DevOps Classroomnotes 25/Jun/2022

Docker Networking

  • Docker Networking Architecture is based on Container Network Model (CNM)
  • Refer Here for the docker container networking article


  • A server cluster is group of two or more nodes (servers), that run in parallel to acheive a common goal
  • A cluster functions as if it were a single system. A user accessing the cluster should not need to know whether the system is a cluster or individual machine
  • Benifits:
    • High Availability
    • Load Balancing
    • Scaling
    • Performance
  • To manage clusters we generally use cluster orchestration software
  • Container Orchestration Softwares
    • Docker Swarm
    • Kubernetes
    • Mesos
  • Using Container Orchestration Softwares, we enable
    • multi node setups
    • we express the desired state rather than commands to create containers
  • Generally Orchestration softwares have two kinds of nodes
    • master nodes (manager)
    • nodes (worker)
  • To decide which node is manager there are consensus algorithms like RAFT etc which will choose the manager by election.

Docker Swarm Setup

  • Refer Here for the article
  • Create 3 ubuntu instances and install docker in them
  • explore swarm command line
  • Note the output
Swarm initialized: current node (4zbhonvbfzpzs2dzbbgjcmfz3) is now a manager.

To add a worker to this swarm, run the following command:

    docker swarm join --token SWMTKN-1-02wrpqrep3ytgxynjurslwjseu4898o1vvbi0cozh00eth7ova-aswifi8z4zrdwmnl51nzyd7li

To add a manager to this swarm, run 'docker swarm join-token manager' and follow the instructions.
  • When the swarm is initialized docker will create an overlay network
  • Docker has one more subcommand node
  • Basic interaction diagram
  • In swarm we create services
  • Note: Sending the image to docker hub
  • For experimentation lets use the container image shaikkhajaibrahim/qttestapp:1.0 Refer Here
  • Create a service using test app docker service create --name testapp --replicas 2 --publish published=5001,target=5000 shaikkhajaibrahim/qttestapp:1.0
  • To access the test app use any nodes ip with 5001
  • Understanding how overlay works Refer Here

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