Cloud Docker for Commerce

The magento/magento-cloud-docker package provides functionality and Docker images to deploy Adobe Commerce to a local Cloud environment. These release notes describe the latest improvements to this package, which is a component of Cloud Suite for Commerce.

The magento/magento-cloud-docker package uses the following version sequence: <major>.<minor>.<patch>

The release notes include:

  • New features
  • Fixes and improvements


Release date: September, 2022

  • Apple M1 (ARM64) support—Added changes to Docker images to enable support for Apple M1 (ARM64) architecture.
  • Mailhog—Fixed an issue where the Mailhog service did not catch emails while in developer mode.
  •—Fixed the service versions validator in the script.


Release date: March 31, 2022

  • Added Elasticsearch 7.10 image


Release date: March 10, 2022

  • Support PHP 8.1—Added support for PHP 8.1.
  • OpenSearch—Added images of OpenSearch versions 1.1 and 1.2.
  • Composer 2.1—Set composer 2.1.x by default in PHP 8.x images.
  • PHP images improvements

    • Added PHP 8.1 images
    • Upgraded xDebug version 3.1.2
    • Upgraded xmlrpc 1.0.0RC3
  • Elasticsearch & OpenSearch improvements—Improvements in Elasticsearch and OpenSearch Dockerfiles; removed the Elasticsearch 5.2 image.
  • Sodium extension—Enabled the sodium extension by default in all PHP images.
  • Composer cache volume—Fixed path for Composer cache volume to have cached Composer packages.
  • Memory limitation in nginx—Fixed limitation of memory in NGINX image.


Release date: October 25, 2021

  • Improve Developer mode workflow—Previously, you needed to specify the mode in the build and deploy steps. Now, the --mode option in the build step determines the mode in the later deploy step. Setting the mode after the deployment is no longer required. See Developer mode.
  • Improvements for read-only filesystem
    • Fix issue starting a PHP container for mail configuration.
    • Can use environment variables in INI files.
    • Ensure PHP entry points do not need write permission.
  • Update Node—Update the bundled Node version; when installing Node in PHP-CLI images, it now uses the current LTS version.
  • Update Symfony—Updated the Symfony config dependencies to be compatible with Adobe Commerce 2.4.4.


Release date: July 29, 2021

  • New Zookeeper container—Added a Zookeeper container to manage lock provider configuration for projects that are not deployed to Adobe Commerce on Cloud infrastructure.

  • Added support for Composer 2.0.—Added Composer version 2.0 to the Composer configuration file to support upgrades from Composer 1.0 which is approaching end-of-life.


Release date: June 14, 2021

  • Added PHP 8.0—Updated PHP to version 8.0, allowing you take advantage of all the new features and optimizations PHP 8.0 includes.
  • Updated to Varnish 6.6 and Elasticsearch 7.11.2—The following links provide release information on Varnish Cache 6.6 and Elasticsearch 7.11.2.
  • Added ioncube extension for PHP 7.4 image—The ioncube extension has been re-added to the PHP 7.4 image after having been initially excluded from the PHP 7.3 to PHP 7.4 upgrade. Submitted by mattskr.
  • Added a new file sync option: manual-native—The manual-native file synchronization option provides manual control over synchronization, which provides the best performance for macOs and Windows environments. Read about using the manual-native option in the Developer mode and Synchronizing data in a Docker developer environment topics.
  • Removed volume deletions from up and down commands—The --volume option was removed from the bin/magento-docker up and bin/magento-docker down commands, replaced by the new bin/magento-docker init command with a data loss warning. This change helps prevent the accidental data loss. Submitted by joeshelton-wagento.
  • Updated CN value for the generated certificate—Removed the hardcoded CN value from the Dockerfile. This value created a certificate error (NET::ERR_CERT_INVALID) that caused the --host option for the ece-docker build:compose command to be ignored.


Release date: April 20, 2021

  • Updated host.docker.internal to be platform independent—You can now create the same Docker Compose scripts for Ubuntu, Windows, and macOS. Using Xdebug on Ubuntu no longer requires a separate environment variable. Fix submitted by Igor Vitol.

  • Updated—Added the mounts object to the MAGENTO_CLOUD_APPLICATION environment variable. Fix submitted by Chiranjeevi.

  • Updated—Updated the script with PHP 7.4 and Magento Cloud Docker 1.2.1 versions. Fix submitted by Adarsh Manickam.

  • Sodium enabled by default—Enabled the sodium PHP extension by default within PHP Docker images.

  • custom-registry option—Added a --custom-registry option to php ./vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose command for using your own images registry.

    ./vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose
  • Removed old Elasticsearch versions—Removed Elasticsearch versions 1.7 and 2.4 from the Elasticsearch images.

  • Auto-generating NGINX certificates—Removed the existing certificates from the NGINX image. The NGINX certificates are now auto-generated with each new deployment for improved security.

  • Enabled opcache.validate_timestamps—Enabled the opcache.validate_timestamps PHP setting by default in developer mode. Enabling this setting fixed the issue where changes to the filesystem were not recognized in Docker.

  • Fixed build:custom:compose—Fixed the build:custom:compose command to throw an error when files cannot be overwritten during the build process. Throwing an error prevents situations where docker-compose up could be using the wrong files.

  • Fixed --sync_engine="native" option—Fixed the issue where in production mode (--mode="production"), the --sync_engine="native" option would not create any entries for local folders in the docker.composer.yml file.

  • Fixed service version validation errors—Added service versions for RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, and other services to the type property in the MAGENTO_CLOUD_RELATIONSHIP variable. Adding these versions to the relationships variable fixed the validation errors that occurred during the deploy phase.


Release date: December 21, 2020

  • NGINX command options—Added build command options to change the number of NGINX worker_processes and NGINX worker_connections for TLS and Web services. The worker_process parameter retains the ability to set the value to auto. Examples:

     ./vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose --nginx-worker-processes=2
     ./vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose --nginx-worker-connections=2048
  • TLS command option—Added build command option to create a configuration without the TLS service. Example:

    ./vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose --no-tls
  • NGINX memory consumption—Reduced the memory consumed by the NGINX process for TLS and Web services.

  • Blackfire—Disabled Blackfire PHP extension by default in the Cloud Docker image.

  • PHP-FPM container—Fixed PHP-FPM container health check by changing the WEB_PORT from 80 to 8080.

  • Invalid volume naming—Fixed an error with invalid volume naming in developer mode.

  • NGINX upstream port—Updated the Docker NGINX 1.19 image to use port 8080 to avoid an infinite loop. Fix submitted by Adarsh Manickam.


Release date: November 9, 2020

  • Container updates—

    • PHP-FPM container—Added support for the gnupg PHP extension. Fix submitted by G Arvind from Zilker Technology.

    • Database container—Fixed the database container health check by adding the required database password to the health check command.

    • Elasticsearch container

      • Added support for Elasticsearch 7.9 for compatibility with upcoming Adobe Commerce releases.

      • Elasticsearch plugin configuration—Added support to use the Elasticsearch plugin configuration information from the services.yaml file to generate the docker-compose.yaml file for a Cloud Docker for Commerce environment. See Elasticsearch plugins.

      • Elasticsearch plugin support—Added support for the following Elasticsearch plugins: analysis-icu, analysis-phonetic, analysis-stempel, and analysis-nori. The analysis-icu and analysis-phonetic plugins are installed by default. You can add or remove the analysis-stempel and analysis-nori plugins as needed.

    • CLI container

      • Run commands inside Docker PHP containers—Now you can use the Magento Cloud Docker CLI to run commands inside PHP containers in your Docker environment without having to install PHP on the host. For example, the following command builds the configuration: ./bin/magento-docker php 7.3 vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose. See Magento Cloud Docker CLI. Fix submitted by G Arvind from Zilker Technology.

      • Added the OpenSSH-client to PHP CLI containers. Now, you can use ssh-agent forwarding for Composer if the composer.json file contains private git repositories that require an ssh client to use Composer commands.

    • TLS container—Now, the TLS container is based on the Docker image instead of the Centos image. This change fixes issues that caused errors when sending HTTPS requests between containers in the Cloud Docker environment.

    • Test container—Added a test container for application testing, and added the --with-test option to the Docker build:compose command to create the container only when testing in the Docker environment. See application testing.

    • FPM-XDEBUG container

      • Configure Xdebug on Linux—Added the --set-docker-host option to the ece-docker build:compose command to configure the host.docker.internal value in the Xdebug container. This option is required to use Xdebug on Linux systems. See Configure Xdebug for Docker.

      • Fixed the Xdebug variable configuration for the Docker ENTRYPOINT to resolve uninitialized "with_xdebug" variable errors in the logs. Fix submitted by Florent Olivaud

  • Docker configuration changes

    • MailHog configuration—Now you can use the following ece-docker build:compose command options to disable MailHog and specify ports: --no-mailhog, --mailhog-http-port, and --mailhog-smtp-port. See Set up email.

    • For Cloud Docker for Commerce 1.2.0 and later, Adobe now provides Docker images for each patch version, and the Docker configuration generator creates the Docker configuration with a specified patch version instead of using the latest. Previously, the Docker configuration generator built the configuration using the latest patch version which could break Cloud Docker for Commerce environments built using an earlier version.

    • Specify custom images and versions in custom Magento Cloud Docker configuration—Updated the build:custom:compose command with options to specify custom images and versions when generating a custom Docker compose configuration file (docker-compose.yaml). See Build a custom Docker Compose configuration.

    • Updated the Docker host configuration to expose port 443 to enable access to Adobe Commerce (https://magento2.docker) from all CLI containers. You can change the default port by adding the --tls-port option when you generate the Docker configuration file.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Cloud Docker for Commerce build to fail if the app/etc/env.php file exists.

  • Updated the build configuration to replace named volumes with regular volumes to prevent issues when deploying Cloud Docker for Commerce on Linux or Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2).

  • Updated the Cloud Docker for Commerce functional tests to support Composer 2.0.


Release date: September 9, 2020

  • Added support for Elasticsearch 7.7


Release date: August 5, 2020

  • Updated email configuration—Updated the default configuration to support the MailHog service instead of using SendMail. See Set up email.

  • Restored the PS library to the Cloud Docker environment configuration to fix ps: command not found errors.

  • Updated the default Cloud Docker for Commerce configuration to remove automatic mounting of the database entrypoint and MariaDB volumes to fix Cannot create container for service db errors that can occur when starting your Cloud Docker environment.

    Now, you can configure the Cloud Docker environment to mount the database directories by adding the following options to the ece-docker build:compose command: --with-entry-point and with-mariadb-conf. See Service configuration options.

  • CLI command updates

Action Command
Add an entrypoint to the database container to restore the database from backup ./vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose --db --with-entrypoint
Add a MariaDB configuration volume ./vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose --db --mariadb-conf


Release date: June 25, 2020

  • Added support for the split database performance solution—Now you can configure and deploy a store using the Split database performance solution in the Cloud Docker environment.

  • Support for Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source deployment—Now you can use Cloud Docker for Commerce to deploy a local development environment for projects that are not hosted on Adobe Commerce on cloud infrastructure.

  • support—Added support to use the extension for automated performance testing. Fix submitted by Adarsh Manickam from Zilker Technology

  • Container updates

    • Varnish—Now Varnish is the default cache when you deploy Adobe Commerce in a Cloud Docker environment using a supported version of the Magento Cloud application template. See Varnish container.

    • Added the --no-varnish option to skip Varnish service installation when you generate the Cloud Docker configuration file.

    • Database

      • Added the support for the MySQL database. Now, you can configure the Cloud Docker environment with either MariaDB or MySQL. See Service configuration options.

      • Added the ability to set the increment and offset settings for database replication when you generate the Docker compose file. See Service containers.

    • PHP-FPM

    • Node.js—Updated the default Node.js version from version 8 to version 10 to improve security. Node.js version 8 is deprecated and no longer updated with bug fixes or security patches. Fix submitted by Mohan Elamurugan from Zilker Technology.

    • Elasticsearch

      • Added support for Elasticsearch 6.8, 7.2, 7.5, and 7.6.

      • Added the ability to customize the Elasticsearch container configuration when you generate the Docker compose configuration file.

      • Added the --no-es option to the service configuration options for generating the Docker Compose configuration file. Use this option to skip the Elasticsearch container installation and use MySQL search instead. This option is supported only for Adobe Commerce versions 2.3.5 and earlier.

    • FPM-XDEBUG container—Added a service configuration option to install and configure Xdebug for debugging PHP in your Cloud Docker environment. See Configure Xdebug.

  • Docker configuration changes

    • Added health checks for the PHP-FPM, Redis, Elasticsearch, and MySQL Docker service containers.

    • Changed the default file synchronization mode to native in Developer mode.

    • Added version information to the generic Docker service container image when generating the docker-compose.yml file.

    • Improved ability to handle large responses from the upstream PHP-FPM container by increasing the fastcgi_buffers value for the Nginx server.

    • Improved mutagen file synchronization performance by adding a second sync session to synchronize files in the vendor directory. This change prevents mutagen from getting stuck during the file synchronization process. Fix submitted by Mathew Beane from Zilker Technology.

    • CLI command updates

Action Command
Clear Redis cache bin/magento-docker flush-redis
Clear Varnish cache bin/magento-docker flush-varnish
Skip default Varnish installation .vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose --no-varnish
Customize Elasticsearch options .vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose --es-env-var
Remove Elasticsearch configuration .vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose --no-es
Configure DB container with MySQL version 5.6 or 5.7 ./vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose --db <mysql-version-number> --db-image mysql
Specify custom base URL ./vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose --host=<hostname> --port=<port-number>
Add container for Xdebug configuration .vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose --mode developer --sync-engine native --with-xdebug


Release date: Feb 5, 2020

  • Created a separate package to deliver Cloud Docker for Commerce—Moved the source code to deliver Cloud Docker for Commerce from the ece-tools repository to the new magento-cloud-docker repository to maintain code quality and provide independent releases. The new package is a dependency for ece-tools v2002.1.0 and later.

    When you update ece-tools, you also update the magento/magento-cloud-docker package to version 1.0.0. If you used Cloud Docker for Commerce with an earlier ece-tools release (2002.0.x), review the backward incompatibilities and update your project as scripts, commands, and processes as needed.

  • Added versioning to the Docker images—You must now update the magento/magento-cloud-docker package to get the updated images.

  • Container updates

    • PHP-FPM container

      • Added Node.js support—Updated the PHP-FPM image to support node, npm, and the grunt-cli capabilities inside the PHP container.

      • Added support for ionCube—Updated the default Docker configuration to support ionCube in the local Docker development environment.

    • Web container

      • Customize NGINX configuration—Added the capability to mount a custom nginx.conf file to the Cloud Docker for Commerce environment. See Web container.

      • Auto-generated NGINX certificates—The Docker configuration file now includes the configuration to auto-generate NGINX certificates for the Web container.

    • New Selenium container—Added a Selenium container to support Adobe Commerce application testing using the Magento Functional Testing Framework (MFTF).

    • RabbitMQ version support—Updated the RabbitMQ container configuration to support RabbitMQ version 3.8.

    • Persistent database container—The magento-db: /var/lib/mysql database volume now persists after you stop and remove the Docker configuration and restores when you restart the Docker configuration. Now, you must manually delete the database volume. See Database containers.

    • TLS container

      • Updated the container base image to use official image—The Cloud TLS container image is now based on the official debian:jessie Docker image.—

      • Added support for the Pound TLS Termination Proxy—The Pound configuration file adds the following ENV variables to customize the Docker configuration for the TLS container:

        • TimeOut—Sets the Time to First Byte (TTFB) timeout value. The default value is 300 seconds.

        • RewriteLocation—Determines whether the Pound proxy rewrites the location to the request URL by default. Defaults to 0 to prevent the rewrite from breaking redirects to outside websites like an external SSO site. Fix submitted by Sorin Sugar

      • Increased the timeout value in the TLS container configuration from 15 to 300 seconds. Fix submitted by Mathew Beane from Zilker Technology

    • Varnish container

      • Updated the container base image to use official image—The Cloud Varnish container is now based on the official centos Docker image.

      • Improved default timeout configuration-Added .first_byte_timeout and .between_bytes_timeout configuration to the Varnish container. Both timeout values default to 300s (5 minutes). Fix submitted by Mathew Beane from Zilker Technology

      • Skip Varnish during Xdebug sessions—Updated the Varnish container configuration to return pass on requests received when Xdebug is enabled. In previous releases, you could not use Xdebug if the Docker environment included Varnish. Fix submitted by Mathew Beane from Zilker Technology.

  • Docker configuration changes

    • Manage mounts and volumes for your project—Added the ability to manage mounts and volumes when launching a Docker environment for local development. See Sharing project data.

    • Support for network bridge mode—Added support for network bridge mode to enable connections between Docker containers over the local network.

    • Cron container disabled by default—To improve performance, the Cron container is no longer configured by default when you build the Docker environment. You can use the --with-cron option on the Docker build command to add a Cron container to your environment. See Managing cron jobs.

    • Stop synchronizing large backup files—Added DB dumps and archive files—ZIP, SQL, GZ, and BZ2—to the exclusion list in the dist/docker-sync.yml and dist/ files. Synchronizing large files (>1 GB) can cause a period of inactivity and backup files do not normally require synchronization since you can regenerate them.

  • Command changes

    • Renamed the ./bin/docker file to ./bin/magento-docker to fix an issue that caused some Docker environments to break because the ./bin/docker file overwrites existing Docker binary files. This is a backward incompatible change that requires updates to your scripts and commands.

    • Added a service configuration option to expose the database port to the host—Use the --expose-db-port=<PORT> option to expose the database port to the host when building the docker-compose.yml file: bin/ece-docker build:compose --expose-db-port=<PORT> Fix submitted by Adarsh Manickam from Zilker Technology.

    • New post-deploy command—Previously, the post-deploy hooks defined in the file ran automatically after you deployed Adobe Commerce to a Cloud Docker container using the cloud-deploy command. Now, you must issue a separate cloud-post-deploy command to run the post-deploy hooks after you deploy. See the updated launch instructions for developer and production mode.

    • Added the --rm option to ./bin/magento-docker commands for the build and deploy containers. This removes the container after the task is complete.

    • Updates to build:compose command

      • Added the --sync-engine="native" option to the docker-build command to disable file synchronization when you generate the Docker Compose configuration file in developer mode. Use this option when developing on Linux systems, which do not require file synchronization for local Docker development. See Synchronizing data in the Docker environment.
    • Changed the default file synchronization setting from docker-sync to native. Fix submitted by Mathew Beane from Zilker Technology.

  • Validation improvements

    • Added validation to the deployment process for local Docker development environments to verify that the Cloud environment configuration includes the encryption key required to decrypt the database. Now, you get an error message in the log if the environment configuration does not specify a value for the encryption key.

    • Added a container health check to the Elasticsearch service to ensure that the service is ready before continuing with build and deploy processing. If the health check returns an error, the container restarts automatically.