I’m using tutum.co now
Visit it now if you don’t know about this yet: tutum.co
The whole Docker thing caught my eye very fast. I started messing around with dockerfiles, building my custom images, running some containers, just for fun.
After some time I heard DigitalOcean was making the CoreOS image available for their droplets.
I also started messing around with CoreOS. It is very simple to set up, given the good tutorial available on DigitalOcean.
But it wasn’t something I could migrate to in minutes. I needed more time to make the service stable.
Tutum comes up with a new service
Last week I received an email from Tutum announcing their new service available at http://dashboard.tutum.co. Their objective was to stop doing actual hosting and concentrate on the management of docker containers.
They also announced their native support with DigitalOcean. I was looking forward to try it out.
node clusters and service clusters
The idea of Tutum is to serve as a managing application for deployment of entire container clusters. They also give you a private docker repository for free, which is nice.
After connecting my Tutum account with the DigitalOcean one, I deployed my first node cluster.
The next step was to deploy a service.
I looked a long time at some already built jekyll dockerfiles, but none of them seemed to match my expectations.
For some days or weeks I was idling. So I decided to just use my own dockerfile for my blog. As starting image I tried using base/archlinux.
The nginx.conf shouldn’t be such a hassle for you.
build it! push it! deploy it!
After building the image, trying it out and pushing it to the private repository of tutum.co, I could finally deploy my first service.
To try some stuff out, I even deployed it loadbalanced. And it is really easy to accomplish.
- deploy custom docker image, exposing dynamic ports on the node (leaving everything as it is)
- launch new service
- chose tutum/haproxy as image
- expose port 80 on the node
- full access API Role & Link to custom service
Also, this tutorial helped a lot.
I’m still on boring VPS for now
Probably you aren’t reading this content from a deployed container right now. I haven’t switched yet.
I’m still trying everything out and also waiting for Tutum to make some more steps. At the moment, the Tutum-deployed service is available at http://dev.eyenx.ch.