THIS REPO IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED.
The Sitecore XC Docker configuration is now available in sitecore-docker.
Run Sitecore Commerce 9 using Docker and Windows containers.
This repository contains experimental code that we use in development setups. We do not consider the current code in this repository ready for production. Hopefully this will help you to get up and running with Sitecore and Docker. By no means we consider ourselves Docker experts and thus expect these images to still contain a lot of bugs. Great help for creating this setup was provided by the sitecoreops and sitecore-nine-docker repos. Please feel free to provide feedback by creating an issue, PR, etc.
- Windows 10 update 1709 (with Hyper-V enabled)
- Docker for Windows (version 1712 or better): https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-windows/
- Visual Studio 15.5.3
- Sitecore Commerce 9 installation files
As Sitecore does not distribute Docker images, the first step is to build the required Docker images.
For this you need the Sitecore installation files and a Sitecore license file. Plumber is installed to inspect Commerce pipelines, download it here and save it as
files/plumber.zip. What files to use are set in the build configuration.
As this Sitecore Commerce Docker build relies on Sitecore Docker, first build the Sitecore Docker images: https://github.com/avivasolutionsnl/sitecore-docker
From the Sitecore Docker
files directory copy all
.pfx certificate files to the
The Commerce setup requires by default SSL between the services, for this we need (more) self signed certificates. You can generate these by running the
./Generate-Certificates.ps1 script (note that this requires an Administrator elevated powershell environment and you may need to set the correct execution policy, e.g.
PS> powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted).
Build all images using:
The build results in the following Docker images:
- commerce: ASP.NET
- mssql: MS SQL + Sitecore databases
- sitecore: IIS + ASP.NET + Sitecore
- solr: Apache Solr
and three SXA images:
Push the Docker images to your repository, e.g:
PS> nuke push
Docker compose is used to start up all required services.
Place the Sitecore source files in the
.\wwwroot\sitecore directory and Commerce source files in
Create the log directories which are mounted in the Docker compose file:
To start Sitecore;
PS> docker-compose up
or to start Sitecore with SXA:
PS> docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml -f docker-compose.sxa.yml up
Run-time parameters can be modified using the
|SQL_SA_PASSWORD||The password to use for the SQL sa user|
|SITECORE_SITE_NAME||Host name of the Sitecore site|
|IMAGE_PREFIX||The Docker image prefix to use|
|TAG||The version to tag the Docker images with|
Plumber is available at: http://commerce:4000
To set the Docker container service names as DNS names on your host edit your
A convenient tool to automatically do this is whales-names.
Logging is set up to log on the host under the logs folder of this repository.
Docker for Windows can be unstable at times, some troubleshooting tips are listed below and here
- We have quite a lot of custom powershell scripts for trivial installation tasks. This is because the commerce SIF scripts contain hardcoded values. For example, it is not possible to use hostnames other than localhost. We should be able to remove this custom code when those scripts get fixed.
- During the installation of the commerce server instances, it tries to set permissions on the log folder. For some reason, this results in an exception saying the access control list is not in canonical form. This can be ignored, because the log folders are mounted on the host. However, it does cause an annoying delay in the installation.