Multi-arch Docker Images

Although the promise of Docker is the elimination of differences when moving software between environments, you’ll still face the problem that you can’t cross platform boundaries, i.e. you can’t run a Docker image built for x86_64 on a arm board such as the Raspberry Pi. This means that if you want to support multiple architectures, … Continued

Adding Self-signed Registry Certs to Docker & Docker for Mac

The Docker registry image has over 10 million pulls on Docker Hub, so it’s safe to say that a lot of people out there are making use of it. When running a registry, it’s essential to make sure your clients can access it easily and securely. If your registry isn’t running on a public domain, … Continued

The .NET experience with microservices (.NET Core/Docker/Kubernetes/WeaveNet/Azure)

The .NET experience with microservices (.NET Core/Docker/Kubernetes/WeaveNet/Azure) A few of our recent posts featured WeaveWorks’ Sock Shop demo application – an educational project that demonstrates how to build a complex microservice application that not only looks good, but also does something useful. The educational value of the application lies in its architecture. It is unusual … Continued

minimesos 0.10.1 – Support for Mesos 1.0.0 and Docker 1.12

Today we released minimesos 0.10.1.This minimesos version is all about version upgrades. You can install it using the usual installer command: curl -sSL | sh. The Docker images are available on Docker Hub and the jar is available via Jitpack. Minimesos is the experimentation and testing tool for Apache Mesos and features a Vagrant-like … Continued

All Hail the New Docker Swarm

Unfortunately, I’m not able to attend DockerCon US this year, but I will be keeping up with the announcements. As part of the Docker Captains program, I was given a preview of Docker 1.12 including the new Swarm integration which is Docker’s native clustering/orchestration solution (also known as SwarmKit, but that’s really the repo/library name). … Continued

Cobbler in a Docker Container

For one of our projects we found ourselves in need of a PXE server. In order to make proper use of a PXE server you will quickly find you need to change settings in your DHCP server. So we figured we’d probably needed one of those as well. We tried to roll our own but … Continued

Test driving the Docker Universal Control Plane

The Docker Universal Control Plane (UCP) is the commercial management solution for containerised applications inside a public cloud or on-premise. It is built on top of Docker Swarm. All UCP components are also running as containers. This post will guide you through the installation of UCP and the integration of Interlock to dynamically configure HAProxy … Continued

Using binpack with Docker Swarm

Docker Swarm – Docker’s native clustering solution – ships with two main scheduling strategies, spread and binpack. The spread strategy will attempt to spread containers evenly across hosts, whereas the binpack strategy will place containers on the most-loaded host that still has enough resources to run the given containers. The advantage of spread is that … Continued