Lab: Build a Containerized Application¶
In this lab you’ll see how to use a Dockerfile to create a custom container using the
docker build command.
This lab expects that you’re using the vagrant box with Docker installed. There is an Ansible playbook in this lab that will automate the installation of Docker. You should have created your application in the Create a Web Application lab.
Step 1: Create a
Dockerfile lives in its own directory. You will add the
Dockerfile to the
~/MyApp directory alongside the
app.py file. Copy and paste the follwing into
FROM ubuntu:latest MAINTAINER You "email@example.com" RUN apt-get update && apt-get install -y python3-pip iproute2 RUN pip3 install Flask COPY app.py / WORKDIR / ENTRYPOINT ["python3"] CMD ["app.py"]
Step 2: Build Your Container¶
docker build command builds a container image from a
$ docker build -t myapp:latest .
This will pull the base layers and run the commands in the recipe. When it’s done you will be able to deploy your application in a container!
Step 3: Deploy Your Container¶
With your container layers built you can execute your container with
$ docker run -p 80:80 myapp
Step 4: View Your Application¶
You application is running, you can see it on the same URL as before:
This playbook installs Docker and adds the
vagrant user to the
- hosts: all name: Install Docker CE become: true tasks: - name: Add Docker GPG apt Key apt_key: url: https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg state: present - name: Add Docker Repository apt_repository: repo: deb https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu bionic stable state: present - name: Update apt and install docker-ce apt: update_cache=yes name=docker-ce state=latest - name: Add the vagrant user to the docker group. user: name: vagrant groups: docker append: yes
Turn in a screenshot of your browser.