Deploying Docker Containers from GitHub with Portainer: A Success Story
This article shares a unique journey in deploying Docker Containers directly from GitHub using Portainer. A process that once seemed complex, now achieved with surprising ease and efficiency.
The Beginning: Understanding Docker-Compose and GitHub Releases
The key to this process lies in the docker-compose file. You can string together numerous Linux commands required for Docker deployment. This includes deploying GitHub Releases from private repositories, a task that is simplified using the ubuntu:focal image for compatibility across architectures.
Simplifying Deployment with Docker-Compose Tricks
Innovative use of docker-compose features, such as installing wget to download release files from GitHub, has opened up new possibilities. This also includes running entrypoint scripts from GitHub releases, demonstrating the simplicity and effectiveness of this approach.
Advanced Deployment Strategies: Docker in Docker
Building on previous articles like “Docker in Docker…”, this process can be used to deploy complex Docker applications. It offers flexibility, from deploying single containers to setting up notifications and system integration tests upon deployment completion.
Portainer: Deploying Complex Applications as Custom Templates
The ultimate goal was to utilize Portainer to deploy complex apps as custom templates without worrying about the contents of Docker volumes, especially in production environments. This technique offers a broad scope for creativity and efficiency in managing Docker deployments.
Conclusion: Embracing Unconventional Methods
This story is a testament to the power of unconventional methods. What may initially seem like a “crazy idea” can lead to efficient, innovative solutions in IT infrastructure management, even from a tiny apartment.