Socker = Sitecore
Is is now possible to run Sitecore completely in Docker natively, you don't have to mess around with databases, IIS or anything, you don't even have to have SQL Server or IIS installed on your machine.
This repository shows how a solution running Sitecore is wired up for development with the following features:
- Databases is persisted between restarts
- Serialized items are also persisted
- Project output are automatically synced into running containers when changes are detected
- Remote debugging
- Streaming log output
- Load balancing multiple Sitecore instances
Using your local machine as host
- Windows 10 Anniversary update with latest updates
- Docker for Windows v1.13.0-rc2-beta31 or later (beta channel: https://download.docker.com/win/beta/InstallDocker.msi)
Using a remote host (VM, bare iron, Azure, AWS etc.)
- Docker v1.12.3 or later
- Docker Compose v1.9.0 or later
NOTE: Base images are build and consumed locally in this example, but in a real life senario you would also push to an remote private repository like hub.docker.com, quay.io or an internal one, so that images can be shared within your organization. Unfortunately it has to be private repositories due to Sitecore licensing terms so we can't share images in the community.
Using Sitecore v8.1 rev. 160519
Copy Sitecore 8.1 rev. 160519.zip into "/images/sitecore-81rev160519"
Build private images:
docker build -t sitecore-iis .\images\sitecore-iis docker build -t sitecore:8.1.160519 .\images\sitecore-81rev160519
Copy license.xml into "/docker/web/Sitecore/Data"
Copy database files from Sitecore 8.1 rev. 160519.zip into "/docker/databases"
docker-compose build docker-compose up
If you do not care about the output from containers you can start in "detached" mode with
docker-compose up -d and then use
docker-compose stop or
docker-compose down to remove everything.
- Browse the IP of web container (IP is in the compose output or use
- Add files, edit code, build - watcher script updates the running containers...
- Refresh browser, repeat...
You can attach to a container to watch output from Sitecore:
docker exec socker_web_1 powershell C:/Sitecore/Scripts/Stream-Log.ps1
- Open Debug -> Attach to Process
- Click Find and select container under Auto detected
- Select the w3wp.exe process
- Click Attach
Using another Sitecore version
Copy Sitecore 8.2 rev. 160729.zip into "/images/sitecore-82rev160729"
Build private image:
docker build -t sitecore:8.2.160729 .\images\sitecore-82rev160729
Change the version number in the FROM statement in "/docker/web/Dockerfile"
Replace "/src/WebApp/Web.config" with the Web.config from Sitecore 8.2 rev. 160729.zip
Update the package Sitecore.Kernel.NoReferences to 8.2.160729 int the WebApp project
Copy database files from Sitecore 8.2 rev. 160729.zip into "/docker/databases"
Multiple Sitecore instances, load balanced
If you want to try out an loadbalanced environment you should also build http://traefik.io for Windows with:
docker build -t traefik:win .\images\traefik-win
You can then use
docker-compose --file .\docker-compose.scale.yml up to start your containers.