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Using Containerizers

Updated: April 28, 2017

A containerizer is a Mesos agent component responsible for launching containers, within which you can run a service. Running services in containers offers a number of benefits, including the ability to isolate tasks from one another and control task resources programmatically.

DC/OS supports the Mesos containerizer types:

Original Mesos Containerizer

The Mesos Containerizer is the original container runtime in Mesos. It does not support Docker containers, though it supports a range of isolators that can be composed to create a ...

Universal Container Runtime (UCR)

The Universal Container Runtime(UCR) extends the Mesos containerizer to support provisioning Docker container images (AppC coming soon). This means that you can use both the Mesos ...