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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)

Creating and managing a Swarm

Let's now take a look at using Swarm and how we can perform the following tasks:

  • Creating a cluster
  • Joining workers
  • Listing nodes
  • Managing a cluster

Creating a cluster

Let's start by creating a cluster, which starts with a Swarm manager. Since we are going to be creating a multi-node cluster on our local machine, we should use Docker Machine to launch a host by running this command:

$ docker-machine create \
-d virtualbox \

An abridged version of the output you get is shown here:

(swarm-manager) Creating VirtualBox VM...
(swarm-manager) Starting the VM...
(swarm-manager) Check network to re-create if needed...
(swarm-manager) Waiting for an IP...
Waiting for machine...