Workload Automation Support for Docker and Kubernetes

Document ID : KB000106286
Last Modified Date : 13/07/2018
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Question:
Is there a a projected date when CA Workload Automation will support Docker and Kubernetes?
Answer:
Currently, customers can run agents in containers but there are caveats to doing so. In general, it’s not recommended that agents are run in containers because of these caveats. For example, when the container is restarted, anything that transpired in prior execution is lost (e.g. log files) unless data is persisted using a shared volume. Agents work fine in containers though. Applications that are deployed in containers can be executed by leveraging the thin CLIs provided by the container manager (e.g. kubectl). All the container managers provide robust CLIs, with very small footprints, capable of controlling the applications they manage. We are planning to provide support for containers without the need for the respective CLIs with the r12.0 release. There are no plans to distribute the WA AE server components (e.g. scheduler) in a container, although they would probably run there.