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Definition

A concept that wraps a real existing container

Explanation

A container is the base concept in Cargo. It represents an existing container. A container is made of a Configuration. There are 2 types of containers:

  • Local Container: This is a container is installed on the local machine where Cargo executes. You point to that container by using a path to where it is installed. Local containers can be started and stopped.
  • Remote Container: This is a container that is running on some other machines. It is not under the control of Cargo and cannot be started/stopped by Cargo. The only thing Cargo can do with a remote container is deploy to it using a Remote Deployer.

Container features

Example using the Java API

  • Creating a Resin 3.x local container:
  • Creating a Tomcat remote container:
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