Click the Try in PWD button below to get 4 hours to try SENAITE LIMS:
NOTE: A DockerHub account is needed.
A sandbox environment will be created after the "Start" button was pressed.
This will take about 2-3 Minutes and the final screen will display a button
with the port number
8080 displayed on it. This will open the SENAITE site
in the webbrower.
It might be that this site will not load immediately, because the server is still in startup process. Please wait and reload until the SENAITE site appears.
Choose either single SENAITE instance or ZEO cluster.
It is inadvisable to use following configurations for production.
Standalone SENAITE Instance
Standalone instances are best suited for testing SENAITE and development.
Build and start the latest SENAITE container, based on Debian.
$ git clone https://github.com/senaite/senaite.docker $ cd senaite.docker/2.2.0 $ docker build -t senaite . $ docker run --rm --name senaite -p 8080:8080 senaite
This image exposes the TCP Port
EXPOSE 8080, so standard container
linking will make it automatically available to the linked containers.
Now you can add a SENAITE Site at http://localhost:8080 - default user and
ZEO cluster are best suited for production setups, you will need a loadbalancer.
Start ZEO server in the background
$ docker run -d --name=zeo senaite zeo
Start 2 SENAITE clients (also in the background)
$ docker run -d --name=instance1 --link=zeo -e ZEO_ADDRESS=zeo:8080 -p 8081:8080 senaite $ docker run -d --name=instance2 --link=zeo -e ZEO_ADDRESS=zeo:8080 -p 8082:8080 senaite
Start SENAITE In Debug Mode
You can also start SENAITE in debug mode (
fg) by running
$ docker run -p 8080:8080 senaite fg
Debug mode may also be used with ZEO
$ docker run --link=zeo -e ZEO_ADDRESS=zeo:8080 -p 8080:8080 senaite fg
For more information on how to extend this image with your own custom settings, adding more add-ons, building it or mounting volumes, please refer to the plone.docker documentation.
Supported Environment Variables
The SENAITE image uses several environment variable that allow to specify a more specific setup.
For Basic Usage
ADDONS- Customize SENAITE via Plone add-ons using this environment variable
ZEO_ADDRESS- This environment variable allows you to run Plone image as a ZEO client.
Run SENAITE with ZEO and install the addon senaite.storage
$ docker run --name=instance1 --link=zeo -e ZEO_ADDRESS=zeo:8080 -p 8080:8080 \ -e ADDONS="senaite.storage" senaite
To use specific add-ons versions:
For Advanced Usage
ZCML- Include custom Plone add-ons ZCML files (former
DEVELOP- Develop new or existing Plone add-ons (former
ZEO_READ_ONLY- Run Plone as a read-only ZEO client. Defaults to
ZEO_CLIENT_READ_ONLY_FALLBACK- A flag indicating whether a read-only remote storage should be acceptable as a fallback when no writable storages are available. Defaults to
ZEO_SHARED_BLOB_DIR- Set this to on if the ZEO server and the instance have access to the same directory. Defaults to
ZEO_STORAGE- Set the storage number of the ZEO storage. Defaults to
ZEO_CLIENT_CACHE_SIZE- Set the size of the ZEO client cache. Defaults to
ZEO_PACK_KEEP_OLD- Can be set to false to disable the creation of *.fs.old files before the pack is run. Defaults to true.
PASSWORD- Set the password of the ZOPE admin user
The following sections describe how to create and publish a new senaite docker image on docker hub.
Create a new version of a docker image
Copy an existing version structure:
$ cp -r 2.1.0 2.2.0 $ cd 2.2.0 $ docker build --tag=senaite:v2.2.0 . [...] Successfully built 7af3395db8f6 Successfully tagged senaite:v2.2.0
Note that the the image will automatically tagged as
Run the container
Start a container based on your new image:
docker container run --publish 9999:8080 --detach --name senaite senaite:v2.2.0
We used a couple of common flags here:
--publishasks Docker to forward traffic incoming on the host’s port 9999, to the container’s port 8080 (containers have their own private set of ports, so if we want to reach one from the network, we have to forward traffic to it in this way; otherwise, firewall rules will prevent all network traffic from reaching your container, as a default security posture).
--detachasks Docker to run this container in the background.
--namelets us specify a name with which we can refer to our container in subset
$ docker container ls CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES ecf514d717ba senaite:v2.2.0 "/docker-entrypoint.…" 26 seconds ago Up 24 seconds (health: starting) 0.0.0.0:9999->8080/tcp s210
Go to http://localhost:9999 to install senaite.
Stop the container with
docker container stop s210.
Publish the container on Docker Hub
Images must be namespaced correctly to share on Docker Hub. Specifically, images
must be named like
<Docker Hub ID>/<Repository Name>:<tag>. We can relabel our
senaite:2.2.0 image like this:
$ docker image tag senaite:v2.2.0 senaite/senaite:v2.2.0
Finally, push the image to Docker Hub:
docker image push senaite/senaite:v2.2.0
Please refer to this documentation for further information: