Book Image

Extending Docker

By : Russ McKendrick
Book Image

Extending Docker

By: Russ McKendrick

Overview of this book

With Docker, it is possible to get a lot of apps running on the same old servers, making it very easy to package and ship programs. The ability to extend Docker using plugins and load third-party plugins is incredible, and organizations can massively benefit from it. In this book, you will read about what first and third party tools are available to extend the functionality of your existing Docker installation and how to approach your next Docker infrastructure deployment. We will show you how to work with Docker plugins, install it, and cover its lifecycle. We also cover network and volume plugins, and you will find out how to build your own plugin. You’ll discover how to integrate it with Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, Flocker, Rancher, Packer, and more with third-party plugins. Then, you’ll see how to use Schedulers such as Kubernetes and Amazon ECS. Finally, we’ll delve into security, troubleshooting, and best practices when extending Docker. By the end of this book, you will learn how to extend Docker and customize it based on your business requirements with the help of various tools and plugins.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Chapter 2. Introducing First-party Tools

Docker provides several tools that extend the functionality outside of the core Docker engine. In this chapter, you will walk-through installing, configuring, and running the following tools:

  • Docker Toolbox

  • Docker Machine

  • Docker Swarm

  • Docker Compose

These tools, while not as functional as some of the more advanced ones that we will be working with in the upcoming chapters, will serve as a good introduction to both adding additional functionality to core Docker engine as well as concepts for deploying and orchestrating your containers, which we will be doing more of towards the end of the book.