Getting ready to start
There are five steps to start using our orchestrator. It should only take a few hours to get set up, but before you start, make sure that you've got everything you need:
- A working game server executable that runs on Linux.
- An automated build pipeline, like Jenkins or CircleCI.
- A machine with Docker installed (Linux or Windows build).
- Team or Large Docker Hub account. (hub.docker.com/pricing)
Our orchestrator uses containers to split the load evenly across the world. Docker is an open-source platform that lets you build, deploy, run, update and manage these containers.
There are a few best practices you should follow if you want to get the most out of our platform.
Versions are essential. We use these to determine which image to pull, based on what’s already available on a machine.
While there are several different ways you can approach tags, we recommend using unique tagging. Every image that you use should have a completely different tag. And you should never reuse tags.
We recommend you go through the best practices for writing Dockerfiles to optimize your container and build efficient images.