Docker Service Inspection Filtering & Template Engine under Swarm Mode

Go programming language has really helped in shaping Docker as a powerful software and enabling fast development for distributed systems. It has been helping developers and operations team to quickly construct programs and tools for Cloud computing environment. Go offers built-in support for JSON  (JavaScript Object Notation) encoding and decoding, including to and from built-in and custom data types.   In last 1 year, Docker Swarm Mode has matured enough to become production-ready. The Orchestration platform is quite stable with numerous features like Logging, Secrets Management, Security Scanning, improvement over Scheduling, networking etc. making it more simple to use and...

Running Apache JMeter 3.1 Distributed Load Testing Tool using Docker Compose v3.1 on Swarm Mode Cluster

Apache JMeter is a popular open source software used as a load testing tool for analyzing and measuring the performance of web application or multitude of services. It is 100% pure Java application, designed to test performance both on static and dynamic resources and web dynamic applications. It simulates a heavy load on one or multitude of servers, network or object to test its strength/capability or to analyze overall performance under different load types. The various applications/server/protocol includes – HTTP, HTTPS (Java, NodeJS, PHP, ASP.NET), SOAP / REST Web services, FTP,Database via JDBC, LDAP, Message-oriented middleware (MOM) via JMS,Mail –...

Dockercon 2017 surely gonna be EPIC | Top Sessions Which You Can’t Miss to Attend This Year..

Are you still thinking whether or not to attend Dockercon 2017? Still finding it difficult to convince yourself or your boss/manager to allow you to attend this conference? Then trust me, you have come to the right place. For the next 30 minutes, I will talk about the great sessions which you can’t miss to attend this year. Dockercon 2017 is just 1 month away. Heavily power-packed with 3 keynotes( includes Solomon Hykes impressive talk), 7 tracks, 60+ breakout sessions, workshops, Ask the Experts, Birds-of-a-feather, Hands-on Lab, Ecosystem expo and lot more.. this year DockerCon 2017 brings a three-day impressive...

Introducing new RexRay 0.8 with Docker 17.03 Managed Plugin System for Persistent Storage on Cloud Platforms

DellEMC Rex-Ray 0.8 Final Release was announced last week. Graduated as top-level project within {code} community, RexRay 0.8 release has been considered as one of the largest releases till date. The new release introduced support for long lists of new storage platforms like S3FS, EBS, EFS, GCEPD & ScaleIO shown below: Public cloud storage is one of the fastest growing sector in storage with leaders like Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Storage and Microsoft Azure. With the release of RexRay 0.8, {code} community took the right approach in targeting the first community-contributed driver starting with Amazon EFS driver and then quickly...

Docker Compose v3.1 file format now supports Docker 1.13.1 Secret Management

Docker Engine 1.13.1 went GA last week and introduced one of the most awaited feature called Secrets Management . With a mission to introduce a container native solution that strengthens the Trusted Delivery component of container security, new Secrets API is rightly integrated into Docker 1.13.1 Orchestration engine.The new secrets-management capabilities are also included in Docker Datacenter as part of the Docker 1.13.1 release. What are secrets all about? It is a blob of data, such as password, SSH private keys, certificates,API keys, and encryption keys etc..In broader term, it can be anything that can be tightly control access to.The...

Docker For Mac 1.13.0 brings support for macOS Sierra, now runs ARM & AARCH64 based Docker containers

Recently I purchased a brand new slim 13.3 inch Apple Mac Book  Air with an amazing 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. Introducing Siri to newly re-branded macOS for the first time along with dozens of new features, it came by default running macOS 10.12.1 Sierra. macOS Sierra is the 13th major release of macOS(previously OS X)and successor of OS X El Capiton. ICYMI – Apple released macOS 10.12 Sierra open source Darwin code last November and can be accessed via https://opensource.apple.com/release/os-x-1012.html . One of the first thing I wanted to try out was to see how easy is it to bring...

Test-Drive Docker 1.12 on first 64-bit ARM OpenSUSE running on Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the first 64 bit version and the third generation Pi box which runs on 1.2GHz 64 bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU.(Broadcom BCM2837 A53 ARM processor). Despite its processor upgrade, there wasn’t an official 64-bit OS available for it till the first week of Jan 2017. Kudos to SUSE Team, they came up providing first commercial enterprise Linux distribution optimized for ARM AARCH64 servers. This is definitely a BIG news. Reason –  To build a solution to meet specific market needs while maintaining a common code base. Enterprise vendors & customers demanding workload-optimized server platforms can...

What’s New in Docker Engine 1.13 Swarm Mode?

Docker Engine 1.13.0 Final Release has been officially announced . With over 1050 commits, 1025 file changes and 175 days since Engine 1.12,Docker team has put a major effort to extend the Swarm Mode functionality and bug fixes/improvements. Docker 1.13.0 brings dozens of new features, a major highlights of this release includes – Centralized Logging, New Docker Management CLI, impressive New Secret API , Deploy Stack directly from Docker Compose, Auto Locking, Plugins Management and many more. With this release,Docker Inc. added support for building docker DEBs for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial & 16.10 Yakkety Yak PPC64LE & s390x platform. There...

Key Takeaways from Docker “Containerd ~ A Core Container Runtime Project” Announcement

With almost every new release, Docker Inc. has open sourced its vital and popular software tools to the community to join hands with all Docker contributors and all Infrastructure plumbers across the globe. Ending 2016 in a GREAT way, Docker Inc. made another big announcement releasing Containerd as an open source project to the community. Check out a glimpse of open sourced component from Docker Inc.(shown below) in the last 4-5 releases: In case you are new to containerd – Prior to the version 1.11, Docker engine had a complete responsibility to manage volumes, networks, containers, images etc.. With Engine...

The 20-minutes Docker 1.12 Swarm Mode demonstration on Azure Platform

2016 has been a great year for Docker Inc. With the announcement of Docker 1.12 release in last Dockercon, a new generation Docker clustering & distributed system was born. With an optional “Swarm Mode” feature rightly integrated into core Docker Engine, a native management of a cluster of Docker Engines, orchestration, decentralized design, service and application deployment, scaling, rolling updates, desired state reconciliation, multi-host networking, service discovery and routing mesh implementation – all of these features works flawlessly. With the recent Engine 1.12.5 release, all of these features have matured enough to make it production ready. Under this blog post, I...