Using Swarm Mode with Docker Cloud

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Docker Cloud now allows you to connect to clusters of Docker Engines running in v1.13 swarm mode.

Swarm Mode

The current release of Docker Cloud automatically opts in new users to Beta Swarm Mode.

Note: All Swarm management features in Docker Cloud are free while in Beta.

New to Docker Cloud?

If you just signed up as a new Docker Cloud user, Swarm Mode is baked into the standard web interface. Once you sign in, you are ready to get started managing and deploying your apps in Docker Cloud!

Already a Docker Cloud user?

If you are already a Docker Cloud user, you will still have access to legacy features for managing node clusters. You also have the option to switch to the Beta Swarm Mode interface. Swarm management replaces node cluster management features when Swarm Mode is enabled.

Enable Swarm Mode in Docker Cloud

Click the Swarm Mode toggle to enable the Swarm Mode interface.

the Swarm Mode toggle

You can switch between node cluster and Swarm Mode at any time, and enabling Swarm Mode does not remove or disconnect existing node clusters. The content, stacks, and node clusters you already created will be available to you and collaborators.

Swarm Mode and organizations

If you use Docker Cloud in an organization, you can use Swarm Mode to access any Docker swarms available to your organization. Members of the owners team grant each team in an organization access to the swarms they need. If necessary, you can create new teams to manage beta swarm access.

If you use Swarm Mode as a member of a team other than the owners team, you will only see the swarms that you have been granted access to.

Members of the owners team must switch to the Swarm Mode Docker Cloud interface to grant teams access to an organization’s swarms. Swarms only appear in the resource management screens for teams when in the Swarm Mode interface.

Where to go next

Learn how to register an existing swarm.

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