Run VMs on Kubernetes
The high level goal of the project is to build a Kubernetes add-on to enable management of virtual machines (KVM), via libvirt.
The intent is that over the long term this would enable application container workloads, and virtual machines, to be managed from a single place via the Kubernetes native API and objects. This will
- Provide a migration path to Kubernetes for existing applications deployed in virtual machines, allowing them to more seemlessly integrate with application container and take advantage of Kubernetes concepts
- Provide a converged API and object model for tenant users needing to manage both application containers and full OS image virtual machines
- Provide converged infrastructure for administrators wishing to support both application containers and full machine virtualization concurrently
- Facilitate the creation of virtual compute nodes to use KVM to strongly isolate application container pods belonging to tenant users with differing trust levels
Read more about the motivation for KubeVirt and our use-cases.
You can get started in several areas - Do you want to start using KubeVirt? Or rather start coding? Take a look below to see where you can get started.
As a user
If you have minikube setup already, then you can start right away by calling:
curl run.kubevirt.io/demo.sh | bash
Once it is deployed, take a look at the user documentation https://kubevirt.gitbooks.io/user-guide/ to learn how to use KubeVirt.
Otherwise you can read about how to setup
minikube and deploy KubeVirt at
Don’t hesitate to reach out if you are getting stuck, or are looking for a feature, do so by using one of our communication channels:
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/kubevirt
- Blog: https://kubevirt.github.io/blog
- IRC: #kubevirt @ irc.freenode.net
- Mailinglist: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/kubevirt-dev
- Upcoming and past events: View (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contribute, source, and developers
There are several ways how you can contribute, you can learn about them at our contributing guide and a detailed contribution workflow guide.
As a developer you can get started with the developer setup.
- Sources: https://github.com/kubevirt/
- Technical documentation: https://github.com/kubevirt/kubevirt/tree/master/docs
- Community planning: https://github.com/kubevirt/community/