nokia / mesos-scala-api

Scala API for Mesos


Scala API for Mesos

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This library provides a Scala API for Mesos.

Getting Started

The library is available for Scala 2.11. To use it, it's enough to depend on the mesos-scala-api artifact. To achieve this, add the following to your build.sbt file:

libraryDependencies += "" %% "mesos-scala-api" % "0.4.0"


All dependencies not listed here are handled automatically (since they are simple Maven dependencies).


  •, the native Mesos library: (the currently supported Mesos version is 0.28.2)
  • MESOS_NATIVE_JAVA_LIBRARY environment variable (should point to the native Mesos library)
  • a backend for SLF4J (e.g., Logback)
  • if you want to run tasks in docker containers, a working Docker installation (the docker tool itself, a running Docker daemon, and authorization for the current user to run Docker commands)


Integration tests

  • MESOS_HOME environment variable (should point to a Mesos source tree with a build directory which contains the compiled artifacts)
  • a working Docker installation (see above)


This is a comprehensive guide to help you get started with Mesos using our library. Following these steps will enable you to build our library, run a local Mesos cluster on your machine and play around with it using Scala. If you just want to develop software using our framework and connect to a remote Mesos master, fulfilling the build and runtime dependencies in the Dependencies section is sufficient.

You need protoc and sbt to build our library. Navigate to the directory containing build.sbt, start sbt and issue


The compile and test tasks should finish without errors.

In order to run our examples and integration tests, you need Mesos installed. Download the appropriate version from and build it according to the official instructions at

You will find a script in our project in the scripts directory. In order for this to work, you need to set your MESOS_HOME to your Mesos directory containing the build directory. You also need to set MESOS_NATIVE_JAVA_LIBRARY to point to, which should be at $MESOS_HOME/build/src/.libs/

If you execute you should see the Mesos dashboard at http://localhost:5050 with six slaves and a lot of fake CPUs and memory.

Now you can run our example in the mesos-scala-example project. In sbt give the following commands.

project mesos-scala-example

This will run the com.example.mesos.Examples.main method, which calls the runSingleTask method. This method creates a framework, registers it in Mesos, launches a task containing a sleep 10 shell command, and terminates the framework once the task successfully finishes. You can observe this process on the Mesos dashboard once the program is run.

You can also run the integration test, which does all this automatically. For this you need to issue the it:test command in sbt. You MUST NOT start the local cluster manually before running the integration test. The integration test will launch a Mesos cluster automatically, and shut it down as soon as the test finishes, so it isn't suitable for exploration.

The integration test contains a test which launches a hello-world Docker image. You can inspect its code in com.example.mesos.FrameworkSpec. This test will be skipped if no Docker installation is detected, so you should also install Docker if you want this test to run.

Project structure

The main artifact is defined in mesos-scala-api; it depends on the other modules (except the examples):