Portainer is a web-based user interface for management of Docker environments. The Portainer is free and open-source management toolset that allows us to easily build, manage and maintain Docker environments.
Furthermore, Portainer Web UI gives us a detailed overview of our Docker environments and allows us to manage our containers, images, networks, volumes, registries, services, nodes and stacks from a single web interface.
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install a Portainer container on your Docker and how to use it to run your containers by deploying a WordPress stack.
Install Portainer container on Docker
01- Download the Portainer image from the DockerHub using the
docker pull command below.
$ docker pull portainer/portainer Using default tag: latest latest: Pulling from portainer/portainer d1e017099d17: Pull complete fac26901c311: Pull complete Digest: sha256:cc226d8a06b6d5e24b44a4f10d0d1fd701741e84a852adc6d40bef9424a000ec Status: Downloaded newer image for portainer/portainer:latest
02- Next, run the Portainer container with the following command:
$ docker run -d -p 9000:9000 --name my_portainer --restart always -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v /opt/portainer:/data portainer/portainer
03- After installing the Portainer container, run the
docker ps command to verify the status of the container:
$ docker ps CONTAINER ID IMAGE CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES e5490fc45ce3 portainer/portainer 8 seconds ago Up 6 seconds 0.0.0.0:9000->9000/tcp my_portainer
Access Portainer Web Interface
01- Now, open your browser, access the Portainer web interface with your server’s IP or FQDN with port 9000
02- Next, provide your admin username and password. Then, click on the
Create user button to create your initial administrator user.
03- For this guide, we will configure Portainer to connect to the local Docker environment. So, select
Local Docker environment and click on the
04- Finaly, you will be redirected to the Portainer dashboard, select the local endpoint to display an info about your endpoint and a summary about your containers, images, volumes and networks:
Create and Manage Containers Using Portainer Web UI
Now that we have installed and set up Portainer, let’s show you how to create containers. In this example we will deploy WordPress Stack to add WordPress and MySql at the same time, which is the easy way to deploy a WordPress.
01- Click the App Templates menu and from the the App Templates List select the WordPress Template
02- Deploy the WordPress Instance
03- Check the status of the wordpress stack
This tutorial covered only the steps of installing Portainer Web UI and a basic concepts to run your containers. To learn more about how to use Portainer, visit the offcial Portainer website.
great article, could you please create articles on complete docker for production?
This hands-on explores how to deploy a custom nginx template.
docker run -d -p 9000:9000 -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v /tmp/portainer_password:/tmp/portainer_password portainer/portainer –admin-password-file /tmp/portainer_password
To view Portainer, click:
Username is admin, and password is [email protected]. Connect to the local endpoint.
Mount the local directory to the nginx templates to be created.
Create the index.html file, with content hello fresco, and store it at /tmp/nginx.
Ensure that the file name and content are as specified.
Go to the Portainer dashboard, and create an nginx template by using the following details:
name : my-server
image : nginx:latest
port mapping : ‘8080:80’
Volume mapping : ‘/tmp/nginx:/usr/share/nginx/html’
Once template creation is successful, open dashboard->app templates->my-nginx->deploy this container to deploy it.
Open https://2886795279-8080-host10-fresco.environments.katacoda.com/ to access the html file created earlier.
Not able to complete this scenario in the katacoda can u please provide the last step to make it work
have you cleared this hands on ? am also struck at this hands on