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Docker One-Click App Setup


Introduction

One of the many available One-Click Apps that we have is Docker. Docker is the world’s leading software container platform. Developers use Docker to eliminate “works on my machine” problems when collaborating on code with co-workers.

Prerequisites

  • Orbit created with Docker image

  • Running Orbit

Creating Your Orbit

  1. To create your application, you must create a Photon. You can do so by selecting the Photon tab after selecting 'Create Orbit'

    Photons
  2. Once there, you will see a list of available photons that you can create. Select one and it will bring you to a detailed page

    Photon List Photon Description
  3. Scroll down to the details and you can start selecting options for your photon as well as setting up credentials.

    Photon Details
  4. Once everything is filled in, just press Create and you can move on to the next step

SSH into Orbit

  1. First we need to check some details on our orbit by first navigating to the “My Orbits” tab.

    My Orbits
  2. Once there, click on the Orbit you want to connect to and check for three things:

    • IP Address

    • Running Status

    • Source Image(Ubuntu, Debian, Centos, Fedora)

    Orbit Details
  3. Once you have confirmed that your Orbit is running and you have the other information. Open up your console.

  4. Now you can SSH into your Orbit by running.

    ssh [email protected]
    • IP Address: We got this from the detail page, in this case it is “216.200.116.60”

    • Image: We got this from the source image in the details page. It should be one of the following: ubuntu, debian, fedora, centos

    • Note: A full command for this example would be: “ssh [email protected]

Starting Docker

  1. Once you are SSH'd into the server you will see the following. There is no website that we can use to see visible information, so everything is done directly from the console.

    Docker CMD
  2. Now we can run a sample program in docker by running this command:

    docker run hello-world 
    Docker Hello
  3. Now everything should be working successfully and you can start using your Docker app