Container management with Docker Swarm
Docker Swarm provides an environment for deploying containerized workloads across a pooled set of Docker hosts. Docker Swarm uses the native Docker API. The workflow for managing containers on a Docker Swarm is almost identical to what it would be on a single container host. This document provides simple examples of deploying containerized workloads in an Azure Container Service instance of Docker Swarm. For more in-depth documentation on Docker Swarm, see Docker Swarm on Docker.com.
The Docker Swarm orchestrator in Azure Container Service uses legacy standalone Swarm. Currently, the integrated Swarm mode (in Docker 1.12 and higher) is not a supported orchestrator in Azure Container Service. If you want to deploy a Swarm mode cluster in Azure, use the open-source ACS Engine, a community-contributed quickstart template, or a Docker solution in the Azure Marketplace.
Prerequisites to the exercises in this document:
Deploy a new container
To create a new container in the Docker Swarm, use the
docker run command (ensuring that you have opened an SSH tunnel to the masters as per the prerequisites above). This example creates a container from the
user@ubuntu:~$ docker run -d -p 80:80 yeasy/simple-web 4298d397b9ab6f37e2d1978ef3c8c1537c938e98a8bf096ff00def2eab04bf72
After the container has been created, use
docker ps to return information about the container. Notice here that the Swarm agent that is hosting the container is listed:
user@ubuntu:~$ docker ps CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES 4298d397b9ab yeasy/simple-web "/bin/sh -c 'python i" 31 seconds ago Up 9 seconds 10.0.0.5:80->80/tcp swarm-agent-34A73819-1/happy_allen
You can now access the application that is running in this container through the public DNS name of the Swarm agent load balancer. You can find this information in the Azure portal:
By default the Load Balancer has ports 80, 8080 and 443 open. If you want to connect on another port you will need to open that port on the Azure Load Balancer for the Agent Pool.
Deploy multiple containers
As multiple containers are started, by executing 'docker run' multiple times, you can use the
docker ps command to see which hosts the containers are running on. In the example below, three containers are spread evenly across the three Swarm agents:
user@ubuntu:~$ docker ps CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES 11be062ff602 yeasy/simple-web "/bin/sh -c 'python i" 11 seconds ago Up 10 seconds 10.0.0.6:83->80/tcp swarm-agent-34A73819-2/clever_banach 1ff421554c50 yeasy/simple-web "/bin/sh -c 'python i" 49 seconds ago Up 48 seconds 10.0.0.4:82->80/tcp swarm-agent-34A73819-0/stupefied_ride 4298d397b9ab yeasy/simple-web "/bin/sh -c 'python i" 2 minutes ago Up 2 minutes 10.0.0.5:80->80/tcp swarm-agent-34A73819-1/happy_allen
Deploy containers by using Docker Compose
You can use Docker Compose to automate the deployment and configuration of multiple containers. To do so, ensure that a Secure Shell (SSH) tunnel has been created and that the DOCKER_HOST variable has been set (see the pre-requisites above).
Create a docker-compose.yml file on your local system. To do this, use this sample.
web: image: adtd/web:0.1 ports: - "80:80" links: - rest:rest-demo-azure.marathon.mesos rest: image: adtd/rest:0.1 ports: - "8080:8080"
docker-compose up -d to start the container deployments:
user@ubuntu:~/compose$ docker-compose up -d Pulling rest (adtd/rest:0.1)... swarm-agent-3B7093B8-0: Pulling adtd/rest:0.1... : downloaded swarm-agent-3B7093B8-2: Pulling adtd/rest:0.1... : downloaded swarm-agent-3B7093B8-3: Pulling adtd/rest:0.1... : downloaded Creating compose_rest_1 Pulling web (adtd/web:0.1)... swarm-agent-3B7093B8-3: Pulling adtd/web:0.1... : downloaded swarm-agent-3B7093B8-0: Pulling adtd/web:0.1... : downloaded swarm-agent-3B7093B8-2: Pulling adtd/web:0.1... : downloaded Creating compose_web_1
Finally, the list of running containers will be returned. This list reflects the containers that were deployed by using Docker Compose:
user@ubuntu:~/compose$ docker ps CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES caf185d221b7 adtd/web:0.1 "apache2-foreground" 2 minutes ago Up About a minute 10.0.0.4:80->80/tcp swarm-agent-3B7093B8-0/compose_web_1 040efc0ea937 adtd/rest:0.1 "catalina.sh run" 3 minutes ago Up 2 minutes 10.0.0.4:8080->8080/tcp swarm-agent-3B7093B8-0/compose_rest_1
Naturally, you can use
docker-compose ps to examine only the containers defined in your