Delete the service running on the swarm

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The remaining steps in the tutorial don’t use the helloworld service, so now you can delete the service from the swarm.

  1. If you haven’t already, open a terminal and ssh into the machine where you run your manager node. For example, the tutorial uses a machine named manager1.

  2. Run docker service rm helloworld to remove the helloworld service.

    $ docker service rm helloworld
    
    helloworld
    
  3. Run docker service inspect <SERVICE-ID> to verify that the swarm manager removed the service. The CLI returns a message that the service is not found:

    $ docker service inspect helloworld
    []
    Error: no such service: helloworld
    
  4. Even though the service no longer exists, the task containers take a few seconds to clean up. You can use docker ps to verify when they are gone.

    $ docker ps
    
        CONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS              PORTS               NAMES
        db1651f50347        alpine:latest       "ping docker.com"        44 minutes ago      Up 46 seconds                           helloworld.5.9lkmos2beppihw95vdwxy1j3w
        43bf6e532a92        alpine:latest       "ping docker.com"        44 minutes ago      Up 46 seconds                           helloworld.3.a71i8rp6fua79ad43ycocl4t2
        5a0fb65d8fa7        alpine:latest       "ping docker.com"        44 minutes ago      Up 45 seconds                           helloworld.2.2jpgensh7d935qdc857pxulfr
        afb0ba67076f        alpine:latest       "ping docker.com"        44 minutes ago      Up 46 seconds                           helloworld.4.1c47o7tluz7drve4vkm2m5olx
        688172d3bfaa        alpine:latest       "ping docker.com"        45 minutes ago      Up About a minute                       helloworld.1.74nbhb3fhud8jfrhigd7s29we
    
    $ docker ps
       CONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND             CREATED             STATUS              PORTS               
    
    

What’s next?

In the next step of the tutorial, you set up a new service and apply a rolling update.

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