Category: Docker

Migrating from Docker Desktop

If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware that there’s some changes coming to Docker Desktop. Notably, it’s not going to be free to use for companies that make over $10M or have over 250 employees. This isn’t a nail in the coffin for docker on your desktop, however. Most docker users on windows usually are…


Docker and Firefox – Fix OOTB HTTP Redirect

I’m a Firefox guy. It’s ok. I’m good with it. I like Firefox. It has some quirks. Some of those quirks are actually some security practices. One of them…I’ll share today. Ok, so I’ve been doing some docker-ing. Wanting to create some specific pre-built images/accelerator type things on my own, I started off with a…


Windows Hosts Writer – v 1.4

Edit: This has been updated to reflect that v1.5 has been released! There’s a fun bug in windows having to deal with the number of hostnames per line in your hosts file. Any hostnames after the first nine just won’t resolve. That’s fun. Right? I’ve made some updates to the WHW image that will put…


Using Windows Hosts Writer with Sitecore 10

Edit: This has been updated to denote the latest version: v1.5 If you’ve been on twitter today, you’ve noticed quite a bit of buzz around the Sitecore Universe (SCUniverse – Pronounced “skju nɪ vɜrs”) with the news that Sitecore 10 has dropped! Play Marketing Buzzword Bingo with the Press Release here: https://www.sitecore.com/company/news-events/press-releases/2020/08/marketers-and-it-pros-jointly-win-with-launch Of course, a…


Windows Hosts Writer – v 1.3

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve worked on the Windows Hosts Writer (WHW) and based on some feedback, a few changes were made: Now, WHW will listen to ANY network by default. No more having to remember to set it to nat or docker_default. You can still specify an override through the environment variable…


Docker Quality of Life: JSON over YAML

After the ninth formatting error in my docker-compose.yml file, I decided to google if you could actually use JSON instead. I heart JSON, for reals. Whaaaaaaa Ok, so that’s great news. You can quickly convert your YAML files over to JSON with some online tools. Here’s a good one: https://onlineyamltools.com/convert-yaml-to-json Simply paste your YAML file…


Maintain your Hosts file with a Docker Container

UPDATED – Read below! So while this doesn’t technically involve Sitecore, it’s been super helpful so far when working with some of the docker efforts I’ve been putting forward setting up Identity Server as well as Horizons. Those are still in the works though, so hold tight. The problem I’d been running into for those…


Yet Another Sitecore Docker Series – Part 9: Compose All the Things

It feels pretty good to get this whole thing running. Let’s make it easier. Let’s meet Docker Compose. Docker Compose is a utility that essentially helps with orchestration of containers. That just sounds badass! Docker Compose uses a docker-compose file which in the YAML format. Here’s an example we’ll be working with. The current GitHub …


Yet Another Sitecore Docker Series – Part 8: It’s Sitecore Time

Finally! AMIRITE? Now that we’ve spun our solr and sql containers up, it’s time to move to the big guns: The CM Server. I’m not going to cover the CD Server, as it’s fairly similar. XP topology is also not very far deviant from the concepts you’ve conquered so far. Let’s get to it. The… …


Yet Another Sitecore Docker Series – Part 7: Smooth as SQL

For what it’s worth, SQL should be a little bit easier than solr. This Container really just the base, SQL Image, then the Sitecore SQL Image on top of it. Let’s get cracking! Looking at the docker file in \windows\dependencies\mssql-developer-2017: …