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Setting up Docker Datacenter on VMware Fusion

With the release of Docker Datacenter, it seemed like a good idea to kick the tires on this new system to get a handle on what the experience is like installing, configuring, and managing the new packaged Docker offering. There are a few pre-requisites that you have to get sorted out which include: Base system to run Docker Datacenter About …

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We are Entering a Future of Bipartisan IT

Yes, that is bipartisan, not bimodal. For some reason I have always been torn on the term bimodal IT. Gartner has been using this term heavily in the last 12-18 months, and we can see that it has obviously been resonating. Bimodal IT is defined as follows: (source: screenshot from Google.com search) I fought the term for a long time …

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Clean up Exited Docker Containers With Docker PS, AWK, and Grep

As we start to mess around more with Docker, one of the things that I have to do regularly is to purge out the containers that are exited and unused. I will put the disclaimer here that this is a way to remove ALL exited containers. In other words, any container that is not running in detached mode will be …

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Rancher Part 3:  Adding the DockerHub to our Rancher Registry

So far in the series, we’ve covered installing your Rancher instance on Ubuntu, and attaching Rancher to the Docker host on Ubuntu. Next up we want to be able to stretch our wings a bit and add some other container images. Rather than downloading the images individually and having to then work from a local instance, Rancher allows us to …