A docker image to run Keepalived.
- Quick start
- Beginner Guide
- Environment Variables
- Advanced User Guide
This image require the kernel module ip_vs loaded on the host (
modprobe ip_vs) and need to be run with : --cap-add=NET_ADMIN --net=host
docker run --cap-add=NET_ADMIN --net=host -d osixia/keepalived:2.0.10
Use your own Keepalived config
This image comes with a keepalived config file that can be easily customized via environment variables for a quick bootstrap, but setting your own keepalived.conf is possible. 2 options:
Link your config file at run time to
docker run --volume /data/my-keepalived.conf:/container/service/keepalived/assets/keepalived.conf --detach osixia/keepalived:2.0.10
Add your config file by extending or cloning this image, please refer to the Advanced User Guide
Fix docker mounted file problems
You may have some problems with mounted files on some systems. The startup script try to make some file adjustment and fix files owner and permissions, this can result in multiple errors. See Docker documentation.
To fix that run the container with
--copy-service argument :
docker run [your options] osixia/keepalived:2.0.10 --copy-service
The container default log level is info.
Available levels are:
Example command to run the container in
docker run --detach osixia/keepalived:2.0.10 --loglevel debug
See all command line options:
docker run osixia/keepalived:2.0.10 --help
Environment variables defaults are set in image/environment/default.yaml
See how to set your own environment variables
KEEPALIVED_INTERFACE: Keepalived network interface. Defaults to
KEEPALIVED_PASSWORD: Keepalived password. Defaults to
KEEPALIVED_PRIORITY Keepalived node priority. Defaults to
KEEPALIVED_ROUTER_ID Keepalived virtual router ID. Defaults to
KEEPALIVED_UNICAST_PEERS Keepalived unicast peers. Defaults to : - 192.168.1.10 - 192.168.1.11
If you want to set this variable at docker run command add the tag
#PYTHON2BASH:and convert the yaml in python:
docker run --env KEEPALIVED_UNICAST_PEERS="#PYTHON2BASH:['192.168.1.10', '192.168.1.11']" --detach osixia/keepalived:2.0.10
To convert yaml to python online : http://yaml-online-parser.appspot.com/
KEEPALIVED_VIRTUAL_IPS Keepalived virtual IPs. Defaults to :
- 192.168.1.231 - 192.168.1.232
If you want to set this variable at docker run command convert the yaml in python, see above.
KEEPALIVED_NOTIFY Script to execute when node state change. Defaults to
KEEPALIVED_COMMAND_LINE_ARGUMENTS Keepalived command line arguments; Defaults to
Set your own environment variables
Use command line argument
Environment variables can be set by adding the --env argument in the command line, for example:
docker run --env KEEPALIVED_INTERFACE="eno1" --env KEEPALIVED_PASSWORD="password!" \ --env KEEPALIVED_PRIORITY="100" --detach osixia/keepalived:2.0.10
Link environment file
For example if your environment file is in : /data/environment/my-env.yaml
docker run --volume /data/environment/my-env.yaml:/container/environment/01-custom/env.yaml \ --detach osixia/keepalived:2.0.10
Take care to link your environment file to
/container/environment/XX-somedir (with XX < 99 so they will be processed before default environment files) and not directly to
/container/environment because this directory contains predefined baseimage environment files to fix container environment (INITRD, LANG, LANGUAGE and LC_CTYPE).
Make your own image or extend this image
This is the best solution if you have a private registry. Please refer to the Advanced User Guide just below.
Advanced User Guide
Extend osixia/keepalived:2.0.10 image
If you need to add your custom TLS certificate, bootstrap config or environment files the easiest way is to extends this image.
FROM osixia/keepalived:2.0.10 MAINTAINER Your Name <firstname.lastname@example.org> ADD keepalived.conf /container/service/keepalived/assets/keepalived.conf ADD environment /container/environment/01-custom ADD scripts.sh /container/service/keepalived/assets/notify.sh
Make your own keepalived image
Clone this project :
git clone https://github.com/osixia/docker-keepalived cd docker-keepalived
Adapt Makefile, set your image NAME and VERSION, for example :
NAME = osixia/keepalived VERSION = 1.3.5 becomes : NAME = billy-the-king/keepalived VERSION = 0.1.0
Add your custom scripts, environment files, config ...
Build your image :
Run your image :
docker run -d billy-the-king/keepalived:0.1.0
We use Bats (Bash Automated Testing System) to test this image:
Install Bats, and in this project directory run :
Under the hood: osixia/light-baseimage
This image is based on osixia/light-baseimage. More info: https://github.com/osixia/docker-light-baseimage
If you discover a security vulnerability within this docker image, please send an email to the Osixia! team at email@example.com. For minor vulnerabilities feel free to add an issue here on github.
Please include as many details as possible.
Please refer to: CHANGELOG.md