In the past few weeks there has been lots of buzz about Docker and linux containers, including big announcements for Docker support and management tools by
- Google: https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/kubernetes
- Amazon: http://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2014/04/23/aws-elastic-beanstalk-adds-docker-support
- Azure: http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/06/09/docker-and-azure-coolness/
In my futile effort to stay relevant in this ever changing world, I gave Docker a try. This weekend I spent some time experimenting and eventually building a Docker image that will run LabKey Server.
You can download the image from DockerHub. It is named bconn/labkey-standalone.
The Dockerfile, scripts and instructions for building your own image are checked into LabKey’s public samples repository.
Give it a try.