A minimalist docker charm layer for use with juju compose,
powered by the reactive framework
Charm Layer for Docker
This repository contains the Charm layer for docker, which can be used as a
base layer for other Charms that use docker. Please refer to the
Juju composer docs.
In a charm that wants to use docker, the integration can be as simple as placing
the following in your charm's
From here, you simply amend any hooks/reactive patterns you require to deliver
and manage the lifecycle of your applications docker image.
The docker layer raises a few synthetic events:
When docker.ready is set, this event is before we signify to other
layers that we are ready to start workloads, which should allow for
docker extensions to be installed free of disrupting active workloads.
For example, installing SDN support and getting the daemon configured
for TCP connections.
# do something here
When docker.available is set, the daemon is considered fully configured
and ready to accept workloads.
# do something with docker
This layer installs the 'docker-compose' python package from pypi. So
once the Docker layer is installed you have the ability to use Docker
Compose functionality such as control files,
The charm supports altering the GRUB2 options enabling CGROUPS and memory
accounting. Changing this value will reboot the host, and any running workloads
are at the mercy of the charm author inheriting from this charm. Please use
--restart=always on your container runs that need to be persistent.
This layer also includes a wheelhouse of
charms.docker a python library to make
charming with docker, and configuring the docker daemon much easier, and syntactically
enjoyable. For more information about this library see the project
This charm contains a slightly modified copy of the script contained at:
The modifications were raising status messages for Juju so its apparent what is
happening to the end user following along with Juju's extended status feature.
- (string) Docker distribution email
- (string) Docker distribution password
- (string) Docker distribution username
- (boolean) Enable GRUB cgroup overrides cgroup_enable=memory swapaccount=1. WARNING changing this option will reboot the host - use with caution on production services