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Docker Orchestration

By : Randall Smith
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Docker Orchestration

By: Randall Smith

Overview of this book

Docker orchestration is what you need when transitioning from deploying containers individually on a single host to deploying complex multi-container apps on many machines. This book covers the new orchestration features of Docker 1.12 and helps you efficiently build, test, and deploy your application using Docker. You will be shown how to build multi-container applications using Docker Compose. You will also be introduced to the building blocks for multi-host Docker clusters such as registry, overlay networks, and shared storage using practical examples. This book gives an overview of core tools such as Docker Machine, Swarm, and Compose which will enhance your orchestration skills. You’ll learn how to set up a swarm using the decentralized building block. Next, you’ll be shown how to make the most out of the in-built orchestration feature of Docker engine and you’ll use third-party tools such as Kubernetes, Mesosphere, and CoreOS to orchestrate your existing process. Finally, you will learn to deploy cluster hosts on cloud services and automate your infrastructure.
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Docker Orchestration
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Writing a Docker Compose file

A Docker Compose file defines everything about an application. The services, volumes, networks, and dependencies can all be defined in one place. The configuration can be used locally to stand up a development environment, plugged into an existing continuous integration or continuous deployment system, or even used on a server to start production services. Later chapters will show better ways to manage running services.

Docker Compose looks for a file named docker-compose.yml in the current directory. An alternate file can be specified with the -f option. The file is formatted in YAML so it can be edited in any text editor.

Let's start with a very simple compose file that starts a single nginx container that listens on port 80. This is an analogous container started with docker run -p 80:80 nginx. The value for image can be any image on your server or on the registry just like in the docker run command:

version: '2'