Running Portainer on VIC


Point your DOCKER_HOST variable to the VCH

Replace the variables with your VCH IP address

$ export DOCKER_HOST=W.X.Y.Z:2375

We will pass the -H flag to portainer so that it can point to the docker socker over tcp to comminicate to the VCH. Direct access to docker socket is not supported in VIC.

Create a volume for the portainer to store data

$ docker volume create portainer_data
docker volume ls
vsphere             portainer_data

Instantiate the Portainer

Now that the volume is create, instantiate the container using the following command. Change the variables(W.X.Y.Z) to your VCH IP Address

$ docker run -d -p 9000:9000 --name portainer --restart always -v portainer_data:/data portainer/portainer -H tcp://W.X.Y.Z:2375
- "-p" flag is mapping the port 9000 on VCH to port 9000 on the portainer container
- "-v" flag is adding a volume
- "-H" flag is passing the remote Host flag to the portainer so that portainer can access the docker socket of VCH to fetch data

Verify that the Portainer container is running

$ docker ps
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                 COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS              PORTS                          NAMES
bca7a78c9b6f        portainer/portainer   "/portainer -H tcp:/…"   56 seconds ago      Up 21 seconds>9000/tcp   portainer

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5932172647 1 year ago
Not working for me. Connection failed when try to access to http://X.X.X.X:9000 , even if the container is running