Completek8s Classroomnotes 15/Jul/2023

Windows Containers

  • Windows Containers can run only on windows OS
  • Linux Containers can be run on Windows as well as Linux
  • Windows has two flavors
    • Desktop (Windows 10/11)
    • Server (Windows 2016, 2019,2022)
  • Windows has two types of Containers

    • Hyper V Containers (Not Recommended for production)
    • Windows Containers
  • Windows:

    • Client speaks with daemon
    • Daemon speaks with Compute Service Layer (This is windows replacement of containerd process)
    • Windows also introduced Namespaces and Control groups for process isolation
    • Microsoft had to make changes in NTFS and registries to simulate image layers
  • Windows containers on WinServer 2022 Refer Here
  • Refer Here for windows images

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