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Orchestrating Docker by Shrikrishna Holla

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Chapter 4. Automation and Best Practices

At this point, we now know how to set up Docker in our development environments, are comfortable with the Docker commands, and have a good idea about the kind of situations Docker is suitable for. We also have an idea on how to configure Docker and its containers to suit all our needs.

In this chapter, we will focus on the various usage patterns that will help us deploy our web applications in production environments. We will begin with Docker's remote API because logging in to a production server and running commands is always considered dangerous. So, it is best to run an application that monitors and orchestrates the containers in a host. There are a host of orchestration tools available for Docker today, ...

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