Category: Sitecore

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:

You’ll notice a new command in here: HEALTHCHECK. This is used to ensure the…


Yet Another Sitecore Docker Series – Part 6: Simply Solr

Woof, that previous post was a lot. A whole lot to ingest. So now we’ve gone through some pretty basic image creation, we understand some of how the Dockerfile works and honestly, I think we’re ready to rock and roll with some more advanced stuff. Let’s talk solr 🙂 As of this writing, the solr…


Yet Another Sitecore Docker Series – Part 5: Deconstructing a Dockerfile

In the previous post, you probably ran the following and had no idea what you were doing. If you did, shhhh and move along…

Some of this is pretty intuitive. Such as the “docker” part. “image” just means you’re working with Images. “build” does what you think. You are building an image with docker….


Yet Another Sitecore Docker Series – Part 4: Composing an Image

OK, we’ve got Docker running locally, we’ve gotten our first image from Microsoft (thanks, Satya!) and we’re ready to go gangbusters on some Images. We’re going to need a Dockerfile. Essentially a Dockerfile (no extension) is a set of instructions on how to compose an image. It has arguments you can pass in, and things…


Yet Another Sitecore Docker Series – Part 3: Layers are Yum

Woot. You’ve made it to Part 3. This is probably going to be the best part so far. Mostly because it’s only the third part. At this point, you should be running Docker and be in Windows Container mode. Let’s make a container!!!!!1111 Pump the brakes, Space Cowboy! I actually googled ‘Space Cowboy’ First we’re…


Yet Another Sitecore Docker Series – Part 2: Running Docker

Now that you’re sold on the idea of Docker, let’s figure out how you can get the ball rolling. The following four things are required before we even touch a line of code: Virtualization is enabled on your machineHyper-VDocker for WindowsA couple shots of Crown Royal. It’s Canadian, so you know it’s nice. #1 Virtualization…


Yet Another Sitecore Docker Series

Apparently I’ve been living under a rock for a while. Last time I looked the whole world was like “omg wouldn’t it be great to run Sitecore on Docker” And now peeps are like “omg yo. You can!” It’s gotten to the point that there’s even a epic community-driven repository for the process. It’s slick….


Rolling Out 9.1 Update 1

This is the first real test of the Auto-Update feature of SIF-less. I’ve added in the configs for 9.1 Update 1 and “in theory” it should start showing up when you launch SIF-less. *BIG NOTE* This is only going to work with SIF-less 2.2 . Prior versions do not have the Auto-Update feature. With that…