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docker-platform (8) Versions 1.1.0

Use Docker ressources to install/configure Docker with attributes

cookbook 'docker-platform', '= 1.1.0'
cookbook 'docker-platform', '= 1.1.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install docker-platform
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Docker Platform Cookbook


Docker is an open-source project that automates the deployment of applications inside software containers, by providing an additional layer of abstraction and automation of operating-system-level virtualisation on Linux. Docker uses the resource isolation features of the Linux kernel such as cgroups and kernel namespaces, and a union-capable file system such as aufs and others to allow independent "containers" to run within a single Linux instance, avoiding the overhead of starting and maintaining virtual machines.

This cookbook provides recipes to install and configure Docker with configuration stored in attributes. It wraps docker cookbook resources to control Docker status and also provides resources to manager swarm cluster creation and volumes deployment.


Cookbooks and gems

Declared in [metadata.rb](metadata.rb) and in [Gemfile](Gemfile).


  • RHEL Family 7, tested on Centos

Note: by composing it with apt-docker cookbook, it should work fine on Debian / Ubuntu.



This cookbook is fully tested in test-kitchen, using the vagrant driver and serverspec verifier.

For more information, see [.kitchen.yml](.kitchen.yml) and [test](test) directory.


Configuration is done by overriding default attributes. All configuration keys have a default defined in [attributes/default.rb](attributes/default.rb). Please read it to have a comprehensive view of what and how you can configure this cookbook behavior.

In addition, you can use attributes to define docker cookbook resources. All you have to do is to define an attribute of the same name as the resource you want to call containing the different instances of this resource. For instance:

"docker_volume": {
  "data": {
    "action": "create"
  "to_remove": {
    "action": "remove"

It creates a docker volume named data and remove the one called to_remove. The key of each sub hash table is the name attribute and the value is an hash table containing the resource configuration, mapping exactly the attribute name defined in docker cookbook documentation.

If you need multiple arguments for an attribute, you have to declare them in an array. If you need an array as single argument, add an extra array.

For instance:

"docker_container": {
  "my_alpine": {
    "container_name": "alpine",
    "repo": "alpine",
    "volumes": [["data:/data"]],
    "action": "run",
    "subscribes": ["redeploy", "docker_image[alpine]", "immediately"]

You can find other examples in [.kitchen.yml](.kitchen.yml) file.



Include repository, package, service and docker recipes.


Configure and install official docker yum repository.


Install docker-engine package or upgrade it if attribute version is set to latest.


Enable and start docker service. Restart it if systemd config was updated.


Wrap all docker cookbook resources so it is possible to use them with attributes. Read attributes section for more details.


Use cluster-search cookbook to determine which node should create and initialize the swarm.

Use docker_platform_swarm resource of the cookbook to initialize or join a swarm. See [.kitchen.yml](.kitchen.yml) for examples.

Use docker_platform_service resource of the cookbook to create a service on a swarm manager.

The swarm will be initialized on predefined node using the cluster-search cookbook. The node id returned by cluster-search should be equal to the node['docker-platform']['initiator_id'] attribute.

The swarm join token is set in a consul backend after swarm initialization.

You need a consul cluster. This is not in the scope of this cookbook but if you need one, you should consider using Consul Platform.

Use cluster-search cookbook to determine consul cluster addresses. The join token will be requested by nodes before joining the swarm.



For instance:

Initialize a swarm and store token on consul:

"docker_platform": {
  "swarm": {
    "consul": {
      "hosts": "consul-swarm-host"
    "options": {
      "listen_addr": "",
      "action": "create"

Join an existing docker swarm with token stored on consul:

"docker_platform": {
  "swarm": {
    "consul": {
      "hosts": "consul-swarm-host"
    "action": ["join"]

Deploy 5 replicas of redis image on a docker swarm:

"docker_platform": {
  "services": {
    "redis": {
      "action": "create",
      "replicas": 5,
      "image": "redis:latest"


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Copyright (c) 2016-2017 Sam4Mobile

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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Dependent cookbooks

docker >= 0.0.0
cluster-search >= 0.0.0
consul-platform >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.



  • Fix versionning of package


  • Initial version for Centos 7

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