Implementing the Portainer GUI

dockerYou can manage Docker by using the command line interface (CLI), but you might find the process easier with a graphical user interface (GUI). This article describes the implementation of the Portainer GUI.


Installing Portainer as a container

Start by logging on to your Docker host.

Run the following command to create a volume.

sudo docker volume create portainer_data

 

Launch Portainer

This command will start the Portainer container.

sudo docker run --restart=always --name=portainer -d -p 9000:9000 -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v portainer_data:/data portainer/portainer

 

Browser

Now you can use your preferred browser to access Portainer.

  1. Start by browsing to http://dockerhost-ip-address:9000/
  2. Here you can enter the following:
    1. Username: (e.g. steven)
    2. Password:
  3. Select the Local option.
  4. Click Connect.

 

Branded logo

If you have a corporate logo, you can use this in Portainer.

  1. Create a .png file (width 310px, height 110px).
  2. Place it on your public website in the images folder (e.g. mysite.com/images/portainerLogo.png).
  3. In Portainer, go to Settings.
  4. Select Use custom logo.
  5. Enter the location of your logo (e.g. https://mysite.com/images/portainerLogo.png).

 

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