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OpenShift Container Platform - pod requirement

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Hello all,

With OpenShift Container Platform, is a pod "absolutely" required to run a container?

What's prompting the query is the following that I read in a document:
Using pods provides extra metadata with the container
-  Using pods offers the ability to group several containers in a single deployment entity

That first item (the one highlighted in red), that makes reference to "extra metadata", is
suggesting to me that a pod is not a requirement.  Does my antenna need tuning?

Thanks in advance.

Trevor "Red Hat Evangelist" Chandler
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Fran_Garcia
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Hey Trevor,

The phrase should be read like "By operating with the pod abstraction (rather than the "container" abstraction)... extra metadata is included". Just to confirm, it's not possible to operate on specific pods, the only manageable abstraction is "pod".

 

Hope this clarifies,

Fran

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Fran_Garcia
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Hey Trevor,

The phrase should be read like "By operating with the pod abstraction (rather than the "container" abstraction)... extra metadata is included". Just to confirm, it's not possible to operate on specific pods, the only manageable abstraction is "pod".

 

Hope this clarifies,

Fran

Trevor
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Hello Fran,

It clarifies big time!!!  I can always count on you!!!

Thanks also for the "the only manageable abstraction is "pod""
comment.  That seems to lineup with a little blurb that I read 
about pods -  that pods are the smallest compute unit defined,
deployed, and managed.

Again, your response has wiped away the haze!!!

 

 

Trevor "Red Hat Evangelist" Chandler
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