Run two services in same Docker container on CoreOS?

I’m kinda new to Docker and CoreOS. I think I’m just a bit unclear on the concept of containers and how they relate to each other.

I’m trying to set up a CoreOS-based server that runs two services: a custom server (call it myserver), and a memcached server (that will be accessed only by myserver).

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  • So I think I got as far as installing a myserver.service file on the CoreOS machine, that can successfully start upi myserver using a line like this:

    ExecStart=/bin/bash -c '/usr/bin/docker start -a my_container || /usr/bin/docker run --name my_container my-image /usr/local/bin/myserver'

    So my question is, in order to start up the memcached server, do I create a new memcached.service file in CoreOS? If so, should it use the same container “my_container” as the custom server? If they don’t use the same container, will myserver be able to reach the memcached server?

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    Brooks, Good news. I have an example ( ) of just that which was written using CoreOS.

    In this case you would have two containers with two systemd units.

    Memcache.service unit:

    Description=My Memcached Server
    ExecStart=/usr/bin/docker run --rm --name %n -t -i memcache

    Worker.service unit:

    Description=My worker container
    ExecStart=/usr/bin/docker run --rm --name %n -t -i --link memcache:memcache my_container

    What this will do is take the first container named memcache and present a number of variables into my_container in the form:
    MEMCAHCE_PORT_11211_TCP_???, e.g.MEMCAHCE_PORT_11211_TCP_HOST & MEMCAHCE_PORT_11211_TCP_PORT which can then be consumed inside your program.

    Take a look at the dump, load, and sample scripts as well as the Dockerfile and in that example.

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