docker stack

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Manage Docker stacks

API 1.25+  The client and daemon API must both be at least 1.25 to use this command. Use the docker version command on the client to check your client and daemon API versions.

Swarm This command works with the Swarm orchestrator.

Kubernetes This command works with the Kubernetes orchestrator.


docker stack COMMAND


Name, shorthand Default Description
--kubeconfig experimental (CLI)Kubernetes
Kubernetes config file
--namespace experimental (CLI)Kubernetes
Kubernetes namespace to use

Child commands

Command Description
docker stack deploy Deploy a new stack or update an existing stack
docker stack ls List stacks
docker stack ps List the tasks in the stack
docker stack rm Remove one or more stacks
docker stack services List the services in the stack

Parent command

Command Description
docker The base command for the Docker CLI.

Extended description

Manage stacks.