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Native Docker Clustering with Swarm by Chanwit Kaewkasi, Fabrizio Soppelsa

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Chapter 8. Exploring Additional Features of Swarm

In this chapter, we're going to discuss and deepen our knowledge on two very important topics related to Docker and orchestration systems: networking and consensus. In particular, we'll see how to:

  • Foundations of Libnetwork
  • Basic security of Libnetwork
  • Routing mesh
  • Overlay networks
  • The Network Control Plane
  • Libkv

Libnetwork

Libnetwork is the networking stack designed from the ground-up to work with Docker regardless of platforms, environments, operating systems, or infrastructures. Libnetwork is not only an interface for the network driver. It's not only a library to manage VLAN or VXLAN networks but it does more.

Libnetwork is a full networking stack and consists of three planes, the Management Plane

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