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Setup Mesos with One Command Using Docker Compose

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Setup Mesos with One Command Using Docker Compose

Learn more about Docker Compose, how it's different from Fig, and how to use one YAML file to start Mesos.

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If you have not tried Docker, you should. The sheer power it puts in your hands and the simplicity of the user experience will just wow you. In this post, I will show you how to start a one node Mesos setup with Docker compose.

Docker announced compose on February 26th. Compose allows you to describe a multi-container setup and manage it with one binary docker-compose. The containers and volumes combinations managed by Compose are defined in a YAML file, super easy to read and super easy to write. The UX is very similar to the Docker CLI.

When compose was released, I tried it and was a bit underwhelmed, as it is basically a relooking of Fig. This is not unexpected as Docker Inc, acquired Orchard the makers of Fig. But I was expecting more added functionality and even a tighter integration with the Docker client (something a devbranch actually prototyped), even a common release instead of a separate binary. I am sure this will come.

As I am writing the docker cookbook, I have deployed Wordpress 20 different ways, and it's getting a bit boring !  I was looking for more information on Mesos and its support for Docker, I re-read a terrific blog post that showed how to start a Mesos setup (zookeeper, master, slave, marathon framework) in 7 commands. Can't beat that.

When I re-read this post, I automatically thought this was an exciting use case for docker-compose. One YAML file to start Mesos/Zookeeper/Marathon and experiment with it. Of course I am not talking about a production multi-node setup. I am just looking at it for an easy Mesos experiment.

I will spare you the details of installing compose (just a curl away). The dockers docs are great.

So here is the YAML file describing our Mesos setup:

zookeeper:
  image: garland/zookeeper
  ports:
   - "2181:2181"
   - "2888:2888"
   - "3888:3888"
mesosmaster:
  image: garland/mesosphere-docker-mesos-master
  ports:
   - "5050:5050"
  links:
   - zookeeper:zk
  environment:
   - MESOS_ZK=zk://zk:2181/mesos
   - MESOS_LOG_DIR=/var/log/mesos
   - MESOS_QUORUM=1
   - MESOS_REGISTRY=in_memory
   - MESOS_WORK_DIR=/var/lib/mesos
marathon:
  image: garland/mesosphere-docker-marathon
  links:
   - zookeeper:zk
   - mesosmaster:master
  command: --master zk://zk:2181/mesos --zk zk://zk:2181/marathon
  ports:
   - "8080:8080"
mesosslave:
  image: garland/mesosphere-docker-mesos-master:latest
  ports:
   - "5051:5051"
  links:
   - zookeeper:zk
   - mesosmaster:master
  entrypoint: mesos-slave
  environment:
   - MESOS_HOSTNAME=192.168.33.10
   - MESOS_MASTER=zk://zk:2181/mesos
   - MESOS_LOG_DIR=/var/log/mesos
   - MESOS_LOGGING_LEVEL=INFO

Launch this with:

$ ./docker-compose up -d
Recreating vagrant_zookeeper_1...
Recreating vagrant_mesosmaster_1...
Recreating vagrant_marathon_1...
Recreating vagrant_mesosslave_1...

And open your browser at http://IP_HOST:5050 then follow the rest of the blog to start a task in marathon.

Bottom line, I went from '7 commands to Mesos' to '1 command to Mesos' thanks to Docker-compose and a fairly simple YAML file. Got to love it. When compose can do this across Docker hosts in a Docker Swarm started by Machine. Then the real fun will begin !

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docker ,containers ,mesos ,cloud

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