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Apache Mesos Cookbook

By : David Blomquist, Tomasz Janiszewski
Book Image

Apache Mesos Cookbook

By: David Blomquist, Tomasz Janiszewski

Overview of this book

Apache Mesos is open source cluster sharing and management software. Deploying and managing scalable applications in large-scale clustered environments can be difficult, but Apache Mesos makes it easier with efficient resource isolation and sharing across application frameworks. The goal of this book is to guide you through the practical implementation of the Mesos core along with a number of Mesos supported frameworks. You will begin by installing Mesos and then learn how to configure clusters and maintain them. You will also see how to deploy a cluster in a production environment with high availability using Zookeeper. Next, you will get to grips with using Mesos, Marathon, and Docker to build and deploy a PaaS. You will see how to schedule jobs with Chronos. We’ll demonstrate how to integrate Mesos with big data frameworks such as Spark, Hadoop, and Storm. Practical solutions backed with clear examples will also show you how to deploy elastic big data jobs. You will find out how to deploy a scalable continuous integration and delivery system on Mesos with Jenkins. Finally, you will configure and deploy a highly scalable distributed search engine with ElasticSearch. Throughout the course of this book, you will get to know tips and tricks along with best practices to follow when working with Mesos.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback


The following recipes will guide you through creating a simple Mesos framework. It's important that this framework is prepared to be as simple as possible, just to demonstrate how frameworks interact with Mesos. However, the price of simplicity is robustness. It's not designed to handle production traffic but could be used as a starting point for creating real-world solutions.

Our framework will be created in Go. Go is getting more and more popular in system infrastructure, mostly because it gives C/C++ system performance with syntax and memory management known from higher-level languages such as Python. Another point in its favor is a powerful standard library. Our framework will require only one external dependency, Protobuf:

In our implementation, we will use the Mesos HTTP API. It's worth mentioning that this API is by design not RESTful, but still pretty easy to use.

Before you start, install Go on your machine and create a new directory...