Docker has propelled containers to the forefront of software development and delivery. In this Lab, you will learn how to take an existing application and containerize and connect its tiers using Dockerfiles, user-defined networks, and the Docker Compose tool. You will also see how you can use Docker to simplify your software processes at each of the development, test, and delivery phases. The Lab environment simulates a real-world scenario with separate development, test, and production servers. You will create your own Docker Registry to manage different versions of the application and share the container images across environments. You will also take a software update from development, through test, to production deployment using Docker.
Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:
You should be familiar with the following:
The Getting Started with Docker on Linux Lab is a good way to fulfill the prerequisites.
Before completing the lab instructions, the environment will look as follows:
After completing the lab instructions, the environment should look similar to:
February 24th, 2023 - Removed instruction to stop viewing Docker Compose logs (no longer required)
April 1st, 2022 - Updated the source code for v1.1 of the application to resolve an issue causing the Docker image to fail to build in the final lab step
October 8th, 2021 - Updated Node.js version and instructions to reflect the latest portal experience
August 11th, 2021 - Resolved an issue causing the startup deployment to fail
February 25th, 2021 - Resolved an issue causing the startup deployment to fail
April 29, 2020 - Added a validation check function to validate the work done in the lab.
July 9th, 2018 - Updated to use newer versions of Docker and Docker Compose. Also upgraded VMs to SSD SKUs.
Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.