Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 10 minutes

BioPortainer Workbench, an integrated Docker system that assists inexperienced users to interact with a bioinformatics-dedicated Docker environment at three main levels: in the Infrastructure Layer, the BioPortainer Workbench provides a GUI, based on the Portainer project, which allows rapid and simple implementation/management of a full Docker ecosystem, running either on a single Docker engine, or in Swarm clusters; in the Platform Layer, the software provides a wide range of intuitive template forms that assist users in the installation and configuration of containers, carrying specific bioinformatics tools, from a variety of alternative platforms (based on CLIs, GUIs, or on a virtual desktop); finally, in the Application Layer, the BioPortainer Workbench provides a series of CLI-based and GUI-based interfaces to assist users in launching jobs with varying degrees of complexity (from single application analyses to complex pipelines and workflows).

In this scenario, you'll deploy BioPortainer and use the UI to manage a Docker Swarm cluster.

This scenario described how to get started with BioPortainer Workbench and use it to manage a container host or Swarm cluster.

Learn more at https://github.com/BioPortainer/

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BioPortainer in Swarm Cluster

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Step 1 - Deploy Swarm Cluster

This scenario deploys BioPortainer to a Swarm cluster. A two-node cluster has been created for you. If you would like more information on how this was created, complete the Katacoda scenario on Getting Started With Swarm Mode.

You can view the status of the Swarm cluster with the command docker node ls