Building the container image

The current Dockerfile is based on the OpenJDK image and includes the officially released Apache Geode binaries which are verified via GPG and SHA256.

docker build .

If you're updating the image for a release, tag the build with the version:

docker build -t apachegeode/geode:{version} .
docker build -t apachegeode/geode:latest .

Once it's tagged, push to DockerHub:

docker push apachegeode/geode:{version}
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  • This may take a while depending on your internet connection.

Starting a locator and gfsh

  1. Execute the following command to run the container and start gfsh:
docker run -it -p 10334:10334 -p 7575:7575 -p 1099:1099  apachegeode/geode

From this point you can pretty much follow Apache Geode in 5 minutes for example:

gfsh> start locator --name=locator
gfsh> start server --name=server

But in order to have real fun with containers you are probably better off using something like docker-compose, Cloud foundry or Kubernetes. Those examples will come next.