Tag : Docker

Using Nirmata to deploy containerized applications on VMWare vCloud Air

In my previous post, I described how you can deploy containers on your laptop using Nirmata and boot2docker. While deploying containers on your laptop is great for dev/test, you may want to deploy containers on your cloud resources as your application moves through your deployment pipeline. Nirmata makes this extremely easy via its policy based…

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Deploy containers on your laptop using Nirmata in less than five minutes

If you are using boot2docker on MacOS, it is now easier than ever to deploy containerized applications on your laptop using Nirmata. You can be up and running in less than five minutes. In this post, I will describe the steps. Requirements: You will need boot2docker installed and running on your laptop You will need…

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Tips on using Docker 1.7 with Nirmata

Recently docker 1.7 was released and some of our customers are starting to use this with Nirmata. Docker 1.7 was a huge release with several new features & capabilities. Full release notes can be found at: https://github.com/docker/docker/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md Given the significant changes in Docker 1.7, some of our users have run into problems getting it working with…

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Managing MongoDB Clusters with Docker and Nirmata

This is the second post in my series on managing clustered services with Nirmata. My previous post showed how to manage Zookeeper clusters. In this post, I will cover managing MongoDB clusters with Nirmata. You can skip this introduction if you have already read the previous post. Cloud native applications may use several backing services,…

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Notes from DockerCon 2015

This week was a busy one for the container world. The week started with DockerCon 2015 in San Francisco followed by the Red Hat Summit in Boston. Nirmata was a Bronze Sponsor of DockerCon and we had an amazing two days attending the event. Considering that this is just its second year, DockerCon has already…

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Cisco does DevOps!

Check out the Microservices and DevOps content at Cisco Live 2015!   With Cisco Live 2015 just around the corner, I am amazed to see the diversity of topics covered in various session over the four day event. While infrastructure, security and networking understandably taking the center stage at the event, what’s interesting is the…

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Managing Zookeeper Clusters with Docker and Nirmata

A cloud native application may use several backing services, for things like messaging and data management. Typically these backing services are deployed separately from the application services, so multiple application instances (environments) can utilize them. Also, these backing services typically run as a cluster. In this blog post, I will show you how you can use…

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Automated deploys with Docker Hub and Nirmata

As companies strive to attain achieve software development agility, they are looking to automate each phase of their software development pipeline. The ultimate goal is to fully automate the deployment of code to production, triggered when a developer checks in a fix or a feature. Companies such as Netflix have built extensive tooling to enable…

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Docker Data Containers with Nirmata

An exciting thing about Docker is the number of interesting use cases that emerge as developers adopt containers in their application development and operations processes. One such concept is that of data container. While the usage may not be intuitive at first, data containers are very handy in some scenarios. A great use case is…

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Docker Host Networking Mode with Nirmata

The default networking mode in Docker is the bridge mode. The bridge mode setting creates a virtual Ethernet bridge device on the Linux host that enables containers to talk to each other, and the host. Docker’s port mappings can then be used to manage external traffic, from the host interface to containers. However, in some…

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