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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)

Managing Containers

So far, we have been concentrating on how to build, store, and distribute our Docker images. Now we are going to look at how we can launch containers, and also how we can use the Docker command-line client to manage and interact with them.

We will be revisiting the commands we used in the first chapter by going into a lot more detail, before delving deeper into the commands that are available. Once we are familiar with the container commands, we will look at Docker networks and Docker volumes.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Docker container commands:
    • The basics
    • Interacting with your containers
    • Logs and process information
    • Resource limits
    • Container states and miscellaneous commands
    • Removing containers
  • Docker networking and volumes