Run ephemeral Docker Swarm services.

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Execute a command as an ephemeral docker swarm service.

class airflow.providers.docker.operators.docker_swarm.DockerSwarmOperator(*, image, enable_logging=True, configs=None, secrets=None, mode=None, networks=None, placement=None, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: airflow.providers.docker.operators.docker.DockerOperator

Execute a command as an ephemeral docker swarm service.

Example use-case - Using Docker Swarm orchestration to make one-time scripts highly available.

A temporary directory is created on the host and mounted into a container to allow storing files that together exceed the default disk size of 10GB in a container. The path to the mounted directory can be accessed via the environment variable AIRFLOW_TMP_DIR.

If a login to a private registry is required prior to pulling the image, a Docker connection needs to be configured in Airflow and the connection ID be provided with the parameter docker_conn_id.

  • image (str) – Docker image from which to create the container. If image tag is omitted, “latest” will be used.

  • api_version – Remote API version. Set to auto to automatically detect the server’s version.

  • auto_remove – Auto-removal of the container on daemon side when the container’s process exits. The default is False.

  • command – Command to be run in the container. (templated)

  • docker_url – URL of the host running the docker daemon. Default is the value of the DOCKER_HOST environment variable or unix://var/run/docker.sock if it is unset.

  • environment – Environment variables to set in the container. (templated)

  • force_pull – Pull the docker image on every run. Default is False.

  • mem_limit – Maximum amount of memory the container can use. Either a float value, which represents the limit in bytes, or a string like 128m or 1g.

  • tls_ca_cert – Path to a PEM-encoded certificate authority to secure the docker connection.

  • tls_client_cert – Path to the PEM-encoded certificate used to authenticate docker client.

  • tls_client_key – Path to the PEM-encoded key used to authenticate docker client.

  • tls_hostname – Hostname to match against the docker server certificate or False to disable the check.

  • tls_ssl_version – Version of SSL to use when communicating with docker daemon.

  • tmp_dir – Mount point inside the container to a temporary directory created on the host by the operator. The path is also made available via the environment variable AIRFLOW_TMP_DIR inside the container.

  • user – Default user inside the docker container.

  • docker_conn_id – The Docker connection id

  • tty – Allocate pseudo-TTY to the container of this service This needs to be set see logs of the Docker container / service.

  • enable_logging (bool) – Show the application’s logs in operator’s logs. Supported only if the Docker engine is using json-file or journald logging drivers. The tty parameter should be set to use this with Python applications.

  • configs (list[docker.types.ConfigReference] | None) – List of docker configs to be exposed to the containers of the swarm service. The configs are ConfigReference objects as per the docker api []_

  • secrets (list[docker.types.SecretReference] | None) – List of docker secrets to be exposed to the containers of the swarm service. The secrets are SecretReference objects as per the docker create_service api. []_

  • mode (docker.types.ServiceMode | None) – Indicate whether a service should be deployed as a replicated or global service, and associated parameters

  • networks (list[str | docker.types.NetworkAttachmentConfig] | None) – List of network names or IDs or NetworkAttachmentConfig to attach the service to.

  • placement (docker.types.Placement | list[docker.types.Placement] | None) – Placement instructions for the scheduler. If a list is passed instead, it is assumed to be a list of constraints as part of a Placement object.


Derive when creating an operator.

Context is the same dictionary used as when rendering jinja templates.

Refer to get_template_context for more context.


Override this method to clean up subprocesses when a task instance gets killed.

Any use of the threading, subprocess or multiprocessing module within an operator needs to be cleaned up, or it will leave ghost processes behind.

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