Overall Architecture

Application scenarios of Volcano

Volcano is designed for high-performance workloads running on Kubernetes. It follows the design and mechanisms of Kubernetes.

Volcano architecture

Volcano consists of scheduler / controllermanager / admission / vcctl:


Volcano Scheduler schedules jobs to the most suitable node based on actions and plug-ins. Volcano supplements Kubernetes to support multiple scheduling algorithms for jobs.

ControllerManager (CM)

Volcano CMs manage the lifecycle of Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs). You can use the Queue CM, PodGroup CM, and VCJob CM.


Volcano Admission is responsible for the CRD API validation.


Volcano vcctl is the command line client for Volcano.