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Mastering Docker - Third Edition

By : Russ McKendrick, Scott Gallagher
Book Image

Mastering Docker - Third Edition

By: Russ McKendrick, Scott Gallagher

Overview of this book

Docker has been a game-changer when it comes to how modern applications are deployed and created. It has now grown into a key driver of innovation beyond system administration, with an impact on the world of web development. But how can you make sure you're keeping up with the innovations it's driving, or be sure you're using it to its full potential? Mastering Docker shows you how; this book not only demonstrates how to use Docker more effectively, but also helps you rethink and reimagine what's possible with it. You will cover concepts such as building, managing, and storing images, along with best practices to make you confident, before delving more into Docker security. You'll find everything related to extending and integrating Docker in new and innovative ways. Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes will help you take control of your containers in an efficient manner. By the end of the book, you will have a broad, yet detailed, sense of what's possible with Docker, and how seamlessly it fits in with a range of other platforms and tools.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)

Using Portainer

Now that we have Portainer running and configured to communicate with our Docker installation, we can start to work through the features listed in the left-hand side menu, starting at the top with the Dashboard, which is also the default landing page of your Portainer installation.

The Dashboard

As you can see from the following screenshot, the Dashboard gives us an overview of the current state of the Docker instance that Portainer is configured to communicate with:

In my case, this shows how many Containers I have running, which at the moment is just the already running Portainer container, as well as the number of images I have downloaded. We can also see the number of Volumes and Networks available on...