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This plugin comes with some commented examples in the samples/ directory:

Jolokia Demo

data-jolokia-demo is a setup for testing the Jolokia HTTP-JMX bridge in a tomcat. It uses a Docker data container which is linked into the Tomcat container and contains the WAR files to deploy. There are two flavor of tests

  • One with two image where a (almost naked) data container with the war file is created and then mounted into the server image during startup before the integration test.

  • When using the profile -Pmerge then a single image with Tomcat and the dependent war files is created. During startup of a container from the created image, a deploy script will link over the war files into Tomat so that they are automatically deployed.

For running the tests call

# Use two ("data" and "server") connected containers
mvn clean install
# Use a single image with tomcat and data:
mvn -Pmerge clean install
# Use a property based configuration:
mvn -Pprops clean install

The sever used is by default Tomcat 7. This server can easily be changed with the system properties and server.version. The following variants are available:

  • For the server.version can be 3.3, 4.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0 or 8.0
  • For the server.version can be 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9


mvn -Dserver.version=9 clean install

In addition to running the integration test with building images, starting containers, running tests and stopping containers one can also only start the containers:

mvn docker:start

In order to get the dynamically exposed port, use docker ps. You can connect to the Jolokia agent inside the container then with an URL like http://localhost:http://localhost:49171/jolokia to the Agent.

For stopping the server simply call

mvn docker:stop

Cargo Demo

cargo-jolokia-demo will use Docker to start a Tomcat 7 server with dynamic port mapping, which is used for remote deployment via Cargo and running the integration tests.

docker-maven-plugin Shootout

In order to help in the decision, which plugin to use, there is a sample project rhuss/shootout-docker-maven, which has more complex sample project involving two images:

  • Vanilla PostgreSQL 9 Image
  • HTTP Request Logging Service
    • MicroService mit embedded Tomcat
    • DB Schema is created during startup via Flyway
  • PostgreSQL container is connected via a Docker 'link'
  • Simple integration test which excercises the service

The different plugins can be enabled with different Maven profiles, the one for this plugin is called fabric8io (and the others wouterd, alexec and spotify).

For more information please look over there.