View all of your nodes with the Portainer Docker Web UI

Lets install Docker Web UI, Portainer, on Ubuntu 20.04

Portainer Community edition is free and it has an intuitive interface that you can access from your web browser. You can manage all of your Docker operations via Portainer but I’m just going to focus on what I need to keep my Presearch nodes up and running. Specifically I want to Manage all of my Docker Containers including run, start, stop, restart, pause and more.

I’m going walk through the steps I needed to take to get Portainer up and running on my desktop Linux box. I’ll be able to connect to all of my other servers from this one installation.

Let get started…

To get the Portainer Web UI up and running, all you need to do is run the following command:

sudo docker run -d -p 9000:9000 -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock portainer/portainer

Once you run that, the Docker daemon would pull the Portainer image and spin up a new container. Then all you have to do is point your browser at localhost:9000 and you will see the login screen and set up your username and password. Wow, that was fast!

I’m not done with this section. Much more to come…