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Checking system start up

Use this information to verify that the system started correctly, and to clean up the deployment.

Before continuing, make sure that you've completed the steps in Deploying using Docker Compose.

  1. Open a new terminal window.
  2. Change directory to the docker-compose folder that you created in the deployment steps.
  3. Verify that all the services started correctly.
    1. List the images and additional details:

      docker-compose images

      You should see a list of the services defined in your docker-compose.yaml file:

      Container                           Repository                             Tag         Image Id       Size 
      acs-trial_alfresco-pdf-renderer_1   alfresco/alfresco-pdf-renderer         1.3         6f14d493cdd5   560 MB
      acs-trial_alfresco_1                alfresco/alfresco-content-repository   6.0.0       4255d7ce2788   911 MB
      acs-trial_imagemagick_1             alfresco/alfresco-imagemagick          1.3         77b3c40d52cc   641 MB
      acs-trial_libreoffice_1             alfresco/alfresco-libreoffice          1.3         bb54c381682e   1.4 GB
      acs-trial_postgres_1                postgres                               10.1        ec61d13c8566   274 MB
      acs-trial_share_1                   alfresco/alfresco-share                6.0         c0c255f7fa56   676 MB
      acs-trial_solr6_1                   alfresco/alfresco-search-services      1.1.1       d6e6a058b986   849 MB
    2. List the running containers:

      docker container ps

      You should see a list of the services defined in the docker-compose.yaml file:

      CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                                            COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS              PORTS                    NAMES
      cfa905ac05fc        alfresco/alfresco-libreoffice:1.3                "/bin/sh -c 'java $J…"   About an hour ago   Up 13 minutes>8090/tcp   acs-trial_libreoffice_1
      f29d32799d8a        alfresco/alfresco-search-services:1.1.1          "/opt/alfresco-searc…"   About an hour ago   Up 13 minutes>8983/tcp   acs-trial_solr6_1
      949b66c6efac        postgres:10.1                                    "docker-entrypoint.s…"   About an hour ago   Up 13 minutes>5432/tcp   acs-trial_postgres_1
      bff38507e6d0        alfresco/alfresco-content-repository:6.0.0       " run -se…"   About an hour ago   Up 13 minutes>8080/tcp   acs-trial_alfresco_1
      d3941fc4f88d        alfresco/alfresco-share:6.0                      "/usr/local/tomcat/s…"   About an hour ago   Up 13 minutes>8080/tcp   acs-trial_share_1
      388cd2aa5f08        alfresco/alfresco-imagemagick:1.3                "/bin/sh -c 'java $J…"   About an hour ago   Up 13 minutes>8090/tcp   acs-trial_imagemagick_1
      ac45394249c3        alfresco/alfresco-pdf-renderer:1.3               "/bin/sh -c 'java $J…"   About an hour ago   Up 13 minutes>8090/tcp   acs-trial_alfresco-pdf-renderer_1
    3. View the log files for each service <service-name>, or container <container-name>:

      docker-compose logs <service-name>
      docker container logs <container-name>

      For example, to check the logs for Share, run any of the following commands:

      docker-compose logs share
      docker container logs acs-trial_share_1

      You can add an optional parameter --tail=25 before <container-name> to display the last 25 lines of the logs for the selected container.

      docker container logs --tail=25 acs-trial_share_1

      Check for a success message:

      Successfully retrieved license information from Alfresco.

    Once you've tested the services, you can clean up the deployment by stopping the running services.

  4. Stop the session by using CONTROL+C in the same window as the running services:

    ^CGracefully stopping... (press Ctrl+C again to force)
    Stopping acs-trial_libreoffice_1           ... done
    Stopping acs-trial_solr6_1                 ... done
    Stopping acs-trial_postgres_1              ... done
    Stopping acs-trial_alfresco_1              ... done
    Stopping acs-trial_share_1                 ... done
    Stopping acs-trial_imagemagick_1           ... done
    Stopping acs-trial_alfresco-pdf-renderer_1 ... done
  5. Alternatively, you can open a new terminal window, change directory to the docker-compose folder, and run:

    docker-compose down

    This stops the running services, as shown in the previous example, and removes them from memory:

    Stopping acs-trial_postgres_1              ... done
    Stopping acs-trial_share_1                 ... done
    Removing acs-trial_postgres_1              ... done
    Removing acs-trial_share_1                 ... done
    Removing acs-trial_libreoffice_1           ... done
    Removing acs-trial_imagemagick_1           ... done
    Removing acs-trial_solr6_1                 ... done
    Removing acs-trial_alfresco-pdf-renderer_1 ... done
    Removing acs-trial_alfresco_1              ... done
    Removing network acs-trial_default
  6. You can use a few more commands to explore the services when they're running. Change directory to docker-compose before running these:
    1. Stop all the running containers:

      docker-compose stop
    2. Restart the containers (after using the stop command):

      docker-compose restart
    3. Starts the containers that were started with docker-compose up:

      docker-compose start
    4. Stop all running containers, and remove them and the network:

      docker-compose down [--rmi all]

      The --rmi all option also removes the images created by docker-compose up, and the images used by any service. You can use this, for example, if any containers fail and you need to remove them:

      Stopping acs-trial_libreoffice_1           ... done
      Removing acs-trial_libreoffice_1           ... done
      Removing network acs-trial_default
      Removing image alfresco/alfresco-imagemagick:1.3
      Removing image alfresco/alfresco-content-repository:6.0.0
      Removing image alfresco/alfresco-pdf-renderer:1.3
      Removing image alfresco/alfresco-share:6.0
      Removing image alfresco/alfresco-libreoffice:1.3
      Removing image alfresco/alfresco-search-services:1.1.1
      Removing image postgres:10.1

See the Docker documentation for more on getting started with Docker and using Docker.

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