Docker Containers

  • Docker
  • Commandeer
  • Container
About 1 min

# Docker Containers

Often, in order to isolate applications, application developers organized applications and their dependencies into it own virtual machine. This virtualization has spawned a number of products that abstract this virtualization to the operating system via containers. A major player in containerization is Docker Inc., and Commandeer assists you in the setup and management of your Docker containers.

# What is Docker Container

Docker containers run an instance of your Docker image. You can run as many containers as you like. Containers are connected with each other using networks. Each container can have multiple volumes mounted to it for storing and sharing data. Last but not least, Docker containers can expose some ports so we can access our containers.

# Commandeer Docker container UI

Commandeer provides a desktop UI to manage your Docker containers. Built with simplicity in mind, it allows you to do all the basic operations necessary to support your development.

# Container Dashboard

The Docker container dashboard allows you to see some high-level stats about your containers. Like the total number of containers, the number of started and stopped containers, as well as the total size of your containers.

Docker container dashboard

# Search Containers

Typing into the search field allows you to filter your local containers by the name. The On Only switch allows you to show only the running containers which you can also filter further using the search.

Filter docker containers

# See Container Detail

Clicking on a container from the list brings you to the container detail page with all the information you need. Here you can find some general information about the container including its ports, mounts, networks, and labels.

Docker container detail

# Start/Stop Container

From the container detail page, you can start or stop an individual container using the start and stop buttons.

Docker container started

Docker container stopped

# Conclusion

Commandeer provides you with a graphical user interface for managing your Docker containers. The container dashboard gives you some high-level stats about your containers. You can drill down into the details of each individual container on the container detail page with the ability to start and stop individual containers.

Last update: November 8, 2021 13:05