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The overview topics help you get started and learn the DC/OS fundamentals.

DC/OS is a distributed operating system based on the Apache Mesos distributed systems kernel. It enables the management of multiple machines as if they were a single computer. It automates resource management, schedules process placement, facilitates inter-process communication, and simplifies the installation and management of distributed services. Its included web interface and available command-line interface (CLI) facilitate remote management and monitoring of the cluster and its services.

What is DC/OS?

As a datacenter operating system, DC/OS is itself a distributed system, a cluster manager, a container platform, and an operating system. Distributed System As a distributed system...

Features

This is an overview of the features that make DC/OS more than the sum of its parts. High Resource Utilization Mixed Workload Colocation Container Orchestration Extensible Resource ...

Concepts

DC/OS Concepts DC/OS is made up of many open source components, several of which existed before DC/OS. The terms used in this document may be similar to pre-existing terms that you...

High Availability

This document discusses the high availability (HA) features in DC/OS and best practices for building HA applications on DC/OS. Leader/Follower Architecture A common pattern in HA s...

Telemetry

To continuously improve the DC/OS experience, a telemetry component is included that reports anonymous usage data to Mesosphere. This data is used to monitor the reliability of cor...

Service Discovery

There are two levels of service discovery in DC/OS. Along with every task that runs on DC/OS being provided a well known DNS name, anyone can request a well known VIP that enables ...

Feature Maturity

The purpose of the feature maturity phases is to educate customers, partners, and Mesosphere field and support organizations about the maturity and quality of features. Criteria Co...