Running Toolbelt inside Docker
If you need to run the Cloud 66 Toolbelt (aka CX) inside a Docker container, this is possible but is not officially supported. To run CX in Docker, try the instructions below.
How to set up Toolbelt in Docker
Step 1: Start an ubuntu container
We start a generic Ubuntu container (Cloud 66 runs on Ubuntu servers)
$ docker run -it ubuntu:latest /bin/bash
Step 2: Install required/useful tools
Toolbelt relies on three tools - curl, nano and ssh - so we install these packages.
$ apt update
$ apt install curl nano ssh -y
Step 3: Create some default folders
We need to create some default folders to support Toolbelt’s requirements.
$ mkdir -p ~/.ssh
$ mkdir -p ~/.cloud66
Step 4: Install Toolbelt
Now we install the Toolbelt by CURLing the installation shell script on S3:
$ curl -sSL https://s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.cloud66.com/cx_installation/cx_install.sh | bash
Step 5: Register Toolbelt
Finally we need to register Toolbelt:
- Install and authenticate
cxon your local machine
- SSH into your container and move to the
- Create a file named
cx.jsonin that folder
- Go to the terminal on your local machine, where you already have Toolbelt authorised and execute
cx dump-token, which will give you your authorisation token
- Copy this token and paste it into the (container’s)
cx.jsonfile that you created in Step 3
- Save the file and then run
cx stacks listfrom inside the container to confirm that Toolbelt is initialised
After this, you should be able to use
cx commands inside the container.