Managing Docker with Portainer

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

You manage containers for clients on several Docker servers. But managing the hosts has become a bit of a pain. Looking for an all-in-one tool you discover Portainer, and decide to test it out by deploying it to one of your hosts.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a Volume

Create a volume for Portainers data:

docker volume create portainer_data
Create Portainer

Create the Portainers container:

docker container run -d --name portainer -p 8080:9000 
--restart=always 
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock 
-v portainer_data:/data portainer/portainer
Log into Portainer and Create a Container

Login into <LAB_IP>:8080.
Create your user account.
Click on local.
Click on containers.
Click the Add container button.
Enter lab_nginx as the container name.
Use nginx:latest for the image.
Click map additional ports and map port 8081 to 80 on the container.
Click the Deploy container button.

Additional Resources

Create the volume:

Create a new volume called portainer_data.

Create the Portainer Container:

Next create a new container called portainer.
Make sure that the container runs in the background.
Map port 8080 to 9000 on the container.
Make sure the restart policy is set to always. Create a bind mount that maps var/run/docker.sock to var/run/docker.sock on the container.
Also map portainer_data to /data on the container.
Use portainer/portainer as the image.

Create a Container from Portainer

Goto [LAB_IP]:8080. Create your account.
Select Local and click Connect.
Click on your local Docker host.
Next click on Container and then Add container.
Name the container lab_nginx.
Map port 8081 to 80 on the container.

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