I have a web server in a container that needs to kick off long-running command line processes in another container. Normally i would have all the tools installed on the same machine and call them via command line:
sometool --some-flag --some-param make_big_report
If i want to containerize
sometool so that i can scale it out, how does the web server “call it” to start a job? It does not have docker installed inside of itself, so it cannot execute
docker run, and the tool is not a service listening on a port like a database. Its just a command line tool.
Thanks for your help.