Boxy -- A Firecracker interface to launch and manage VMs

I wanted to work on AWS’ Firecracker virtualization platform for a while. It uses KVM without QEMU and is used to run things like EKS, AWS Lambda functions., etc. I like that they offer the isolation of a VM and the ease of use (and performance) of a container.

The goal of Boxy is to –
0. Maintain firecracker deamon if required.

  1. Provide a CLI frontend to launch microVMs via firecracker
  2. Provide essential functionalities like networking
  3. Support rootfs (like the ones generated by docker export) so we can run Docker images directly onto the new platform
  4. Make it easy to tinker with firecracker VMs

Sounds awesome :slight_smile: