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Deployment with Docker

By : Srdjan Grubor
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Deployment with Docker

By: Srdjan Grubor

Overview of this book

Deploying Docker into production is considered to be one of the major pain points in developing large-scale infrastructures, and the documentation available online leaves a lot to be desired. With this book, you will learn everything you wanted to know to effectively scale your deployments globally and build a resilient, scalable, and containerized cloud platform for your own use. The book starts by introducing you to the containerization ecosystem with some concrete and easy-to-digest examples; after that, you will delve into examples of launching multiple instances of the same container. From there, you will cover orchestration, multi-node setups, volumes, and almost every relevant component of this new approach to deploying services. Using intertwined approaches, the book will cover battle-tested tooling, or issues likely to be encountered in real-world scenarios, in detail. You will also learn about the other supporting components required for a true PaaS deployment and discover common options to tie the whole infrastructure together. At the end of the book, you learn to build a small, but functional, PaaS (to appreciate the power of the containerized service approach) and continue to explore real-world approaches to implementing even larger global-scale services.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Introducing Docker networking

At an earlier point, we have somewhat glanced over our use of IP in the web_server code, and it is something that is not well covered in other materials, but it is a very important thing to understand if you want to have a solid grasp on Docker. When the Docker service is started on a machine, a number of networking iptables rules are added to your machine in order to allow the container to connect to the world through forwarding and vice versa. Effectively, your machine becomes an Internet router for all containers started. On top of this, each new container is assigned a virtual address (most likely in the range of and any communication it does will be normally invisible to the other containers unless a software-defined network is created, so connecting multiple container on the same machine is actually a really tricky task to do manually without helper software that is in the Docker infrastructure called Service Discovery.

Since we...