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Linux Container Technology and Container Runtimes

Course Details
Code: CN1-L-CTNR
Tuition (USD): $1,600.00 • Classroom (2 days)

This two day hands-on course is designed to give attendees a comprehensive introduction to Linux container technology and the key container runtime systems, containerd, rocket and runC/libcontainer. The course begins with an introduction to the principal Linux container features, CGroups and Namespaces, as well as a number of other important Linux kernel features used by container runtimes. Hands on labs reinforce learning with practice sessions that give attendees a deeper understanding of each of the features examined. The course covers the most important container runtime systems in turn, comparing and contrasting the features and architecture of each. Upon completion of this intensive hands-on course, students will have an deep understanding of Linux container technology and the runtimes used by the worlds most popular container orchestration systems.

Skills Gained

  • This course is designed to provide technology staff with a two day intensive introduction to the core Linux container technologies and the key container runtimes: containerd, rocket, runC and libcontainer.

Who Can Benefit

  • Developers, IT and QA Staff, Technical Managers, DevOps and Build personnel


  • Intermediate Linux experience.

Course Details

Linux Container Technology and Container Runtimes

  • Day 1
  1. Linux container technology overview
  2. CGroups
  3. Namespaces
  4. OCI, runC and libcontainer
  • Day 2
  1. Containerd and ctr
  2. The Containerd API
  3. Rocket
  4. Other containerizers, runtimes and the container ecosystem
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