NoteThis feature is currently experimental and subject to change.
Deploying applications to a local Docker daemon
For simple container-based applications that don’t rely on Kubernetes resource types, Skaffold can “deploy” these applications by running application containers directly in your local Docker daemon. This enables application developers who are not yet ready to make the jump to Kubernetes to take advantage of the streamlined development experience Skaffold provides.
Additionally, deploying to Docker bypasses the overhead of pushing images to a remote registry, and provides a faster time to running application than traditional Kubernetes deployments.
To deploy to your local Docker daemon, specify the
docker deploy type
deploy section of your
docker deploy type offers the following options:
||tells skaffold whether or not to deploy using
||Required container images to run in Docker.||
deploy section instructs Skaffold to deploy
the application image
my-image to the local Docker daemon:
build: artifacts: - image: my-image deploy: docker: images: [my-image]
NoteImages listed to be deployed with the
dockerdeployer must also have a corresponding build artifact built by Skaffold.