docker-network-connect - connect a container to a network
docker network connect
Connects a container to a network. You can connect a container by name
or by ID. Once connected, the container can communicate with other containers in
the same network.
$ docker network connect multi-host-network container1
You can also use the docker run --net=<network-name> option to start a container and immediately connect it to a network.
$ docker run -itd --net=multi-host-network --ip 172.20.88.22 --ip6 2001:db8::8822 busybox
You can pause, restart, and stop containers that are connected to a network.
Paused containers remain connected and can be revealed by a network inspect.
When the container is stopped, it does not appear on the network until you restart
If specified, the container's IP address(es) is reapplied when a stopped
container is restarted. If the IP address is no longer available, the container
fails to start. One way to guarantee that the IP address is available is
to specify an --ip-range when creating the network, and choose the static IP
address(es) from outside that range. This ensures that the IP address is not
given to another container while this container is not on the network.
$ docker network create --subnet 172.20.0.0/16 --ip-range 172.20.240.0/20 multi-host-network
$ docker network connect --ip 172.20.128.2 multi-host-network container2
To verify the container is connected, use the docker network inspect command. Use docker network disconnect to remove a container from the network.
Once connected in network, containers can communicate using only another
container's IP address or name. For overlay networks or custom plugins that
support multi-host connectivity, containers connected to the same multi-host
network but launched from different Engines can also communicate in this way.
You can connect a container to one or more networks. The networks need not be the same type. For example, you can connect a single container bridge and overlay networks.
Specify network name
Specify container name
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OCT 2015, created by Mary Anthony [la]email@example.com[ra]