Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 10 minutes

In this lab, we will learn how to start and stop containers.

Don’t stop now! The next scenario will only take about 10 minutes to complete.

Start and Stop Containers

Start and Stop Containers

  • Run Tomcat:7 image in detached mode:

    docker container run -p 8080:8080 -d tomcat:7

    (The Tomcat welcome page can be viewed here https://[[HOST_SUBDOMAIN]]-8080-[[KATACODA_HOST]].environments.katacoda.com/ )

  • Follow the logs of the newly created container and observe the output:

    docker container logs -f $(docker ps -q)

    You should see output of Tomcat server starting up. (CTRL+C)

  • Stop the container:
    docker container ls
    docker container stop $(docker ps -q)

  • Start the container and attach to stdout:

    docker container start -a $(docker ps -a -q)

    We're back up and running! You will see Tomcat server go through its startup routine again. Bonus: We saved our filesystem, but not memory and running processes. Reasearch docker checkpoint Detach and exit from container using CTRL+C

  • Start container again, but without -a (attach):

    docker container start $(docker ps -a -q)

    Your container is now running again, but this time in the background.

    docker container ls