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Deploying a Service on an Overlay Network

Bridge networks are a powerful tool for controlling communication between containers on a single host, but what if you need to provide isolated networking between containers in Docker Swarm? With Docker Swarm, you can use custom overlay networks to allow groups of containers to communicate transparently, even if they are running on different swarm nodes. In this lab, you will have the opportunity to work with overlay networks. You will set up a custom overlay network and deploy three different services that communicate with each other using this network.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jun 06, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create the overlay network.

    1. Create the prices-overlay-net overlay network.
    docker network create --driver overlay prices-overlay-net
  2. Challenge

    Create the base-price service.

    1. Create the base-price service.
    docker service create --name base-price --network prices-overlay-net --replicas 3 linuxacademycontent/prices-base-price:1
  3. Challenge

    Create the sales service.

    1. Create the sales service.
    docker service create --name sales --network prices-overlay-net --replicas 3 linuxacademycontent/prices-sales:1
  4. Challenge

    Create the total-price service.

    1. Create the total-price service.
    docker service create --name total-price --network prices-overlay-net --replicas 2 -p 8080:80 linuxacademycontent/prices-total-price:1
    1. Verify that you get the total price data.
    curl localhost:8080

    You should see a list of products and the total price for each. These prices are calculated by communicating with the base-price and sales services using the custom overlay network.

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