Deploy an application package

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This topic applies to Docker Enterprise.

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Application packages

Docker Enterprise Edition 2.1 introduces application packages in Docker. With application packages, you can add metadata and settings to an existing Compose file. This gives operators more context about applications they deploy and manage.

Application packages can present in one of two different formats, Directory or Single-file:

  • Directory: Defined by metadata.yml, a docker-compose.yml, and a settings.yml files inside a my-app.dockerapp folder. This is also called the folder format.
  • Single-file: Defined by metadata.yml, docker-compose.yml, and settings.yml concatenated in that order and separated by ---\n in a single file named named my-app.dockerapp.

Once an application package has been deployed, you manipulate and manage it as you would any stack.

Creating a stack in the UCP web interface

  1. Access the UCP web interface.
  2. From the left menu, select Shared Resources > Stacks.

    Create stacks in UCP

  3. Click Create Stack to open the Create Application window. The 1. Configure Application section will become active.

    Configure stacks in UCP

  4. Enter a name for the stack in the Name field.
  5. Click to indicate the Orchestrator Mode, either Swarm Services or Kubernetes Workloads. Note that if you select Kubernetes Workloads, the Namespace drop-down list will display, from which you must select one of the namespaces offered.

    Specify namespace for a stack in UCP

  6. Click to indicate the Application File Mode, either Compose File or App Package.
  7. Click Next to open the 2. Add Application File section.
  8. Add the application file, according to the Application File Mode selected in section 1.
    • Compose File: Enter or upload the docker-compose.yml file.
    • App Package: Enter or upload the application package in the single-file format.

    Provide docker-compose.yml in UCP

    Provide application package in UCP

  9. Select Create.

Single-file format example

The following file is an example of a single-file application package.

version: 0.1.0
name: hello-world
description: "Hello, World!"
namespace: myHubUsername
  - name: user
    email: ""
version: "3.6"
    image: hashicorp/http-echo
    command: ["-text", "${text}"]
      - ${port}:5678

port: 8080
text: Hello, World!
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