We are pleased to announce that pre-built Docker images containing IBM WebSphere Application Server for Developers V188.8.131.52 traditional and IBM HTTP Server are now available on Docker Hub.
This enables you to get WebSphere Application Server traditional and IBM HTTP Server up and running quickly in your Docker environment with only a single command.
Running WebSphere Application server traditional is as simple as executing:
docker run --name test -h test -p 9043:9043 -p 9443:9443 -d ibmcom/websphere-traditional
You can watch the container logs as the server starts using:
docker logs -f --tail=all test
Once the server is started, you can access the administrative console on the host running Docker. Browse to
https://<IP_address>:9043/ibm/console/logon.do; if you are running Docker on Windows or Mac, use the IP address of the virtual machine running the Docker Machine. Log in with user name
wsadmin and the password that is in the password file under the
/tmp folder in the Docker container. As covered in the usage information, you can provide your own password.
You can do the configuration either through administrative console or using wsadmin scripts. If you want to use wsadmin to run a simple application you can create a new image with the application as part of the image using a Dockerfile that looks as follows:
FROM ibmcom/websphere-traditional:profile COPY Sample1.war /tmp/ RUN wsadmin.sh -lang jython -conntype NONE -c "AdminApp.install('/tmp/Sample1.war', '[ -appname Sample1 -contextroot /Sample1 -MapWebModToVH [[ Sample1.war Sample1.war,WEB-INF/web.xml default_host]]]')"
From the same directory as the Dockerfile, we can then build an image tagged
docker build -t app .
Then run the image:
docker run -d -p 9043:9043 -p 9443:9443 app
https://<IP_address>:9443/Sample1/SimpleServlet on the Docker host and directly access the application.
Similarly you can get your IBM HTTP Server up and running quickly by running:
docker run --name ihs -h ihs -p 80:80 -d ibmcom/ibm-http-server
You can create an image with the
webserver definition as part of the image using a Dockerfile like this:
FROM ibmcom/ibm-http-server COPY responsefile.txt /opt/IBM/WebSphere/Toolbox/WCT/ RUN /opt/IBM/WebSphere/Toolbox/WCT/wctcmd.sh -tool pct -defLocPathname /opt/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins -defLocName loc1 -createDefinition -response /opt/IBM/WebSphere/Toolbox/WCT/responsefile.txt
If you experience any problems with the images, raise an issue on GitHub where you can find the source Dockerfile for the WebSphere traditional and IBM HTTP Server image or, for more general questions, post to dW Answers in the WASdev space.