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The OW2/Lutece Use-case

This case-study illustrates how CAMP can build multiple variations from a single docker-compose orchestration.

Note. This case study is under development and is very likely to change.

This case-study focuses on deploying the Lutece content management system. Lutece is common JEE application, that runs on a servlet container such as Tomcat and let users develop their own CMS systems. In this case study, Lutece use MySQL to store all content.

The Required Inputs

The sample directory contains two main entities:

  1. the camp.yml file that defines what can vary in the OW2/Lutece orchestration.

  2. the template directory, which contains a template implementation of the orchestrations using Docker (and docker-compose).

The CAMP Model

The CAMP model (i.e., the camp.yml file) defines what can be varied in the orchestration. In this use-case, we focus on having multiple versions/configuration of the same components.

   - Lutece


	provides_services: [Lutece]
	requires_services: [MySQL]
		file: lutece/Dockerfile

	provides_services: [MySQL]
		type: version
		values: [ 5_6, 5_7 ]
		  - targets: [ mysql/Dockerfile ]
			pattern: "FROM mysql:5"
			replacements: [ "FROM mysql:5.6", "FROM mysql:5.7" ]
		file: mysql/Dockerfile

The objective (i.e., the goal) is to get the Lutece application up and running.

Here we define two components, namely lutece, the application server, and mysql, the database where data are stored. Note that both component are implemented using a dedicated Dockerfile.

The Template

In order to build configuration that we can run, CAMP needs a template implementation of the orchestrations. This template must include:

  1. A docker-compose file, which illustrates the bindings and the configuration of each service.

  2. Dockerfile (and any other configurations) files for the services whose image must be built from scratch.

In this case, the template directory specifies the implementation of both the lutece and mysql component.

$ tree template

├── docker-compose.yml
├── lutece
│   ├── Dockerfile
│   └── site-edito-mini.war
└── mysql
	├── Dockerfile
	└── sql-scripts
		└── site-edito-mini.sql

The docker-compose.yml file simply defines how to deploy and connect lutece and mysql.

The lutece Dockerfile install the site-demo-mini web application in a Tomcat 8, running on top of a Java runtime environment (JRE) 8.

The mysql Dockerfile uses the site-demo-mini.sql to initialize the database using MySQL 5.

You can run the mysql container locally using the following commands:

$ docker run -p 3306:3306 --name ow2-mysql -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=whatever -d ow2/mysql
$ docker exec -it ow2-mysql bash
$ mysql -uroot -p
mysql> show databases;

How to Generate All Configurations?

As for other case-studies, you can generate all possible configurations with the following command:

$ camp generate -d . --all

In this simple example, there are only two configurations, which are shown below:

Lutece Configuration

To better visualize these configurations, we can generate such an image using Graphviz and Image Magic as follows. The figure below illustrates these selected configurations.

$ find . -name "*.dot" | xargs -I file dot -Tpng file -o file.png
$ find . -name "*.png" \
   | tr '\n' ' ' \
   | montage  -label '%d/%f' @- -geometry 300x300 configurations.png

How to Cover All Single Variations?

The command to search of a subset of configurations that covers all single variations is:

$ camp generate -d . --coverage

In this simple case, the two previous configurations are needed to cover single variations.

How to Realize the Configurations?

CAMP has generated configuration in the out directory. But so far, CAMP only generates a YAML file for each configuration that indicates how components are wired and their configurations.

To transform those into real Docker configurations that we can run, we invoke the following command:

$ camp realize -d .
CAMP v0.1.0 (MIT)
Copyright (C) 2017, 2018 SINTEF Digital

Model loaded from './camp.yml'.
Searching configurations in './out' ...
 - Building './out/config_1' ...
 - Building './out/config_2' ...

That's all folks!

We can see that CAMP has generate modified the template for each configurations. For instance:

$ tree out
├── config_1
│   ├──
│   ├── configuration.yml
│   ├── docker-compose.yml
│   └── images
│       ├──
│       ├── lutece_0
│       │   ├── Dockerfile
│       │   └── site-edito-mini.war
│       └── mysql_0
│           ├── Dockerfile
│           └── sql-scripts
│               └── site-edito-mini.sql
└── config_2
	├── configuration.yml
	├── docker-compose.yml
	└── images
		├── lutece_0
		│   ├── Dockerfile
		│   └── site-edito-mini.war
		└── mysql_0
			├── Dockerfile
			└── sql-scripts
				└── site-edito-mini.sql

To run these configurations, we must first build the related docker images. CAMP generates a shell script (out/images/ to facilitate just that. We simply run:

$ cd out/config_1/images
$ source ./

Once the images are built, we can now start our orchestration using docker-compose as follows:

$ cd out/config_1
$ docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml up