Docker CLI

Docker quick start

First, we need to change our shell's environment for the docker command to communicate with our remote docker API instead of the local docker host.

Note: this example assumes you're using a profile with CloudAPI URL set to data center lev-1 The following command shows your currently selected profile (indicated by an *)

triton profile list

Change the shell's environment:

eval "$(triton env --docker)"

Start a showcase docker instance using the official getting-started docker image:

docker run -d -p 80:80 --name docker-test --label docker/getting-started

Note: the following error message is normal and can safely be ignored:

ERRO[0056] error getting events from daemon: Error response from daemon:
(NotImplemented) events is not implemented (de10cf54-7111-4301-9a0f-c1ba6766ea8b)

You can ping the new instance like this:

ping test.svc.$(triton account get --json | json id)

Hint: by setting the --label, a DNS record is automatically generated that you can use as target in a CNAME record of your own domain. The auto-generated DNS record for public IPs always looks like this:

# template

# example

You can set the same label on multiple instances and they will all be reachable via that single DNS record.

You can find out your account's UUID with this command:

triton account get --json | json id

Only in tritonshell:

tritonshell conveniently populates your shell environment with variables to easily use the generated DNS records:


Show running docker instances:

docker ps

Connect to your docker instance:

docker exec -it docker-test sh

Stop the docker instance:

docker stop docker-test

Remove docker instances:

docker rm docker-test