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Windows Container support for Kubernetes

A lot of my Clients, which are planning migrate to the cloud, will move with their entire Business solutions into the cloud. Very often they have windows applications that they want to move into an image an orchestrate with Kubernetes. Since Kubernetes 1.9 we have windows support. The only thing to do is to setup windows nodes for Kubernetes Cluster.

If IBM dose not support this feature in a short period of time, my clients will move to AWS or Azure, because they support this.

  • Thomas Ullrich
  • May 18 2018
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  • Phillip Stanton commented
    May 18, 2018 19:33

    I don't think docker supports running a windows operating system in a container. Containers are meant to host single server or deamon processes. Last time I checked docker cannot host containers from a native windows operating system either. Docker on windows is a shell script that attaches to a linux VM image hosted on the windows host. So I'm not really sure what you are requesting here, can you be more specific?

  • Thomas Ullrich commented
    May 22, 2018 09:40

    Hi Phillip,
    Windows OS is supported by Docker. If you want to have more details, you may visit: https://blog.docker.com/2017/12/top-5-blogs-of-2017-build-and-run-your-first-docker-windows-server-container/

  • GIULIANO Morais commented
    May 28, 2018 14:44

    I have also a customer that is looking for moving their current .NET Framework based apps to IBM Kubernetes Service, which is not possible today.

    Here is a good MS documentation telling when to one should use either Linux Containers (Linux hosts) or Windows Containers (Windows hosts) for .NET applications

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/standard/microservices-architecture/net-core-net-framework-containers/container-framework-choice-factors

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