Play With Docker gives you the experience of having a free Alpine Linux Virtual Machine in the cloud where you can build and run Docker containers and even create clusters with Docker features like Swarm Mode.
Under the hood DIND or Docker-in-Docker is used to give the effect of multiple VMs/PCs.
A live version is available at: http://play-with-docker.com/
Docker 1.13+ is required.
The docker daemon needs to run in swarm mode because PWD uses overlay attachable networks. For that
docker swarm init in the destination daemon.
It's also necessary to manually load the IPVS kernel module because as swarms are created in
the daemon won't load it automatically. Run the following command for that purpose:
sudo modprobe xt_ipvs
Start the Docker daemon on your machine and run
docker pull franela/dind.
Install go 1.7.1+ with
brewon Mac or through a package manager.
Install dep and run
dep ensureto pull dependencies
Start PWD as a container with docker-compose up.
Point to http://localhost and click "New Instance"
- There is a hard-coded limit to 5 Docker playgrounds per session. After 4 hours sessions are deleted.
- If you want to override the DIND version or image then set the environmental variable i.e.
DIND_IMAGE=franela/docker<version>-rc:dind. Take into account that you can't use standard
dindimages, only franela ones work.
In order for port forwarding to work correctly in development you need to make
*.localhost to resolve to
127.0.0.1. That way when you try to access to
pwd10-0-0-1-8080.host1.localhost, then you're forwarded correctly to your local PWD server.
You can achieve this by setting up a
dnsmasq server (you can run it in a docker container also) and adding the following configuration:
Don't forget to change your computer default DNS to use the dnsmasq server to resolve.
Building the dind image myself.
If you want to make changes to the
dind image being used, make your changes to the
Dockerfile.dind file and then build it using this command:
docker build --build-arg docker_storage_driver=vfs -f Dockerfile.dind -t franela/dind .
How can I connect to a published port from the outside world?
If you need to access your services from outside, use the following URL pattern
http://ip<hyphen-ip>-<session_jd>-<port>.direct.labs.play-with-docker.com (i.e: http://ip-2-135-3-b8ir6vbg5vr00095iil0-8080.direct.labs.play-with-docker.com).
Why is PWD running in ports 80 and 443?, Can I change that?.
No, it needs to run on those ports for DNS resolve to work. Ideas or suggestions about how to improve this are welcome