Guide – How To Start – Docker® Compose Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker® applications. With Compose, you use a YAML file to configure your application’s services

This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

The guide on how to use Docker® Compose Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  1. After purchasing and starting the VM you should know its IP address. You can find it in the personal account of Azure. (You need to select the virtual machine from the list. By clicking the item “Overview”, your IP is displayed in the line “Public IP Address”).
  1. To connect to a VM, you need the PuTTy application to connect via ssh. You can download it at the following link – Download
  2. Run Putty, enter the VM address in the “Host” field and click “Open” to connect.
  1. In the opened console you should enter a username and password that were specified when creating the virtual machine. 
  1. To check that Docker® is up and running, enter the command 

> sudo docker run hello-world

  1. If you receive a message ‘Cannot connect to the Docker daemon‘, it means that you will need to start the Docker® service. Run the following command:

             sudo systemctl start docker


             sudo service docker start

  1. Then rerun the command to verify Docker® is running 

sudo docker run hello-world

  1. Run the following command to confirm Docker® Compose is installed:

docker-compose -version

  1. Please refer to Dockers documentation on how to use Docker® Compose

Get started with Docker Compose

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