under “Network”.


2.2. Instantiate template

Now you should instantiate a new virtual machine from the template you just created. Inside OpenNebula’s web interface, go to Instances –> VMs and click the green button with a plus to add a new Virtual Machine. Now, select template and hit create.


If everything was done properly, you should see RUNNING status.