Docker container automation on the cloud

I am new to docker and container management.

I read about it, did some test and thought I was up and ready for it when I hit my first roadblock.

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  • I am trying to setup a zookeeper cluster. An ideal cluster size is 2 and I want to containerize zookeeper. Now to automate this task is a problem.

    I have been scouring the net for the past several hours on how to do it, and am blocked.
    I see that we can use Mesos-Kubernetes, Mesos-Marathos, Aurora, Mesos-Chronos, combinations involving CoreOS, etc.

    How do I decide what do I go with? Which one is the best to bring up a scalable infrastructure that heavily depends on containers?

    I know its more of a design/architecture question, than a programming one. Is there any other site I can post this to, if not here?

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    We don’t have an independent example for running Zookeeper on Kubernetes, but I noticed that the example for running Storm on Kubernetes includes startup Zookeeper as one of the steps. It looks like the JSON config that example uses pulls a Zookeeper container that the author of the example created. I don’t know if there is an “official” Zookeeper container distribution but there are quite a few hits for “Zookeeper” in the public DockerHub registry.

    Hopefully these pointers are enough to get you started. If you have more questions, please feel free to ask on our mailing list (; join by going to and joining the google-containers list).

    I am not familiar with how to run Zookeeper on Mesos, but I know it is definitely possible.

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