Docker Swarm Visualizer vs Portainer vs Rancher

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Pros of Docker Swarm Visualizer
Pros of Portainer
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    Reverse proxy support
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    Easy to deploy
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    Great UI
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    Easy to setup, gives a practical interface for Docker
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    Fully featured
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    Because it just works, super simple yet powerful
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    A must for Docker DevOps
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    Free and opensource
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    It's simple, fast and the support is great
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    Template Support
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    Easy to use
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    Open source and totally free
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    Multi-host docker-compose support
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    Load balancing and health check included
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    Rolling upgrades, green/blue upgrades feature
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    Dns and service discovery out-of-the-box
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    Only requires docker
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    Multitenant and permission management
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    Easy to use and feature rich
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    Cross cloud compatible
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    Does everything needed for a docker infrastructure
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    Simple and powerful
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    Next-gen platform
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    Very Docker-friendly
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    Support Kubernetes and Swarm
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    Application catalogs with stack templates (wizards)
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    Supports Apache Mesos, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes
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    Rolling and blue/green upgrades deployments
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    High Availability service: keeps your app up 24/7
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    Easy to use service catalog
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    Very intuitive UI
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    IaaS-vendor independent, supports hybrid/multi-cloud
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    Awesome support
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    Requires less infrastructure requirements

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Cons of Docker Swarm Visualizer
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        Hosting Rancher can be complicated

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      What is Docker Swarm Visualizer?

      Each node in the swarm will show all tasks running on it. When a service goes down it'll be removed. When a node goes down it won't, instead the circle at the top will turn red to indicate it went down. Tasks will be removed.

      What is Portainer?

      It is a universal container management tool. It works with Kubernetes, Docker, Docker Swarm and Azure ACI. It allows you to manage containers without needing to know platform-specific code.

      What is Rancher?

      Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.

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      What are some alternatives to Docker Swarm Visualizer, Portainer, and Rancher?
      Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
      Docker Compose
      With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
      Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.
      Docker Swarm
      Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
      Spring Cloud
      It provides tools for developers to quickly build some of the common patterns in distributed systems.
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