Browser services' container in Docker Swarm mode

by pier92   Last Updated April 26, 2017 08:00 AM

I've created 3 vm using docker-machine:

docker-machine create -d virtualbox manager1
docker-machine create -d virtualbox worker1
docker-machine create -d virtualbox worker2

these are theirs ip:

docker-machine ls
NAME      ACTIVE   DRIVER       STATE     URL                         SWARM   DOCKER    ERRORS
manager   -        virtualbox   Running tcp://                                   v1.12.6
worker1   -        virtualbox   Running   tcp://           v1.13.0-rc5  
worker2   -        virtualbox   Running   tcp://           v1.13.0-rc5   

Then docker-machine ssh manager1


docker swarm init --advertise-addr

then worker1 and worker2 join to the swarm.

Now i've created a overlay network as:

docker network create -d overlay skynet

and deployed a service in global mode (1 task for node):

docker service create --name http --network skynet --mode global -p 8200:80 katacoda/docker-http-server

And there is effectively 1 container (task) for node.

Now, i'd like accessind directly to my virtual host.. or, at least, i'd like browsing directly my service's container, because of i'd like developing a load balancer of my service with nginx. For doing that, in my nginx conf file, i'd like to point to a specific service'container (i.e. now i have 3 node (1 manager and 2 workers) in global mode, so i have 3 tasks running-->i'd like to choose one of these 3 containers). How can i do that?

[edit]: i can point to my swarm nodes simply browsing to :, i.e:

but there is still internal load balancing. I was thinking that, if i point to a specific swarm node, i'll use container inside that specific node. But nothing, for now.

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