Extending Docker

Extending Docker

by Russ McKendrick
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
ISBN
1786462311
Pages
334 Pages
Published
Packt Publishing Ltd , 16.06.2016
Publisher
Packt Publishing Ltd
Master the art of making Docker more extensible, composable, and modular by leveraging plugins and other supporting toolsAbout This BookGet the first book on the market that shows you how to extend the capabilities of Docker using plugins and third-party toolsMaster the skills of creating various plugins and integrating great tools in order to enhance the functionalities of DockerA practical and learning guide that ensures your investment in Docker becomes more valuableWho This Book Is ForThis book is for developers and sys admins who are well versed Docker and have knowledge on basic programming languages. If you can't wait to extend Docker and customize it to meet your requirements, this is the book for you!What You Will LearnFind out about Docker plugins and the problems they solveGain insights into creating your own pluginUse Docker tools to extend the basic functionality of the core Docker engineGet to grips with the installation and configuration of third-party tools available to use with Docker pluginsInstall, configure, and use a scheduling service to manage the containers in your environmentEnhance your day-to-day Docker usage through security, troubleshooting, and best practicesIn DetailWith Docker, it is possible to get a lot of apps running on the same old servers, making it very easy to package and ship programs. The ability to extend Docker using plugins and load third-party plugins is incredible, and organizations can massively benefit from it.In this book, you will read about what first and third party tools are available to extend the functionality of your existing Docker installation and how to approach your next Docker infrastructure deployment. We will show you how to work with Docker plugins, install it, and cover its lifecycle. We also cover network and volume plugins, and you will find out how to build your own plugin.You'll discover how to integrate it with Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, Flocker, Rancher, Packer, and more with third-party plugins. Then, you'll see how to use Schedulers such as Kubernetes and Amazon ECS. Finally, we'll delve into security, troubleshooting, and best practices when extending Docker.By the end of this book, you will learn how to extend Docker and customize it based on your business requirements with the help of various tools and plugins.Style and approachAn easy to follow guide with plenty of hands-on practical examples which can be executed both on your local machine or externally hosted services.

Russ McKendrick is an experienced solution architect who has been working in IT and related industries for the better part of 23 years. During his career, he has had varied responsibilities in a number of industries, ranging from looking after an entire IT infrastructure to providing first-line, second-line, and senior support in client-facing and internal teams for corporate organizations. Russ works almost exclusively with Linux, using open source systems and tools across dedicated hardware, virtual machines to public and private clouds at Node4 Limited, where he heads up the Open Source solutions team.