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Extending Docker by Russ McKendrick

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Weaving a network

Next up, we are going to take a look at Weave Net and Scope by Weaveworks. This is one of the original Docker networking tools, and at its core, it is a mature software-defined networking service.

Weave Net is described as follows:

"Weave Net creates a container SDN that can run across any mixture of public and private cloud, virtual machines and bare metal. The container SDN can carry any layer 2 and layer 3 traffic, including multicast. If you can run it over Ethernet, you can run it on Weave Net."

In fact, there are two drivers provided by Weave, as follows:

  • Weave Mesh is a local scope driver that operates without the need for a cluster store. It can be used to create networks that span non-clustered machines. With this, you get ...

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