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Composable Docker Management
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Merge pull request #622 from RustJason/master

Added pause and unpause support
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Composable Docker Management

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Shipyard enables multi-host, Docker cluster management. It uses Docker Swarm for cluster resourcing and scheduling.

Quick Start

There is a deploy script provided on the Shipyard website for quick installation.

Note: you must already have a Docker engine available. If you do not have Docker, you can use Docker Machine to get started.

curl -s | bash -s

For full options:

curl -s | bash -s -- -h


Full docs are available at


There are three components to Shipyard:


The Shipyard controller talks to a RethinkDB instance for data storage (user accounts, engine addresses, events, etc). It also serves the API and web interface (see below). The controller uses Citadel to communicate to each host and handle cluster events.


Everything in Shipyard is built around the Shipyard API. It enables actions such as starting, stopping and inspecting containers, adding and removing engines and more. It is a very simple RESTful JSON based API.


The Shipyard UI is a web interface to the Shipyard cluster. It uses the Shipyard API for all interaction. It is an AngularJS app that is served via the Controller.



To get a development environment you will need:

  • Go 1.4+
  • Node.js: (npm for bower to build the Angular frontend)

Run the following:

  • install Godep: go get
  • run npm install -g bower to install bower
  • run make build to build the binary
  • run make media to build the media
  • run ./controller -h for options


Shipyard is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See LICENSE for full license text.

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