This guide is a step-by-step procedure on how to setup Hyper on Linux, with Xen Project Hypervisor. The complete documentation, with installation instructions for other platforms, can be found on Hyper's official documentation.
What is Hyper?
Hyper is a set of Linux kernel, init process and management tools, able to virtualize containers to improve their isolation and management in case of multi-tenant applications, eliminating the need of guest OS and all the components it brings. Hyper provides safe and fast isolated environments (virtual machines), on which portable environments (containers) can be easily scheduled.
- QEMU 2.0 (or later)
- Docker 1.5 (or later)
- Xen Project 4.5 (or later)
Download & Installation
If you want to follow the recommended automated procedure to install Hyper, please follow the further instructions.
To setup Hyper using Xen Project Hypervisor, please use the following command:
# curl -sSL https://hyper.sh/install-xen | bash
Please note that the current version supports the following Linux distro:
- Ubuntu 64bit
- 15.04 Vivid
- 14.10 Utopic
- 14.04 Trusty
- CentOS 64bit
- 6.x (upgrade to QEMU 2.0)
- Fedora 20-22 64bit
- Debian 64bit
- 8.0 jessie
- 7.x wheezy (upgrade to QEMU 2.0)
This is an example of how to run a `Ubuntu` container image using Hyper. For more details about Hyper's CLI usage, please refer to this page.
Start/Stop HyperD daemon
You can `start` hyperd daemon with the following command
# service hyperd start
You can `stop` hyperd daemon with the following command
# service hyperd stop
List running Pods
For more details about what is a Pod, please refer to this page.
You can `list` running pods with the following command
# hyper list [pod|vm|container]
Pull container image
You can `pull` a container image with the following command
# hyper pull ubuntu
Run a container (Pod)
You can `run` a pod with the following command
# hyper run ubuntu
You can `stop` a Pod with the following command
# hyper stop POD_ID
You can `remove` a Pod with the following command
# hyper rm POD_ID
If you need further assistance, you can display Hyper's `help` with the following command
# hyper [COMMAND] -h
note: COMMAND argument is listed in the generic help.
- Hyper official website: https://hyper.sh
- Hyper official documentation: https://docs.hyper.sh/index.html
- Hyper official CLI documentation: https://docs.hyper.sh/reference/cli.html
- Hyper official Github repository: https://github.com/hyperhq/hyper
- Article about Hyper, containers and guest OS: https://hyper.sh/blog/post/2015/06/29/docker-hyper-and-the-end-of-guest-os.html
- Article about what is Hyper, and how it works: http://thenewstack.io/hyper-a-hypervisor-agnostic-docker-engine