Docker Tips

Note that Docker runs mainly on Linux 64-bit systems, although some ports may be available for other platforms.

Note to install latest Docker

Docker has known many installation ways.
The best solution is to read the official Docker guide to get the last version.

Docker Configuration

It is recommended to use docker version 1.5.x or higher.

When docker is installed, make sure to obtain a Docker Linux image (e.g. Ubuntu), so you can use it later as a base image for Roboconf agent images.
For example, run the following command:

docker pull ubuntu

Configure the TCP port for Docker Containers

Roboconf needs Docker to be available on a TCP port.
To enable it, edit /etc/default/docker, and define DOCKER_OPTS there.

# Make Docker listen on TCP port 4243 (along with local Unix socket)
DOCKER_OPTS="-H=tcp:// -H unix:///var/run/docker.sock"

Then, simply restart docker.

sudo stop docker
sudo start docker

Some Docker Commands

Here is a reminder of some Docker commands.

To list docker images:
docker images

To remove a docker image:
docker rmi <image-ID>

To run interactively a docker image (thus launching a container):
docker run -i -v /tmp:/roboconf -t <image-ID> /bin/bash

Note: the -v option is used there to share the local “/tmp” as “/roboconf” in the container, which is useful to exchange files.

To list running docker containers:
docker ps (or, to list them all, “docker ps -a”)

to attach a shell script to a running container:
docker exec -ti <container-ID> /bin/bash

To remove a docker container:
docker rm <container-ID>

To remove all exited containers:
docker ps -a | grep Exit | cut -d ‘ ‘ -f 1 | xargs docker rm