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What is the difference between "Atomic Host" and "Cloud Base" Vagrant boxes?

asked 2015-11-13 05:36:10 -0500

dejan gravatar image

I am trying to figure out what is the difference between these two types of boxes. The documentation says nothing.

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answered 2015-11-13 09:07:07 -0500

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Fedora Atomic images are Linux Container images, so Atomic Host means LXC or Docker container images, and Cloud Base are virtual machine images based on a Cloud provider AWS, Rackspace, Digital Ocean, your own Open Stack or virtual machine server.

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I have to admit that this doesn't make it clear for me.

When I look at https://getfedora.org/en/cloud/downlo... I read: Base images suitable for _creating_ VMs and Atomic images for _creating_ hosts for container deployment. So it states the difference what they are suited for but not how these images actually differ in their internals.

luebken gravatar imageluebken ( 2016-02-17 15:11:28 -0500 )edit

Basic differences, Container deploy images has no kernel as Docker or LXC share the kernel with the host, while creating hosts images will have a Fedora Kernel which is require to work on a virtual machine.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-02-18 12:17:23 -0500 )edit

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