Title: Docker Concepts Overview and Intro to Container Orchestration

Speaker: Phil Estes, IBM Senior Technical Staff, Docker Captain; Patrick Hourigan, Software Engineer, IBM Ireland.

Venue: Portershed, Galway

Duration: 1/2 day

Time: 9.30am – 1pm

Cost: €60 for ITAG Members


At this point you’ve probably installed Docker, you know how to run containers, and have written Dockerfiles to build container images for your applications (or parts of your applications). Now what?

Now comes the next step in your journey: connecting multiple containers together, and deploying them on a cluster of Docker hosts instead of your single development machine. This workshop will cover these concepts alongside some production-related questions: how to manage logs? Backups? Remote access? Security upgrades? We’ll spend a brief amount of time revisiting a few initial concepts around Docker to make sure all participants have a good knowledge base as we dive into these next steps in your container journey.

To introduce participants to the orchestration concepts around containers we’ll discuss topics like multi-host networking, operations tasks (logging, backup, etc.), multi-host scheduling, microservice-based applications and more using Docker’s Swarm mode features released in 2016.

You won’t need to pre-install Docker before the course: each workshop participant will be given credentials to connect to an individual virtual machine. All you need is a computer with a SSH client!