Have you ever wanted to keep a docker container running in the background of your host machine, without the need for a bash entry-point?

Let’s get started installing ubuntu and configuring our instance.

Your Ubuntu 18.04 docker image will require a one-time configuration of Supervisord to get started with process monitoring.

Supervisord — A Process Control System, which will run and manage your command-based programs from a simple configuration file setup.

Install Ubuntu

Let’s first create a docker file to help install ubuntu from DockerHub.

FROM ubuntu:18.04
	RUN apt-get update && \
	    apt-get install -y supervisor && \
	    apt-get clean

	RUN mkdir -p /var/log/supervisor
	COPY supervisord.conf /etc/supervisor/conf.d/supervisord.conf

	EXPOSE 8089

	CMD ["/usr/bin/supervisord"]


To create a long-running process ID on start-up, Supervisord needs to be installed on Ubuntu. The docker file will include a configuration file for Supervisord to read from the directory /etc/supervisor/conf.d/supervisord.conf


You will be able to access a running docker container without the need for a _bash file _script running on start-up.

An example of a_ bash file_ script in docker would utilize an entry point of ENTRYPOINT ["/bin/bash", "/bootstrap.sh"]

This long-running process started in the background is created with the help of the command line tool “Supervisorctl”. This tool connects to a UNIX or TCP socket and initializes a “program” or “service” on the host machine.

Let’s look at the output log for clarity.

#docker-container #docker-run #supervisord #ubuntu

3 Most Important Steps to Running Supervisord on Docker Ubuntu 18.04
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