Learn Docker for Essential Linux Virtualization
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Learn Docker for Essential Linux Virtualization

Learn to use Docker from the ground up to keep your sites and apps running longer, more securely, and more efficiently!
4.2 (111 ratings)
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Created by Yatit Thakker
Last updated 7/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Recognize the difference between VMs and containers
  • Know the benefits of containerization
  • Gain a stronger understanding of Docker commands
  • Run an HTTP in a Docker container that can be accessed on the World Wide Web
  • Recognize some of the best practices when using Docker in production
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  • A basic knowledge of the command line in Linux is highly recommended, although not necessary
  • It is recommended to already have a server setup with root access or be comfortable with Amazon EC2, a Linode with root access, or Google cloud with root access
  • It is even better if you have an app ready for production and you want to publish it. This way, you will gain the most value from the course and can ask questions in the discussion about potential hangups during the hosting process.

Course Description

Remember that time when you had to reinstall Linux?

What about when you crashed your own servers and had to spend more time fixing it?

Or when you had so many VMs running that your apps started running really sloooooowly?

It happens to the best of us.

Docker to the Rescue! Build Fast, Contained Applications on Linux

Docker came to the rescue to fix these problems, and it's been all the rage recently! Amazon supports it on Amazon Web Services, Google is running their search engine inside a Docker container, and even VMWare, who would seem to be a competitor, chose to work with the Docker team to make containerization work with their Virtual Machines.

Through this course, you will learn to use Docker from the point of view of a beginner, even if you are not familiar with virtualization and its benefits. By the end of this course, you will feel comfortable deploying user-facing applications hosted within containers, knowing that they will run more quickly, reliably, and scalably. Most importantly, you will have all the tools you need to confidently expand your own knowledge, and maybe even create your own cloud infrastructure!

Topics this course will cover:

  • Virtualization
  • Differences between traditional VMs and Docker containers
  • When and how to use the Dockerfile
  • Running containers forever
  • When to use aliases (all the time)
  • Getting ready for production
  • Container management tools
  • Deployment Strategies

The goal of this course is to provide you with the knowledge to use an effective tool to save time for your users. Consider that even shaving off one second on a website or app with a million page views per month saves a total of (1 000 000 seconds) / (3600 seconds per hour) = 278 hours per month, or a collective 11 days per month! So, you are wasting your users' time by not being able to deliver fast, reliable applications and websites. So, enroll in this course to learn how to accomplish this in a scalable, sustainable way! If you are not satisfied with the knowledge you gain from this course, you can request a full refund within the first 30 days. This is my personal guarantee to you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Developers interested in deploying their applications in a scalable way
  • System administrator wanting to improve the efficiency of their servers
  • Navigating Linux folders using the command line is preferred, although not necessary
  • Having a public-facing server or VM with command line access is required. If you don't have one, you can set one up on Amazon EC2 or Google Cloud
  • This course is not for students with a weak programming background that have yet to develop an app or website
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Conceptual Overview and Getting Started
5 Lectures 21:48
Setup Tools and SSH Containers
6 Lectures 26:56

Creating an ssh service using a Dockerfile

Creating an ssh service by committing a container

Creating an ssh container from the Docker Index

Mapping specific ports to containers

Using aliases effectively to shorten Docker commands

A quiz that acts as a review for section 2

Setup Tools Quiz
4 questions
Best Practices for Production
9 Lectures 58:08
Setting up a Secure FTP connection

Making containers run forever

Why and how to disable root login

Setting up the server's SSH config file

Running a production app (part 1) - HTTP server

Running a production app (part 2) - Database

Running a production app (part 3) - Linking the server and database containers

Running a production app (part 4) - Mean.js example application


This quiz is for testing how ready you are to deploy a container in production

Production readiness quiz
6 questions
Power User Features
4 Lectures 19:10

After this lecture, you should understand the benefits of docker-compose and how to install it on your machine.

Docker-compose (formerly Fig) overview and installation

After this lecture, you will have an idea of how a docker-compose.yml file is structured and how to use docker-compose to get up and running with an app or project requiring multiple containers.

Using docker-compose to get up and running with mean.js

This lecture will give you an idea of things to take into consideration before deploying your docker application in production.

Deployment Strategies - Taking advantage of nameservers and nginx

Using Rancher to manage multiple docker containers and hosts

This is a quiz on Section 4, features that Docker's power users would use

Power User Tools Quiz
5 questions
About the Instructor
Yatit Thakker
4.2 Average rating
110 Reviews
1,771 Students
1 Course
JS Aficionado, Full Stack Developer, Co-Founder at Omninox

Hi there! My name is Yatit Thakker. I am a Co-Founder at Omninox, a company that makes and publishes interactive books. I am also a self-taught developer with a background and a strong interest in making websites mobile-friendly, especially now that more and more people are accessing the internet on their mobile devices, which don't have very fast connection speeds. I have been doing JavaScript web development for almost three years, including server-side development. I have also been a highly rated (26 positive 0 negative votes) tutor on InstaEdu, so I know how to deliver information in a clear, concise, understandable way. I am excited to be able to share this knowledge to more learners with the help of Udemy.