Docker for Windows
In this section we'll walk you through the steps to get a single Solace PubSub+ software message broker Docker container up-and-running in Windows using Docker Compose. If you're interested in setting up message brokers in an HA redundancy group on a Windows platform, take a look at Configuring HA Groups in Windows.
The example shown, which makes use of Solace PubSub+ Standard, is suitable for use with up to 100 client connections and is appropriately configured for testing and PoC activities.
It's assumed you have:
- Docker for Windows installed, with at least 2 GiB of memory dedicated to Docker for Windows. For more information about allocating memory and swap space, refer to the Docker Settings page.
- Git installed. The Docker Compose template used in this example, that you can clone or download, is hosted in GitHub at https://github.com/SolaceLabs/solace-single-docker-compose.
Clone the GitHub repository containing the Docker Compose template.
git clone https://github.com/SolaceLabs/solace-single-docker-compose.git
Run the following command to create a PubSub+ software message broker using the Compose template:
docker-compose -f PubSubStandard_singleNode.yml up -d
The Compose template runs a message broker container named
pubSubStandardSingleNode, using the
latest PubSub+ Standard image pulled from Docker Hub, creates an
admin user with global access permissions, and publishes the following message broker container ports to the same ports on the Windows host:
- port 8080—enables SEMP management traffic to the container. Use this port when connecting to the container using the PubSub+ Manager (refer to Solace PubSub+ Manager for more information).
- port 55555—enables SMF data to pass through the container.
To use additional services, you can edit the compose template to publish each corresponding port. For example, to enable AMQP over TLS, uncomment the appropriate line in the compose template (
- '5671:5671'). For more information about the default ports used for each service, refer to Default Configuration for Software Message Brokers.
Once the container is created, it will take about 60 seconds for the message broker to finish activating.
You can access the Solace management tool, PubSub+ Manager, or the Solace CLI to start issuing configuration or monitoring commands on the message broker.
Solace PubSub+ Manager management access:
- Open a browser and enter this url: http://localhost:8080.
- Log in as user
adminwith default password
Solace CLI management access:
Enter the following
docker exec -it pubSubStandardSingleNode /usr/sw/loads/currentload/bin/cli -A
Enter the following commands to enter configuration mode:
- Issue configuration or monitoring commands. For a list of commands currently supported on the message broker, refer to Software Message Broker CLI Commands.
You now have a message broker Docker container with a basic configuration that is ready for messaging tasks.
There are additional configuration tasks you can make use of in the following topics:
- Default Configuration for Software Message Brokers—Go through the default port numbers for message broker services.
- Scaling Tiers for Software Message Brokers—Learn about message broker connection scaling tiers.
Also, in order to fully utilize the message broker's features, you should familiarize yourself with the configuration operations common to both Solace PubSub+ software message brokers and appliances. For information, see the topics in the Configuration section.
When you are feeling comfortable with your message broker, you can test messaging using the Solace SDKPerf application. You can download SDKPerf from the Other Software section in the Downloads page.