A Scheduling Solution

As we just learned, the simple job of scheduling tasks to run on a node can quickly become complex. Resource schedulers in operating systems have evolved over time and we have had a lot of experience scheduling local resources. Solutions for scheduling meant to work across a cluster of machines is not nearly as mature or advanced. However, some great solutions are available to help in addressing this need, and they are evolving at a very rapid rate.

Many of the cluster scheduling solutions today provide a lot of similar features and approaches to container placement. Before covering some of the more popular schedulers, we will first discuss some of the common features available in some of these schedulers.

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