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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.7

Docker Compose (Community)
Docker Compose (Community) Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Docker Compose (Community) is a platform for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. This technology allows users to interact with the services of an application by using a Yamal Ain`t Markup Language (YAMAL) based Compose file. The Compose file allows users to document and configure the service dependencies of an application such as queues, caches, and web service Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). This technology is versioned and packaged separately from Docker, which is a separate entry in the TRM.

This product does not require a database.

On desktop systems like Docker Desktop for Mac and Windows, Docker Compose is included as part of those desktop installs.

On Linux systems, first install the Docker Engine for your OS as described on the Get Docker page, then come back here for instructions on installing Compose on Linux systems.

This TRM entry refers to the community edition of Docker Compose that can be installed without another Docker product. Docker Compose is also part of other Docker Enterprise supported products and when it is bundled and supported with those products it becomes a component of those products and this TRM decision does not directly apply to those Enterprise supported versions. See the TRM entries on other Docker Enterprise products that bundle Docker Compose for more information on their approval.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.9
Decision Date: 09/01/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Daniel Nephin
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (09/01/2020).