I am new to the docker ecosystem and I am trying to figure out a proper deployment infrastructure for a system I am working on.
Imagine a following scenario: a system consists of three microservices - DB, core server, and an app (server + client). For each of these I created a docker image. I also linked them together with docker compose to describe the system as a whole and described links between the microservices. During a release of the microservice I tag the image with a proper tag and push it to a private docker repository. So far so good, it works locally.
Now, imagine I have three different production clients, and each has it’s own one rack linux server. I am not sure how should I approach deployment of the system with docker:
1) I want to be able to specify different versions of microservices for different prodction servers. How should I approach this? Should I have one general docker-compose file or one file with specified versions for each production environment?
Where should I keep docker-compose? In a repository? How it is copied then to a remote host? How to deploy docker-compose.yml file to a remote host?
2) How can I deploy new version of a microservice to a remote host? I am looking for a tool so that if I run
tool deploy firstname.lastname@example.org [server1]
it would run the app image at version 2.33 on server1. Is there a tool for that?
For instance I was using a tool for meteor deployment meteor-up that sends the meteor app docker image to a remote host and runs it there - I am looking for the same thing but for a random docker image/docker compose.
I can’t find what is the best practice now in the docker ecosystem to deploy an image to a simple server without AWS/Beanstalk or any other cloud environment. Should I just ssh into it, copy docker-compose and run
docker-compose up -d ?
Any thoughts appreciated, thank you!