Combine Ansible and Docker to streamline software deployment

Tutorials – Ansible

Article from Issue 193/2016
Author(s):

Streamline software deployment with Ansible and Docker containers.

Computing is bigger than it's ever been. There are now more devices producing and processing more data than last year, and it's only going to get bigger in coming years. For every device in the hands of a user, back-end services are needed to keep everything running smoothly. The tools that have served administrators well for years now struggle to cope with server farms packed to the rafters with computers whirring away and needing maintenance.

Apt and Yum are great at installing software on one machine, but what if you need to update a package on a hundred machines? What if a configuration file needs to be updated but in a slightly different way on hundreds of machines?

Now imagine each of those machines is running a dozen containerized applications that can be launched or stopped depending on how much load is currently on the system. How do you manage now? We'll look at one option for keeping everything humming along smoothly – Ansible Container [1].

[...]

Use Express-Checkout link below to read the full article (PDF).

Buy this article as PDF

Express-Checkout as PDF
Price $2.95
(incl. VAT)

Buy Linux Magazine

SINGLE ISSUES
 
SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
TABLET & SMARTPHONE APPS
Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content

  • Docker

    Docker is an economical alternative to conventional virtualization. Because each Docker container shares the underlying operating system, it enjoys the resource isolation and allocation benefits of VMs but is much more portable and efficient.

  • Docker with OwnCloud

    Run your application smoothly and portably in the cloud with the Docker container system. This workshop takes a practical look deploying Docker with the OwnCloud cloud environment.

  • Perl: Testing Modules with Docker

    If you want to distribute your programs across multiple platforms, you need to prepare them to run in foreign environments from the start. Linux container technology and the resource-conserving Docker project let you test your own Perl modules on several Linux distributions in one fell swoop.

  • CoreOS

    CoreOS is an operating system for the cloud that relies on Docker and also lets you build compute clusters out of the box.

  • RHEL 7

    On June 10, Red Hat launched a new major release of its enterprise distribution, RHEL 7. We take a look to find out where RHEL is headed.

comments powered by Disqus

Direct Download

Read full article as PDF:

Price $2.95

News

njobs Europe
What:
Where:
Country:
Njobs Netherlands Njobs Deutschland Njobs United Kingdom Njobs Italia Njobs France Njobs Espana Njobs Poland
Njobs Austria Njobs Denmark Njobs Belgium Njobs Czech Republic Njobs Mexico Njobs India Njobs Colombia