Understanding TF Containers¶
Some subsystems of Tungsten Fabric solution are delivered as Docker containers.
The following are key features of the new architecture of TF containers:
All of the TF containers are multiprocess Docker containers.
Each container has an INI-based configuration file that has the configurations for all of the applications running in that container.
Each container is self-contained, with minimal external orchestration needs.
A single tool, Ansible, is used for all levels of building, deploying, and provisioning the containers. The Ansible code for the TF system is named
tf-ansibleand kept in a separate repository. The TF Ansible code is responsible for all aspects of TF container build, deployment, and basic container orchestration.