Category: Docker

SPE Out-Download Gives a 401 Error

We recently setup a new local installation of Sitecore XM, with SPE, SXA, the whole deal. One of our developers was trying to export some content via the Out-Download command, which wasn’t working. For the sake of testing, we dumbed this query down to the absolute basic: “Hello World!” | Out-Download -Name hello-world.txt In theory,…


Virtual User Group Presentation – March 2024

Last week, I had the honor of presenting at the Virtual Sitecore Headless Development User Group, organized by Martin Miles. It was a great chance to throw down some knowledge on all the fun things you can do with SSG and ISR, things I find near and dear to my heart. Like cheeseburgers. And bacon…


Could not find property ‘alwaysExcludeVirtualFolder’

We recently had a new developer setup their local installation of a project which had been working for quite some time now. Everything went well, until their CM instance wouldn’t come up healthy. They saw the following in their log files: Message: Could not find property ‘alwaysExcludeVirtualFolder’ on object of type: Sitecore.Links.UrlBuilders.DefaultItemUrlBuilderOptions Source: Sitecore.Kernel at…


Using Solr Standalone for your Local

Sometimes I’m a smart guy. Then there’s other times. I’ll let you be the judge of which time that is. I’ve been doing docker for my local environment for a while. Enough to simplify the process and find something that works for me and for the dev team here. One of my devs, however has…


No Processes Listed when Debugging Docker Container

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of working with Docker on a local developer environment. The ability to quickly spin up a project and spin it down, the lack of 18 versions of solr running in conflict, the way docker just thrashes my concept of “I have plenty of Hard Drive to work”… It’s…


Docker Done Easy – XM with Headless SXA

Options. There’s always options. Some options, like paying to change your flight, suck. Some, like getting a free upgrade to first class…don’t suck. What does this have to do with Docker? Nothing, aside from the fact they are options. Anyway, I suck at intros to my blog posts, but it’s out of the way. Let’s…


Windows Hosts Writer v 2.0

It’s been quite a while since WHW has received an update. Michael West (yes, that Michael West) has been gracious enough to get things up to speed with the latest version of dotnet core, docker, and even made a few enhancements. I’m not going to regurgitate it here, as you can read about all the…


AKS Quality of Life: Warming your Containers in k8s

UPDATE: I totally forgot to put the source code link in here! https://github.com/RAhnemann/Container-Warmer If you’ve been around the docker block a little bit with Sitecore, you know by now that when a container is launched, it’s not really ready to do anything. It’s barely alive. In fact, Docker and k8s know this, and have a…


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…