/ docker

Sample node.js application querying Docker daemon via unix socket

Here is a sample node application dockerclient.js which connects to the Docker daemon via unix socket. This checks services and shows how many replicas/tasks are running for each service.

const http = require('http');

const options = {
  socketPath: '/var/run/docker.sock',
  path: '/services'

const callback = resp => {
  console.log(`STATUS: ${resp.statusCode}`);

	var body = '';

    resp.on('data', (chunk) => {
	  body += chunk;
    }).on('end', () => {
        var respArr = JSON.parse(body + '');

        respArr.forEach((value) => {
            console.log(value.Spec.Name + ' replicas=' + value.Spec.Mode.Replicated.Replicas);


    }).on('error', data => console.error(data));


const clientRequest = http.get(options, callback);

This is just starter code which can get you up to speed. Share some more advanced usage and feel free to share in the comments section below.


Melvin Vivas

Melvin Vivas

Father of 2 wonderful kids, loves programming, wannabee gopher, currently working at an international bank. Bloggin' about Golang, Docker, and Kubernetes.

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