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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)

Writing your plugin service

As mentioned in the previous section, Docker will interact with your plugin service by making HTTP calls. These calls are documented on the following pages:

Docker also provides an SDK as a collection for Go helpers, these can be found at the following URL:

Each helper comes with examples, as well as links to open source projects, which serve as further examples on how to implement the helper.

These API requests should not be confused with the Docker Remote API, which is documented at the following URL:

This is the API, which allows your applications to interact with Docker, and not Docker to interact with your application...