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The Docker Workshop

By : Vincent Sesto, Onur Yılmaz, Sathsara Sarathchandra, Aric Renzo, Engy Fouda
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Book Image

The Docker Workshop

5 (2)
By: Vincent Sesto, Onur Yılmaz, Sathsara Sarathchandra, Aric Renzo, Engy Fouda

Overview of this book

No doubt Docker Containers are the future of highly-scalable software systems and have cost and runtime efficient supporting infrastructure. But learning it might look complex as it comes with many technicalities. This is where The Docker Workshop will help you. Through this workshop, you’ll quickly learn how to work with containers and Docker with the help of practical activities.? The workshop starts with Docker containers, enabling you to understand how it works. You’ll run third party Docker images and also create your own images using Dockerfiles and multi-stage Dockerfiles. Next, you’ll create environments for Docker images, and expedite your deployment and testing process with Continuous Integration. Moving ahead, you’ll tap into interesting topics and learn how to implement production-ready environments using Docker Swarm. You’ll also apply best practices to secure Docker images and to ensure that production environments are running at maximum capacity. Towards the end, you’ll gather skills to successfully move Docker from development to testing, and then into production. While doing so, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot issues, clear up resource bottlenecks and optimize the performance of services. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to utilize Docker containers in real-world use cases.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Preface

Summary

This chapter focused on extending Docker with plugins. Docker operations can be enhanced by custom storage, network, or authorization methods by installing and using the Docker plugins. You first considered plugin management in Docker and the plugin API. With the plugin API, you are free to extend Docker by writing new plugins and make Docker work for you.

The chapter then covered authorization plugins and how the Docker daemon is configured to work with the plugins. If you are using Docker in production or enterprise environments, authorization plugins are essential tools to control who can access your containers. You then explored network plugins and how they extend communication between containers.

Although basic networking is already covered by Docker, we looked at how networking plugins are the gateway to new networking capabilities. This led to the final section, in which volume plugins were presented to show how custom storage options are enabled in Docker. If...