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Docker Orchestration by Randall Smith

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Chapter 7. Using Simpler Orchestration Tools – Fleet and Cattle

Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, and Mesosphere are the big players in Docker orchestration, but they are hardly the only ones. In some cases, they are overkill. This chapter will look at two of the other options—Fleet and Cattle. Each tool has its own strengths and weaknesses. Fleet is a lower-level tool that is great for small environments or as a base for other tools. Cattle is a fully featured orchestration suite that is simpler to use than Kubernetes or Mesosphere.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Using Fleet
    • Installing Fleet
    • Using fleetctl to start, stop, and remove services
    • Using environment variables with Fleet unit files to configure containers
    • Setting service affinity and ...

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