Chapter 1. Introduction to Docker Monitoring

Docker has been a recent but very important addition to a SysAdmins toolbox.

Docker describes itself as an open platform for building, shipping, and running distributed applications. This means that developers can bundle their code and pass it to their operations team. From here, they can deploy safe in the knowledge that it will be done so in a way that introduces consistency with the environment in which the code is running.

When this process is followed, it should make the age-old developers versus operations argument of "it worked on my local development server"—a thing of the past. Since before its "production ready" 1.0 release back in June 2014, there had been over 10,000 Dockerized applications ...

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