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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 (3)
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

Deploying Swarm Deployments from Docker Compose

Deploying a complete environment is easy with Docker Swarm; you'll see that most of the work is already done if you have been running your containers using Docker Compose. This means you won't need to manually start services one by one in Swarm as we did in the previous section of this chapter.

If you already have a docker-compose.yml file available to bring up your services and applications, there is a good chance it will simply work without issues. Swarm will use the stack deploy command to deploy all your services across the Swarm nodes. All you need to do is provide the compose file and assign the stack a name:

docker stack deploy --compose-file <compose_file> <swarm_name>

The stack creation is quick and seamless, but a lot is happening in the background to make sure all services are running correctly—including setting up networks between all the services and starting up each of the services...