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Software Development, Testing, and Delivery with Docker

Lab Steps

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Logging into the Microsoft Azure portal
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Connecting to the Lab Provisioned Virtual Machine
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Getting to Know the Application
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Containerizing the Application
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Creating Your Own Docker Registry
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Composing Multi-Container Environments
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Composing the Production Environment
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Developing and Releasing an Update to Production

Ready for the real environment experience?

DifficultyAdvanced
Duration2h
Students26

Description

Lab Overview

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.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Containerize an existing application
  • Connect containers using user-defined networks
  • Use Docker Compose to create multi-container environments
  • Set up a private Docker Registry
  • Develop, test, and deliver containerized software
  • Release updates to production with containers

Lab Prerequisites

You should be familiar with the following:

  • Docker containers, images, and registries
  • Working at the command line in Linux
  • Connecting to virtual machines using SSH

The Getting Started with Docker on Linux Lab is a good way to fulfill the prerequisites.

Lab Environment

Before completing the lab instructions, the environment will look as follows:

After completing the lab instructions, the environment should look similar to:

Updates

July 9th, 2018 - Updated to use newer versions of Docker and Docker Compose. Also upgraded VMs to SSD SKUs.

About the Author

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Logan has been involved in software development and research for over eleven years, including six years in the cloud. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, and Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.