The CentOS Atomic SIG has released an updated version of CentOS Atomic Host (7.1708), a lean operating system designed to run Docker containers, built from standard CentOS 7 RPMs, and tracking the component versions included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host.
This release, which is based on the RHEL 7.4 source code, includes an updated kernel that supports overlayfs container storage, among other enhancements.
CentOS Atomic Host includes these core component versions:
In previous releases of CentOS Atomic Host, SELinux had to be in permissive or disabled mode for OverlayFS storage to work. Now you can run the OverlayFS file system with SELinux in enforcing mode. CentOS Atomic Host still defaults to devicemapper storage, but you can switch to OverlayFS using the following commands:
$ systemctl stop docker $ atomic storage reset # Reallocate space to the root VG - tweak how much to your liking $ lvm lvextend -r -l +50%FREE atomicos/root $ atomic storage modify --driver overlay2 $ systemctl start docker
For more information on storage management options, see the upstream RHEL documentation.
CentOS Atomic Host ships without the kubernetes-master package built into the image. For information on how to run these kubernetes components as system containers, consult the CentOS wiki.
If you prefer to run Kubernetes from installed rpms, you can layer the master components onto your Atomic Host image using rpm-ostree package layering with the command:
atomic host install kubernetes-master -r.
CentOS Atomic Host is available as a VirtualBox or libvirt-formatted Vagrant box, or as an installable ISO, qcow2 or Amazon Machine image. For links to media, see the CentOS wiki.
If you're running a previous version of CentOS Atomic Host, you can upgrade to the current image by running the following command:
$ sudo atomic host upgrade
The CentOS Atomic Host image follows the upstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host cadence. After sources are released, they're rebuilt and included in new images. After the images are tested by the SIG and deemed ready, we announce them.
The SIG meets every two weeks on Tuesday at 04:00 UTC in #centos-devel, and on the alternating weeks, meets as part of the Project Atomic community meeting at 16:00 UTC on Monday in the #atomic channel. You'll often find us in #atomic and/or #centos-devel if you have questions. You can also join the atomic-devel mailing list if you'd like to discuss the direction of Project Atomic, its components, or have other questions.
If you run into any problems with the images or components, feel free to ask on the centos-devel mailing list.
Have questions about using Atomic? See the atomic mailing list or find us in the #atomic channel on Freenode.