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Usage:  docker node update [OPTIONS] NODE

Update a node

      --availability string   Availability of the node (active/pause/drain)
      --help                  Print usage
      --label-add value       Add or update a node label (key=value) (default [])
      --label-rm value        Remove a node label if exists (default [])
      --role string           Role of the node (worker/manager)

Add label metadata to a node

Add metadata to a swarm node using node labels. You can specify a node label as a key with an empty value:

$ docker node update --label-add foo worker1

To add multiple labels to a node, pass the --label-add flag for each label:

$ docker node update --label-add foo --label-add bar worker1

When you create a service, you can use node labels as a constraint. A constraint limits the nodes where the scheduler deploys tasks for a service.

For example, to add a type label to identify nodes where the scheduler should deploy message queue service tasks:

$ docker node update --label-add type=queue worker1

The labels you set for nodes using docker node update apply only to the node entity within the swarm. Do not confuse them with the docker daemon labels for dockerd.

For more information about labels, refer to apply custom metadata.