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Working with Docker Containers

Docker lets us quickly and efficiently deploy containers for a variety of situations. Before we start mass deploying our containerized infrastructure, however, we need to make sure we can run through the basics. In this lab, we learn core Docker commands for container management by creating an Nginx web container.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Aug 06, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create an Nginx Container

    Use the docker run command to launch a new container based on the nginx image with the name web. Ensure the container is running detached and has not been exited.

  2. Challenge

    Configure Nginx

    Create the /var/www/ directory on the container, then copy the default nginx configuration in webfiles to /etc/nginx/conf.d. The websites files in webfiles/html must also be moved to /var/www/. Ensure the nginx user and group owns these directories, and that nginx is using the new configuration.

  3. Challenge

    Test and Publish the Website to Port 80

    Test that the configuration was successful by trying to access the website on the container. If successful, create an image based on the container and launch a new web01 that publishes to port 80 on the localhost.

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