The following are internal components of commissaire.

Commissaire Server

The commissaire server is the REST interface and is how an administrator works with commissaire. It attempts to follow REST as strictly as possible through the interpretation of commissaire developers.


See Commissaire Services


The following are external components of commissaire.


etcd is used as the data store for commissaire. Any persistent data is kept within etcd as either traditional key = value pairs or as key = JSON. While any etcd instance will work it’s recommended to use the same etcd cluster with Kubernetes.

Container Manager

OpenShift or Kubernetes can be used as the container manager. commissaire utilizes Kubernetes API to ensure that new host nodes register properly. From this point forward Kubernetes is able to use the host node to schedule pods, etc...