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Docker Orchestration for BISE Portal



  1. Install Docker.

  2. Install Docker Compose.

  3. Install Rancher CLI



In order to be able to edit source-code on your machine using your favorite editor, without having to do it inside a Docker container, you’ll have to create a new user on your laptop with uid=500 and use this user for development:

    $ sudo useradd -u 500 zope-www
    $ sudo usermod -a -G docker zope-www
    $ sudo su - zope-www
  1. Get the source code:

    $ git clone $ cd eea.docker.bise/bise-devel
  2. Update development stack:

    $ git pull $ docker-compose -f source-code.yml up $ docker-compose pull
  3. Start development stack:

    $ docker-compose up -d
  4. Start Plone in foreground:

    $ docker-compose exec plone bin/instance fg
  5. Within your favorite browser head to http://localhost:8080, add a Plone site and install the following add-ons:

* `EEA Plone buildout profile`   6. Now you are ready to develop Plone Add-ons within `src` folder:

     $ ls -l src/
  1. You can do normal Plone development, including setting breakpoints with ipdb



  • Rancher CLI
  • Within Rancher UI register min 1 hosts with label: bise=yes

On your laptop:

    $ git clone
    $ cd eea.docker.bise

Access rights

To enable Rancher CLI to launch services in a Rancher instance, you’ll need to configure it See related Rancher documentation on how to obtain your Rancher API Keys. Thus:

  1. Via Rancher UI:
* Go to **API Tab** add an **Account API Key**   2. On your laptop configure Rancher CLI:

     $ rancher config
  1. Make sure that you’re deploying within the right environment:

    $ rancher config -p

Deploy in production:

    $ rancher up -d


    $ rancher up -d --upgrade --batch-size 1

…and confirm that the upgrade went well:

    $ rancher up -d --confirm-upgrade

…or roll-back:

    $ rancher up -d --roll-back

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