In this chapter, we have covered the additional client tools provided by Docker to extend the functionality of your core Docker installation, all of the tools that we have looked at have been designed to slot into your workflow and be as simple as possible to use. In the later chapters, we will be looking at how to expand some of the core functionality of Docker using third-party services. When we do, we will revisit a few of the tools that we have been through in this chapter and look at how they add additional functionality to them.
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)
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Introduction to Extending Docker
Introducing First-party Tools
Building Your Own Plugin
Extending Your Infrastructure
Looking at Schedulers
Security, Challenges, and Conclusions