Introduction to Container Runtimes Training Course

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14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


  • A general understanding of Kubernetes.


  • Developers


This instructor-led, live training (onsite or remote) is aimed at engineers who wish to set up, deploy and manage a non-Docker container runtime within Kubernetes.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure the CRI plugin API for Kubernetes.
  • Understand the Open Container Initiative (OCI) standards that insure interoperability among different runtimes.
  • Run different (Docker and non-Docker) runtimes from within Kubernetes.
  • Implement lightweight virtualization and other isolation techniques to increase security.

Format of the course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline


Overview of Linux Container Technology

Container Runtimes: Alternatives to Docker

Kubernetes Pods and the Container Lifecycle

Understanding the Kubernetes Container Runtime Interface (CRI)

Installing and Configuring CRI

Integrating a Runtime with the Kubelet

Running the Dockerd Runtime

Running the Containerd Runtime

Running the CRI-O Runtime

Running the Frakti Runtime

Interoperating among Multiple Runtimes

Implementing Lightweight Virtualization


Summary and Conclusion



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