AnsweredAssumed Answered

multi-system deployment design using Docker

Question asked by sdetweil2 on May 20, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 19, 2017 by sdetweil2

we (I) are trying to build a docker deployable solution for Devtest V8.


this would let us create (provision) a VSE on the fly as part of automated testing, use it, and then put it away (deprovision).

the design here is one VSE for each service (mar file).. so that we don't get VSE interference between teams (or running the same service at different levels), and don't have to figure out how many services will fit in a VSE, etc..

spin one up, add the service , use it, shut it down.  easy, can also do as part of the VSE startup, using the VSE autodeploy capability


I have this all working if all the parts are running on the same host.   but thats not real life.. I need to separate dashboard/registry and VSE's  like this

the orange boxes are host machines.  the block outlines are docker containers.


the center box ( works.. (all on the same host)

if I do NOT use a docker container, and start a registry on (right most) using hte same tar bundle, and point to the dashboard on, all is good.

however, if I start a registry docker container on and do the same configuration,


network design-no tunneling.png


I get a startup error

The database has not been initialized correctly There is at least one missing table.


someplace after com.itko.lisa.coordinator.TestRegistryImpl.doEnterpriseDashboardaHandshake(TestRegistryImpl:2586)


the Dashboard is running in a container on on, and has the container port 2003 exposed as 49251

the registry is running on and has 2010 exposed as 38324


the container internal addresses are in the 172.17.0.x range.   but are not addressable over the intranet.

so the code is running on a (docker) host with, but is trying to use a foreign address ( as its network config -n tcp://

the Devtest product code  was installed on, then the install location was tar'd up, and it used to deploy into each container before starting the appropriate pgm for the role (db, reg, vse)

QuestionL: is there some setup process I can do to fix the database image (using derby for this test) to resolve this problem?

I am using the regis server/client  to record addresses/ports of components so that the scripts can locate the Devtest components by name (even tho their name doesn't match DNS name).

I'm hoping that a tunneling design will not be required due to the return communication requirements.. a tunneling design might look like this

where s are the tunneling systems

network design.png