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This discovery bridge imports services from Docker Links into the Vert.x service discovery.

When you link a Docker container to another Docker container, Docker injects a set of environment variables. This bridge analyzes these environment variables and imports service record for each link. The service type is deduced from the service.type label. If not set, the service is imported as unknown. Only http-endpoint are supported for now.

As the links are created when the container starts, the imported records are created when the bridge starts and do not change afterwards.

Using the bridge

To use this Vert.x discovery bridge, add the following dependency to the dependencies section of your build descriptor:

  • Maven (in your pom.xml):

  • Gradle (in your build.gradle file):

compile 'io.vertx:vertx-service-discovery-bridge-docker-links:3.3.3'

Then, when creating the service discovery, registers this bridge as follows:

require 'vertx-service-discovery/service_discovery'
VertxServiceDiscovery::ServiceDiscovery.create(vertx).register_service_importer(, {

The bridge does not need any further configuration.