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Docker Kernel Requirements

1. Introduction Docker is a containerization technology that provides OS level virtualization to applications.  It isolates processes, storage, networking, and also provide security to services running within it’s containers.  To enable this, Docker depends on various features of the Linux Kernel.  Let us get introduced to these Docker kernel requirements in this post. 2. Docker engine dependencies from the Linux ...

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Configuring DNS in Docker

1. Introduction This post introduces Docker Engine’s network feature in general and specifically introduces configuring DNS in containers. This post assumes that you have the Docker Engine installed and that you know the basics of working with containers. We will not discuss service discovery from other networks here since that needs a deeper knowledge of Docker tools like Docker Swarm. ...

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Docker as a Service

In the previous posts we learned about Docker, containers, and working with containers, In this post we will learn about Containers as a Service (CaaS) in general and how Docker realizes CaaS. 1. Why Docker as a Service? Take a typical developer work-flow involving Docker. It will be typically as below. This is based on the reference workflow provided in ...

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Docker List Containers Examples (docker ps)

1. Introduction In this post we will explore the command docker ps which is used to list Docker containers. We will also explore the various options of this command.  This tutorial assumes that you have a working Docker installation.  If you are new to Docker please read how to install Docker and create containers before proceeding further. 2. Docker Container – It’s ...

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Connect to Docker Container Example

1. Introduction This example introduces how to create a Docker container and connect to it. The previous posts discussed creating basic Hello World containers and understanding your Docker installations. This post carries it further to talk about working with containers. This post assumes that you have a working Docker installation.  Let’s start 2. Understanding Docker container and image A Docker ...

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What is a Docker container – How to use Docker?

1. Introduction Containers, in general, and Docker in particular is quickly gaining in popularity.  In this post, we will get some basics sorted out about the Docker container.  We will learn the meaning of the term Container in general and see specifically how Docker implements them.  We will try to execute a few basic commands to understand the bare basics ...

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Docker Hello World Example

In this example we will explore different ways of running basic “Hello, World” containers in Docker. 1. Introduction Creating a Docker Hello World container and getting it to work verifies that you have the Docker infrastructure set up properly in your development system.  We will go about this in 4 different ways: Run Docker hello world image provided by Docker ...

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Docker Tutorial for Beginners

In this article we are going to explain the main features of Docker. We are going to briefly explain why containers are necessary, which are the main commands to use and how to use Docker in our integration tests. The following table shows an overview of the whole article:                 Table Of Contents ...

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Docker Build Example

1. Introduction Docker is a tool to avoid the usual headaches of conflicts, dependencies and inconsistent environments, which is an important problem for distributed applications, where we need to install or upgrade several nodes with the same configuration. Docker is a container manager, which means that is able to create and execute containers that represent specific runtime environments for your ...

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Docker Compose example

1. Introduction Docker Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. With Compose, you define in a configuration file the set of docker containers that application requires an specific machine. Then, using a single command, you create and start all the services in a single host. Docker Compose is specially useful for the following use case scenarios: ...

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