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Managing Docker with Portainer

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.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Apr 03, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create a Volume

    Create a volume for Portainers data:

    docker volume create portainer_data
  2. Challenge

    Create Portainer

    Create the Portainers container:

    docker container run -d --name portainer -p 8080:9000 
    -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock 
    -v portainer_data:/data portainer/portainer
  3. Challenge

    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.

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