Deploy a service to the swarm

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After you create a swarm, you can deploy a service to the swarm. For this tutorial, you also added worker nodes, but that is not a requirement to deploy a service.

  1. Open a terminal and ssh into the machine where you run your manager node. For example, the tutorial uses a machine named manager1.

  2. Run the following command:

    $ docker service create --replicas 1 --name helloworld alpine ping
    • The docker service create command creates the service.
    • The --name flag names the service helloworld.
    • The --replicas flag specifies the desired state of 1 running instance.
    • The arguments alpine ping define the service as an Alpine Linux container that executes the command ping
  3. Run docker service ls to see the list of running services:

    $ docker service ls
    ID            NAME        SCALE  IMAGE   COMMAND
    9uk4639qpg7n  helloworld  1/1    alpine  ping

What’s next?

Now you’ve deployed a service to the swarm, you’re ready to inspect the service.

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