How simple is it to deploy Portainer?

Portainer installation using Docker

Portainer runs as a lightweight Docker container (the Docker image weights less than 4MB) on a Docker engine or Swarm cluster. Therefore, you are one command away from running container on any machine using Docker.

Deploy Portainer

Use the following Docker commands to deploy Portainer:

$ docker volume create portainer_data
$ docker run -d -p 9000:9000 -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v portainer_data:/data portainer/portainer

You'll just need to access the port 9000 of the Docker engine where portainer is running using your browser.

Note: the -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock option can be used in Linux environments only.

Manage a Swarm cluster with Portainer

Deploying Portainer to manage a Swarm cluster is just as easy ! You can directly deploy Portainer as a service in your Docker cluster.

$ docker volume create portainer_data
$ docker service create \
--name portainer \
--publish 9000:9000 \
--replicas=1 \
--constraint 'node.role == manager' \
--mount type=bind,src=//var/run/docker.sock,dst=/var/run/docker.sock \
--mount type=volume,src=portainer_data,dst=/data \
portainer/portainer \
-H unix:///var/run/docker.sock

Using docker-compose

You can use the following Compose file to start Portainer:

version: '2'

    image: portainer/portainer
      - "9000:9000"
    command: -H unix:///var/run/docker.sock
      - /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock
      - portainer_data:/data

Download the Compose file

And more deployment scenarios

Have a look at our installation documentation for more deployment scenarios such as Portainer with data persistence, TLS authentication enabled engine, non-Docker setup or reverse proxy integrations.

Access the documentation