DockerHub MarketPlace


OpenNebula DockerHub integration provide access to DockerHub Official Images. This integration allows to easily import these DockerHub images to the OpenNebula cloud. The OpenNebula context packages are installed during the import process so once an image is imported it’s fully prepared to be used.

The DockerHub marketplace will also create a new VM template associated with the imported image. This template can be customized by the user (e.g adding the desire kernel, tune parameter, etc…).


More information on how to use DockerHub images with the different hypervisors can be found here.


Requirements and limitations

  • OpenNebula’s frontend needs an Internet connection to
  • Docker must be installed and configured at the frontend. oneadmin user must have permissions for running docker.
  • Approximately 6GB of storage plus the container image size configured on your frontend.
  • As images are builded in the OpenNebula Frontend node the architecture of this node will limit the images architecture.


OpenNebula service must be restarted after providing permissions to oneadmin for running docker.


The Official OpenNebula Systems Marketplace is pre-registered in OpenNebula:

$ onemarket list
ID NAME                                                            SIZE AVAIL   APPS MAD     ZONE
3 DockerHub                                                         0M -        162  dockerh    0
2 TurnKey Linux Containers                                          0M -          0  turnkey    0
1 Linux Containers                                                  0M -         24  linuxco    0
0 OpenNebula Public                                                 0M -         47  one        0

Therefore it does not require any additional action from the administrator.


Note that the monitoring can be disabled for this marketplace by commenting the corresponding MARKET_MAD section in oned.conf and restarting OpenNebula service.

Downloading non official images

The DockerHub MarketPlace have available only the DockerHub Official Images, if a non official image needs to be imported to the cloud you can create a new image and use as path argument an URL with the following format:


The different arguments of the URL are explained below:

Argument Description
<image> DockerHub image name.
<image_size> Resulting image size. (It must be greater than actual image size)
<fs_type> Filesystem type (ext4, ext3, ext2 or xfs)
<tag> Image tag name (default latest).
<distro> (Optional) image distribution.


OpenNebula finds out the image distribution automatically by running the container and checking /etc/os-release file. If this information is not available inside the container the distro argument have to be used.

For example, with the command below we will create a new image called nginx-dh based on the nginx image from DockerHub with 3GB size using ext4 and the alpine tag, the image will be stored in the image DS with id 1:

$ oneimage create --name nginx-dh --path 'docker://nginx?size=3072&filesystem=ext4&format=raw&tag=alpine' --datastore 1
  ID: 0
$ oneimage list
  0 oneadmin oneadmin nginx-dh  default     3G OS    No rdy     0


This format can also be used at Sunstone image creation dialog.

Tuning & Extending

System administrators and integrators are encouraged to modify these drivers in order to integrate them with their datacenter. Please refer to the Market Driver Development guide to learn about the driver details.