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Launching an Nginx Container

In this hands-on lab, you will be pulling a specific Nginx container image and then using that image to start a new container with port mappings. Upon completion of this lab, you will have the knowledge and skills required to start a new Nginx container, map host ports to container ports, and assign a name to a Docker container.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Apr 20, 2023

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Pull an Image

    • Log in to server-1 using the cloud_user account.
    • Pull the Nginx image with the tag of 1.22
  2. Challenge

    Start a Container

    • Start a new container using the nginx:1.22 container image.
    • Name the container web-1.
    • Map the container port 80 to host port 8080.
  3. Challenge

    Verify the Container Is Working

    • Use curl to access server-1:8080 to verify the container is running.
    • Use a web browser and the public IP address of server-1 to check that the container is running on port 8080.

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