Overlay Network without Swarm mode

Overlay network without swarm mode

The overlay network driver creates a distributed network among multiple Docker daemon hosts. This network sits on top of (overlays) the host-specific networks, allowing containers connected to it (including swarm service containers) to communicate securely. Docker transparently handles routing of each packet to and from the correct Docker daemon host and the correct destination container. see detail https://docs.docker.com/network/overlay/

This way of using overlay networks is not recommended for most Docker users. It can be used with standalone swarms and may be useful to system developers building solutions on top of Docker. It may be deprecated in the future. source: https://docs.docker.com/v17.09/engine/userguide/networking/#an-overlay-network-without-swarm-mode

On pod67-node0 run key-value store consul

sudo docker run -d -p 8500:8500 -h consul --name consul progrium/consul -server -bootstrap

On pod67-node1 and pod67-node2 disable docker service and run docker from CLI

sudo systemctl stop dockersudo systemctl status dockersudo dockerd -H tcp:// -H unix:///var/run/docker.sock --cluster-advertise ens3:2375 --cluster-store consul:// &

On pod67-node1 create overlay network

sudo docker network create -d overlay — subnet= my-overlay

View networks

sudo docker network ls

on pod67-node1 create container alpine1 connect to my-overlay network

sudo docker run -dit --name alpine1 --network my-overlay alpine ash

On pod67-node2 create container alpine2 connect to my-overlay network

sudo docker run -dit --name alpine2 --network my-overlay alpine ash

On pod67-node2, view my-overlay network details

sudo docker network inspect my-overlay

On pod67-node2 enter the alpine2 container and ping to the IP address alpine1 container

sudo docker attach alpine2
ping -c 3
ping -c 3 alpine1



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