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  • Copyright 2015
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-409613-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-409613-1

2.5+ Hours of Video Instruction


Docker Containers LiveLessons takes you through your first experiences understanding, running, building and managing Docker containers. These hands-on lessons help you explore Docker containers, registries and run-time environments.


With cloud computing, applications need to move around efficiently and run almost anywhere. In this video, learn how you can create containerized applications with Docker that are light-weight and portable. First, Chris shows you how to begin using Docker on Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or Fedora systems (with options of Windows or Mac OS X). Then he shows how to pull and push Docker container images from and to Docker registries. The next few lessons get you started running and investigating how containers work. After that, you will learn how to build your own Docker images. The video then touches on orchestration tools such as Kubernetes and GearD for deploying containers. And finally, it provides some tips for developing your own Docker containers.

About the Instructor

Christopher Negus is a certified RHCE instructor and principal technical writer for Red Hat, Inc. He is a Red Hat Certified Instructor (RHCI) and Red Hat Certified Examiner, (RHCX) and has certifications that include Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHCVA), Red Hat Clustering and Storage management and Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management.

Christopher has authored dozens of books on Linux and open source software, including the Linux Bible, Red Hat Linux Bible, Linux Toolbox series, Linux Toys, and Live Linux CDs. At Red Hat, Chris is currently working on development projects that include technologies such as OpenStack, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, and Linux containers in Docker format. Earlier in his career, Chris worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories on the UNIX System V development team.

Skill Level

  • Beginner - Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • What Docker is and what it is used for
  • How to install and start up Docker in Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and Project Atomic
  • How to pull and push Docker images to and from Docker registries
  • How to run, stop and restart Docker containers
  • How to look inside Docker container to understand how they work
  • How to tag, save and load Docker images
  • How to monitor and clean up your Docker environments
  • How to build images that include the software you want
  • How to deal with networking, logging, storage and software repos with Docker containers
  • How to orchestrate multiple containers with Kubernetes and GearD
  • Tips for developing Docker containers

Who Should Take This Course

This course is for people who want to:

  • Understand how Docker containers can simplify application deployment
  • Get started using Docker containers
  • Learn the basics of running, stopping, and restarting Docker containers
  • Build their own Docker containers
  • Find out basics on using networking, storage, and software repositories with Docker
  • Get some tips on developing Docker containers

Course Requirements

  • A basic understanding of running commands in Linux
  • Familiarity with Linux concepts like networking, software repos and storage
  • Familiarity with concepts related to deploying applications

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Welcome to Docker Containers

In Lesson 1, "Welcome to Docker Containers," you learn the benefits of running applications in Docker containers. You also learn where Docker came from, the components that make up Docker, and other initiatives that have grown up around the Docker project.

Lesson 2: Getting Docker Software

In Lesson 2, "Getting Docker Software," you learn how to get Docker software and start it on the operating system that you choose. It includes procedures for installing Docker on Fedora, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux distributions, as well as the light-weight Project Atomic operating system.

Lesson 3: Using Docker Registries

In Lesson 3, "Using Docker Registries," you start using Docker Registries. Docker registries are places where container images are stored. There is a public Docker registry available (referred to as the Docker Index or Hub), but you can also set up private registries to store your own containers.

Lesson 4: Starting Up Containers

In Lesson 4, "Starting Up Containers," you start running containers on your build system. Once a container is running, you can explore your container in different ways, then start and stop the containers as needed.

Lesson 5: Making Docker Images from Containers

In Lesson 5, "Making Docker Images from Containers," you take containers you have made by running commands on your local system and save them as images you can transport. Once you have transported your new docker image to another system running docker, you can load the image and run it on that system. Or you could push your new image to the Docker Hub or to a private registry.

Lesson 6: Keeping Your Docker Build System Healthy

In Lesson 6, "Keeping Your Docker Build System Healthy," you learn ways to query the state of your docker system and ways to keep it healthy, such as removing containers and images left on your system that you no longer need.

Lesson 7: Building Docker Images

In Lesson 7, "Building Docker Images," you learn how to build a Docker container image that includes everything needed to run an application.

Lesson 8: Tips for Building Containers

In Lesson 8, "Tips for Building Containers," you learn some simple rules to get better results from the containers you run, build and manage. In particular, working with software repositories, networking, and storage are given extra attention in this lesson.

Lesson 9: Orchestrating Docker Containers

In Lesson 9, "Orchestrating Docker Containers," you are introduced to the concept of container orchestration–how to join containers together in a pod, create systemd initialization files for containers, and manage local and remote containers.

Lesson 10: Developing Containerized Applications

Lesson 10, "Developing Containerized Applications," describes applications you should keep an eye on that are currently in development for deploying containerized applications.

About LiveLessons Video Training

The LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at: http://www.informit.com/livelessons


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