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Adding Metadata and Labels

Hands-On Lab


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For the last six months, the Acme Anvil Corporation has been migrating some of their bare-metal infrastructure to Docker containers. After the initial implementation, you mention to the team that labels can be used for storing metadata about images and containers. This is useful for keeping track of image and container attributes like the build date and application version. Your team thinks this is a great idea, and you’ve been tasked with creating a quick demo to show how useful labels can be. You created a small weather app a few months ago while learning Node.js, and it’s perfect for a quick demo. On your Docker workstation, you will create a Dockerfile that contains four labels: the maintainer, build date, application name, and application version. You will then build the image and push it to Docker Hub. On your Docker server, you will create a new container using the weather-app image. Once the container is running, you will update the branch of your application, rebuild the image, and push the changes to Docker Hub. On the Docker server, Watchtower will update the running container with the new version of the image.

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Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.