Initiating a docker swarm and getting the current docker swarm token

Creating a docker swarm cluster:

The docker swarm can be created by using the following command:

The syntax is defined as follows:

docker swarm init --advertise-addr [available interface IP adress]

The –advertise-addr is used to explicitly define the docker swarm advertise ip. If you have a single interface this option will not be needed but will be real handy if you have more than 1 active public accessible interfaces.
Let us initialize our docker swarm environment.

[vamshi@docker-swarm ~]$ docker swarm init --advertise-addr
Swarm initialized: current node (nodeidofmastercdq7nmmq3kcmb5l85k2e) is now a manager.

To add a worker to this swarm, run the following command:

    docker swarm join \
    --token SWMTKN-1-verylongstringofcharactercontainingthedockerswarmjoinstring-70bouyqwhfgdcgtw6o0fw6wup \

To add a manager to this swarm, run 'docker swarm join-token manager' and follow the instructions.

The docker swarm creation can be viewed from the docker info command as follows:

[vamshi@docker-swarm ~]$ docker info | grep -C 2 Swarm
 Volume: local
 Network: bridge host macvlan null overlay
Swarm: active
 NodeID: nodeidofmastercdq7nmmq3kcmb5l85k2e
 Is Manager: true

The docker swarm explicitly uses the overlay and macvlan to enable the interhost network connectivity between the container over a swarm network

How to get the docker swarm join token:

This command can come in very handy when you forgot your docker swarm token and you need to join a new docker node to this docker swarm cluster.

[vamshi@docker-swarm ~]$ docker swarm join-token manager -q

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