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High-level concepts in Bottlerocket

API Driven

Administration and setting manipulation with the Bottlerocket API

Bootstrap Containers

Setting up the host with containers that start during boot.

Chain of Trust

Bottlerocket’s cryptographic validation mechansims


The pieces that constitute Bottlerocket

Host Containers

Special purpose, non-orchestrated containers for node management and administration

Restricted Filesystem

Protections to the host filesystem

Shell-less Host

Using Linux without a shell


Overview of different methods to update Bottlerocket


Variants are the basis for environment-specific, ready-to-run images.