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Short Description
HAProxy with auto-updating config based on DNS resolution (Docker Swarm, Kontena, etc).
Full Description

HAProxy Service Load Balancer

This container updates an HAProxy config template periodically using the results of DNS resolution
to trigger the update and apply the template and reload HAProxy.

Usage

You can either run this container directly by mounting a template file at /etc/haproxy.cfg.tpl
or by copying and baking the template file in using a new Dockerfile. Either way it requires
an environment variable SERVICE_HOSTNAME which is the DNS name to resolve when updating the template.
Multiple DNS hostnames may be specified separated by commas.

Logging

Rsyslog is installed in order to provide syslog messages from haproxy on stdout. It can be disabled by
setting the RSYSLOG environment variable to n. In order to use it your HAProxy config should look like
something like this:

global
  log 127.0.0.1 local0 notice

defaults
  log global

Examples

Run directly:

$ docker run \
  -e SERVICE_HOSTNAME=tasks.galera \
  -e UPDATE_FREQUENCY=10 \
  -v /foo/galera-haproxy.cfg.tpl:/etc/haproxy.cfg.tpl \
  haproxy-service

Or as a new image:

FROM luckyg/haproxy-service
COPY galera-haproxy.cfg.tpl /etc/haproxy.cfg.tpl
ENV SERVICE_HOSTNAME tasks.galera
ENV UPDATE_FREQUENCY 10

Template Format

Any block of text between the markers {{HOSTS}} and {{/HOSTS}} (must be on separate lines) will be rendered
in-place for each IP resolved by the SERVICE_HOSTNAME. The variables $ip and $num (the last octet of the $ip)
will be replaced accordingly. The IP addresses will always be sorted in the same order.
There may be multiple {{HOSTS}} ... {{/HOSTS}} blocks in the same template file.

Example:

default-server inter 1s
{{HOSTS}}
server node${num} ${ip}:3306 check
{{/HOSTS}}

If the SERVICE_HOSTNAME resolves to 10.0.0.12 and 10.0.0.20 it would render:

default-server inter 1s
server node12 10.0.0.12:3306 check
server node20 10.0.0.20:3306 check

Init Scripts

If you need to run some basic scripts on init before the first template render mount or add a file at
/docker-entrypoint-init.sh which will be sourced by docker-entrypoint.sh once on startup.

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