Zun in Kolla

Zun in Kolla

“Zun is an OpenStack Container service. It aims to provide an OpenStack API for provisioning and managing containerized workload on OpenStack.” For more details about Zun, see OpenStack Zun Documentation.

Preparation and Deployment

Zun requires kuryr and etcd services, for more information about how to configure kuryr refer to Kuryr in Kolla.

To allow Zun Compute connect to the Docker Daemon, add the following in the docker.service file on each zun-compute node.

ExecStart= -H tcp://<DOCKER_SERVICE_IP>:2375 -H unix:///var/run/docker.sock --cluster-store=etcd://<DOCKER_SERVICE_IP>:2379 --cluster-advertise=<DOCKER_SERVICE_IP>:2375


DOCKER_SERVICE_IP is zun-compute host IP address. 2375 is port that allows Docker daemon to be accessed remotely.

By default zun is disabled in the group_vars/all.yml. In order to enable it, you need to edit the file globals.yml and set the following variables:

enable_zun: "yes"
enable_kuryr: "yes"
enable_etcd: "yes"

Deploy the OpenStack cloud and zun.

$ kolla-ansible deploy


  1. Generate the credentials file:

    $ kolla-ansible post-deploy
  2. Source credentials file:

    $ . /etc/kolla/admin-openrc.sh
  3. Download and create a glance container image:

    $ docker pull cirros
    $ docker save cirros | openstack image create cirros --public \
      --container-format docker --disk-format raw
  4. Create zun container:

    $ zun create --name test --net network=demo-net cirros ping -c4


    Kuryr does not support networks with DHCP enabled, disable DHCP in the subnet used for zun containers.

    $ openstack subnet set --no-dhcp <subnet>
  5. Verify container is created:

    $ zun list
    | uuid                                 | name | image         | status  | task_state | addresses  | ports |
    | 3719a73e-5f86-47e1-bc5f-f4074fc749f2 | test | cirros        | Created | None       | | []    |
  6. Start container:

    $ zun start test
    Request to start container test has been accepted.
  7. Verify container:

    $ zun logs test
    PING ( 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from seq=0 ttl=45 time=96.396 ms
    64 bytes from seq=1 ttl=45 time=96.504 ms
    64 bytes from seq=2 ttl=45 time=96.721 ms
    64 bytes from seq=3 ttl=45 time=95.884 ms
    --- ping statistics ---
    4 packets transmitted, 4 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max = 95.884/96.376/96.721 ms

For more information about how zun works, see zun, OpenStack Container service.

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