I’ve been playing on and off with Docker but not frequently enough to remember what I did last time, so here’s a few random unstructured notes (running on Mac OS X):
docker ps : list running containers (this shows a container id which is used in most other commands)
docker ps -a : show all containers including those that are stopped
If you see this:
Get http:///var/run/docker.sock/v1.20/containers/json: dial unix /var/run/docker.sock: no such file or directory.
* Are you trying to connect to a TLS-enabled daemon without TLS?
* Is your docker daemon up and running?
Then your docker-machine is not running.
Start it up with:
docker-machine start default
After starting, run this to set env vars:
eval "$(docker-machine env default)"
Also see this post, and recommendation to use ‘Docker Quickstart Terminal’ on Mac.
Managing containers and images:
docker images : list created images
docker rm containerid : delete a container
docker rmi imageid : delete an image
Create a new container from an image, in interactive mode, grab the tty, and execute bash in the container (get a command line into the container):
docker run -it imageid bash
Run as background daemon: -d
To start a shell into a running container:
docker exec -it containerid sh (or bash)
Stop a running container:
docker stop containerid
To get the IP address of a container:
docker inspect containername | grep IPAddress
Accessing a container from the host
Each running container has it’s own IP address. When a container restarts, it gets a new IP. To access a container running in a docker-machine, find the IP of the docker-machine vm:
.. this will list the IP for the VM.
When creating a new container, forward the port in the container to the host with -p, for example for a Weblogic server:
docker run -d –expose:7001 -p 7001:7001 –name=containername imagename