Image runner-NodeJS

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Startx nodejs is a base container used for web services and applications published in Dockerhub registry. This container contain :

  • fedora system envelope
  • core OS rpm (kernel, libs) updated every week
  • fundamentals tools (ex: pwgen, tar, zip) updated every week
  • Nodejs + npm + express webserver and fundamentals modules (nodejs release depend on the flavour you use, read down for more information)
  • usefull tools (psmisc, procps, coreutils, findutils, wget, curl, vi, bash-completion) only for the :latest and :devel flavour.

You can use Startx Nodejs image in many ways :

See more applications builders and sample on startx docker images repository

Container flavours

Docker Hub repository Content NodeJS NPM Make
startx/runner-nodejs:latest Fedora core rawhide 14.17.0 6.14.13 4.3
startx/runner-nodejs:35 Fedora core 35 14.17.0 6.14.13 4.3
startx/runner-nodejs:34 Fedora core 34 14.17.0 6.14.13 4.3
startx/runner-nodejs:33 Fedora core 33 14.16.1 6.14.12 4.3
startx/runner-nodejs:32 Fedora core 32 12.4.0
startx/runner-nodejs:31 Fedora core 31 12.19.0 6.14.8 4.2.1
startx/runner-nodejs:30 Fedora core 30 10.15.0
startx/runner-nodejs:29 Fedora core 29 10.16.0
startx/runner-nodejs:28 Fedora core 28 0.10.36
startx/runner-nodejs:27 Fedora core 27 0.10.36
startx/runner-nodejs:26 Fedora core 26
startx/runner-nodejs:alma8 Alma 8 10.24.0 6.14.11 4.2.1
startx/runner-nodejs:rocky8 Rocky 8 10.24.0 6.14.11 4.2.1
startx/runner-nodejs:centos8 Centos 8 10.24.0 6.14.11 4.2.1
startx/runner-nodejs:centos7 Centos 7 3.10.10 6.17.1 3.82
startx/runner-nodejs:ubi8 RedHat UBI 8
startx/runner-nodejs:alpine3 Alpine 3.12 12.22.1 6.14.12 4.3

Running this image

If you want to be guided on setting-up and installing various containers engines (docker, podman, s2i, dockerEE, kubernetes, openshift) you can read ours containers engines guidelines.

Running using docker

docker run -it -p 9221:8080 --name="example-nodejs" startx/runner-nodejs
  • Connect to your local application
firefox http://localhost:9221

Running using docker-compose

  • Create a docker-compose.yml file with the following content
  image: startx/runner-nodejs:latest
  container_name: "example-nodejs"
    - "9221:8080"
  • Execute the following command
docker-compose up -d
docker-compose logs
  • Connect to your local application
firefox http://localhost:9221

Using this image as base container

You can use this Dockerfile template to start a new personalized container based on this container. Create a file named Dockerfile in your project directory and copy this content inside. See docker guide for instructions on how to use this file.

#... your container specifications

Environment variable

This container is based on startx nodejs container who came with some additional environment variable

Variable Type Default Description
base image environement see environment list
SX_VERSION string latest container version
SX_TYPE string service Container family (os, service, application). could be enhanced
SX_SERVICE string nodejs Define the type of service or application provided
SX_ID auto startx/runner-nodejs Container ID coresponding to the image repository
SX_NAME auto yes Container name
SX_SUMMARY auto yes Container purpose description
SX_VERBOSE bool no Display information about the execution
SX_DEBUG bool no Display debug informations during execution
APP_PATH string /app Path to the application
LOG_PATH string /var/log/httpd Destination path to the log produced by the webserver
DATA_PATH string /data Destination path to the data manipulated by the application
APP_MAIN string /app/app.js Main application entrypoint
SX_S2IDIR string /tmp Destination path to the application pushed via s2i process

Exposed port

Port Description
8080 network port used to communicate with nodejs service using http

Exposed volumes

Container directory Description
/var/log/httpd log directory used to record container and nodejs logs
/data Destination path to the data manipulated by the application
/app Main application components (already defined, use volume to overwrite full nodejs stack)

Testing the service

access to the running nodejs service with http client curl -k -I http://localhost:9221. Change port and hostname according to your current configuration

For advanced users

You can contribute or start this container initiative locally. Follow theses instructions to setup a working environment.

This section will help you if you want to :

  • Get latest version of this container Service source code
  • Enhance and share your container improvement by adding instruction in Dockefile

Build & run a container using docker

  1. Jump into the container directory with cd GitlabRunner/nodejs
  2. Build the container using docker build -t startx-nodejs .
  3. Run this container
  4. Interactively with docker run -it startx-nodejs. If you add a second parameter (like /bin/bash) to will run this command instead of the default entrypoint. Usefull to interact with this container (ex: /bin/bash, /bin/ps -a, /bin/df -h,...)
  5. As a daemon with docker run -d -p 9221:8080 startx-nodejs

Build & run a container using docker-compose

  1. Jump into the container directory with cd GitlabRunner/nodejs
  2. Run this container
  3. Interactively with docker-compose up Startup logs appears and escaping this command stop the container
  4. As a daemon with docker-compose up -d. Container startup logs can be read using docker-compose logs