Showing posts with label Docker Interview Questions and Answers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Docker Interview Questions and Answers. Show all posts

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Docker Interview Questions and Answers - Part II

How do you create docker image?

Docker image are created using Docker file. Docker build is command to create docker image out of docker file

So you have the docker image, what is the next step?

With docker image, we can spawn as many containers as needed. All containers can be same instance or it can also be different instance, what I mean that if we are using the same command for creating multiple containers, all container will behave as same. However, if you choose different command to create container out of same image, it will provide different functionality altogether.

How to create docker container?

We can create docker container by running this command
docker run -t -i <image name> <command name>
This will create and start the container

How to know the container status?

Just fire docker ps -a to list out all running container with stauts (running or stopped) on a host

How to stop and restart the container?

To stop container, we can use docker stop <container id>
To start a stopped container, docker start <container id> is the command
To restart a running container, docker restart <container id>

This article was originally published by me at Docker Interview Questions and reproduced here for larger audience. 

That's all for Part II series of Docker Interview Questions. I will keep posting more question in next series with more depth analysis. 

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Docker Interview Questions and Answers - Part I

Originally written by me in another blog at Docker Interview Questions and Answers and reproduced here for larger audience.

What is Docker

Docker is a platform to run each application isolated and securely. Internally it achieves it by using kernel containerization feature.

What is the advantage of Docker over hypervisors?

Docker is light weight and more efficient in terms of resource uses because it uses the host underlying kernel rather than creating its own hypervisor. 

What is Docker Image?

Docker Image is the source of the docker container. In other words, docker images are used to create containers. It is possible create multiple isolated containers from a single image.

What is Docker Container?

Docker Container is the instantiation of docker image. In other words, it is the run time instance of images. Images are set of files whereas containers is the one who run the image inside isolated.

Difference between Docker Image and container?

Docker container is the runtime instance of docker image.
Docker Image doesnot have a state and its state never changes as it is just set of files whereas docker container has its execution state.

Update: The second series of Docker Interview Questions is out.  Here is the link: Docker Interview Questions - Part II.

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